February 21, 2017

“I will not cover myself up” Le Pen refuses to meet with Lebanon's grand mufti after being told to wear hijab

StaffRebel Columnist

France's right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to meet with Lebanon’s grand mufti on Tuesday after one of his aides asked her to wear a hijab.

Le Pen is on a three-day visit to Lebanon this week to meet senior officials. When she arrived at his office, she was asked to put a white hijab on. She eventually just walked to her cab and left.

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“You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” she told reporters.

Eventually, the mufti's office issued a statement saying Le Pen had been told in advance that she will have to put a hijab on during the meeting. They claimed to be “surprised by her refusal”.

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commented 2017-02-22 11:06:11 -0500
She is so pretty, God, I wish we had principalled politicians like her in this country. Instead, we have evil, ugly, regressive, destructive, useless nutley, wynne-bag, christie Clarke who don’t know anything but to tax us all to hell while they high off the hog. The entire female liberal cabinet are lumped into the above as well.
commented 2017-02-22 11:01:23 -0500
What an awesome lady, kudos to Marine Le Pen a thousand times over, everyone here have such great comments, stay safe Marine and God Bless… I am so estatic to see her defiance at this absolute GARBAGE that they tried to make her wear.
commented 2017-02-22 10:01:31 -0500
Sue Diotte: Not to worry. Trudeau being the eternal feminist will probably wear one in her behalf.
commented 2017-02-22 07:47:08 -0500
The great thing about this, is she set condition, and walked away FIRST. If she’d have said “No.” waiting for them to change their mind, and they left her standing there, she would have been the one with egg on her face.

This way, it’s the Muslims who were PUBLICLY told to “Shove it.”
commented 2017-02-22 02:30:42 -0500
The truth will out come April 23rd as the first round of the French presidential elections… As in Trump’s case, don’t be surprised by the “shock and awe” as to what happens in Europe an beyond…
commented 2017-02-22 02:04:42 -0500
Trudeau will sincerely not be happy with her field, as much as he hates Trumps.
commented 2017-02-22 01:51:24 -0500
Good to see ,and it will get her votes and the left wing idiots do not see it.
Also i must remind everyone the Michelle Obama did this as well, i was happy to give her kudos when she did it as well. And remind the left wing trolls of that as well, they will probably shut up after that is pointed out.
commented 2017-02-22 01:02:42 -0500
Good for her. Who died and made him king Shiite.
commented 2017-02-22 00:53:33 -0500
Le Pen is mightier than le sword.
commented 2017-02-22 00:52:50 -0500
Yvette Mozol: I had a problem a few weeks back when I ad mentioned a petition to my mother and she asked me to add her name to it. Luckily I was able to sign in on twitter and I removed my name from the petition then re added it. it seems to be fine now. I would suggest contacting them if you continue to ave problems.
commented 2017-02-22 00:10:40 -0500
RS; yes she does, too bad you don’t.
commented 2017-02-21 23:59:21 -0500
I like this Moron LaPenAndTeller. She’s got good words.
commented 2017-02-21 23:53:14 -0500
Marine Le Pen knows her field and so she should do it!
commented 2017-02-21 22:37:30 -0500
Great! Finally a woman who does no bend to capricious demands of unreasonable leaders. When those leaders come to our country, do we ask them to wear our north american clothes and remove
their halloween costumes?
commented 2017-02-21 22:14:07 -0500
Yvette Mozal – you have a setting on your computer or phone disabled from remembering your sign in information. Get your ’puter person to check that out & set it up for you.
commented 2017-02-21 22:10:54 -0500
My kind of woman. I so hope she wins the election and evicts all those Muslim Scum back to their own countries. There are too many French dead, the slaughter needs to be stopped with whatever means necessary. And empty out those enclaves where not even the armed cops can go. All of Europe will soon die if they don’t start to push back and doing it on paper is long gone it will have to be done physically in the streets.
commented 2017-02-21 22:10:03 -0500
Right on! Marine LePenn – you are way too beautiful to cover yourself up! These Islamic pigs think they can dictate & terroize us to conform – well I think it’s about time a few cowboys, soldiers & and real m n begin terrorizing these sub- human POS! What is reall needed is a group of Special Forces Ladies to go over there and ventalate a few of these barbaric assholes & rid he world of a plague worse than Ebola! Those gnorant bastards believe they go to hell if killed by a woman & are then incapable of having that 72 year old virgin!
Let’s make it happen!

Marine LePenn – your are a fine & real Lady! Hold your ground & stay Safe.
commented 2017-02-21 21:54:40 -0500
Why do I have to sign in for every video now, is this something new? Anyone else with this problem, plus when I go to sign in all my info is gone & I have to retype everything, very annoying.

Kudos to Ms Le Pen, why should she wear a hijab, she is not Muslim. If he doesn’t want to see her blond hair, then the onus is on him not her & if he’s so scandalized then let him put on a blindfold, that’s only fair since he’s the one disturbed by it. Ridiculous.
commented 2017-02-21 21:48:11 -0500
Idk, if it were me meeting someone like that I’d be myself and wear my black steel toed boots, black pants, grey t-shirt and powder pink hoodie. Asstard!
commented 2017-02-21 21:41:41 -0500
So what if she was told in advance that she’d have to cover up?? Notice the choice in language: they did not even try to claim that she AGREED to cover up.
When they say they were “surprised by her refusal,” the keyword here is “her” being that, a woman actually refused to be subdued.
commented 2017-02-21 21:27:31 -0500
They are lying, saying that she knew in advance. Atleast she refused, and left the building.

Wynnie and Notley have already donned their symbols of oppression. Both are pathetic leaders that have sold their souls to the devil.
commented 2017-02-21 21:24:15 -0500
She’s no Swede.
commented 2017-02-21 21:15:32 -0500
Mike Bell, it is the mufti that is trying to show power over a female visiting dignitary by requiring her to cover up, and that dignitary stood up for the rights of women to not be controlled that way. You call that interfering in women’s personal lives, I call it exactly what it is, a visiting dignitary not bowing down to female oppression and standing up for what is right!!!
commented 2017-02-21 21:12:21 -0500
Grant Woodside:
What are the Christian and Jewish religions doing to counter peace?
Without Islam the world would be a peaceful place.
Do not draw a moral equivalency with the Muslim religion and Judeo-Christian faith.
commented 2017-02-21 21:02:27 -0500
I hope this office raid doesn’t derail her March toward the Presidency. She must be worrying the elite.
commented 2017-02-21 20:09:54 -0500
It’s funny how the trolls never come out to defend the indefensible. It is their selection of which subject threads they are willing to brawl in that lays bare their agenda.
commented 2017-02-21 19:40:21 -0500
Vive Marine Le Pen.
I hope she will become the President of France.
I wish she was the Prime Minister of Canada.
commented 2017-02-21 19:22:38 -0500
I hope Kellie Leitch is elected and women are never required to “cover up”and I am never required to pray 5 times per day.
Without religion, this would be a peaceful world I think.
My thoughts only, without prejudice.
commented 2017-02-21 19:18:27 -0500
Here is to your victory Ms Marine Le Pen.
commented 2017-02-21 19:11:19 -0500
That hijab could suffice for toilet paper in a pinch.