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 2017-02-21 18:51:23 -0500
“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”.”

Predictable political statement, they just assumed she would comply and were shocked she would not.
commented 2017-02-21 18:41:04 -0500
She is better than the others running for French prez, BUT:

(a) She is too willing to deal with the Iranian regime/Assad and other garbage of that type.

(b) She is too much in favour of interfering in personal lives (i.e., burqa/hijab/kippa ban).

Overall, my conclusion is that if I were in France, I’d probably vote for her despite these VERY STRONG shortcomings, because the others are worse.

But she’s a VERY poor knock-off of someone like Trump.

I’d point to the French Revolution having turned sour, unlike the American one, and say that we’re dealing with something similar here.
commented 2017-02-21 18:15:12 -0500
Western “feminists” would have probably agreed to wear a Burqua.
commented 2017-02-21 18:09:20 -0500
I really like this lady Marine Le Pen.
Here is someone that needs to be in charge, just like POTUS.
I get sick to the stomach when I see the assholes like Kathleen Wynne, even Notely and many so called celebs from Hollywood walking around with that cloth over their heads, supposedly showing solidarity with Muslims and Islam the religion of hatred. A bunch of sick Lilly livered jerks! I could be wrong, but I seem to recall even seeing Justin bin Trudeau the ultra feminist wearing the Hijab – the two faced prick.
So it is very refreshing to read and see a REAL woman stand up and basically give Muslims and the religion of hate the big middle finger. Good for her.
Marine Le Pen may you live long and be prosperous and achieve all of your goals. May God be with you and bless you and look after you, always.
commented 2017-02-21 16:55:12 -0500
Good. Some shock therapy is exactly what is needed
commented 2017-02-21 16:47:58 -0500
Now contrast Le Pen’s normal thinking (unfortunately becoming extraordinary in this day and age) with photos of Swedish officials’ shameful donning of head coverings, dashing any impression of power they thought they had and showing the world it was all a ruse. It was actually poetic justice to see previously snarky ‘feminists’ skulking around only days later in the most pathetic display of subservience we’ve seen to date. These women are bought and paid for, but Le Pen is not.
commented 2017-02-21 16:26:59 -0500
Seems French police raided Marine’s office for evidence of criminal activity.
This is simply the ones in power trying to stay in power.

Dump Justin bin Trudeau
commented 2017-02-21 16:18:32 -0500
It’s about time politicians take a look at what is happening!
commented 2017-02-21 15:54:07 -0500
Good for her!!!!
commented 2017-02-21 15:48:55 -0500
YES! Right on, ma’m.
commented 2017-02-21 15:45:39 -0500
Waytogo, Marine! My Hero! A Politician with a .Backbone!
commented 2017-02-21 15:40:36 -0500
She is really impressive in an interview, she doesn’t take any guff.
commented 2017-02-21 15:13:04 -0500
This lady may have a little King Charlamagne in her.
commented 2017-02-21 15:12:27 -0500
These mohamedans should go down on one knee in the presence of this women.
commented 2017-02-21 15:10:19 -0500
Lawrence… The word you are looking for is “Taquiyya”… The right of Muslims to lie and obfuscate in “defense” of their religion…
commented 2017-02-21 14:22:49 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,861 Attacks, 210,643 Killed, 294,650 Injured that we know of.

Good for you, Le Pen.
commented 2017-02-21 14:22:18 -0500
So called leaders of free world too often ask "which hand should I kiss? Both?’ Then say they asked the “hard” questions off camera. As if. She’s too rare.
commented 2017-02-21 14:16:53 -0500
You go girl!

Now I wish our girl that runs this country, had as much “balls” as she did!!!!
commented 2017-02-21 14:16:04 -0500
Bravo Marine Le Pen! I hope Kathleen Wynne takes note.
commented 2017-02-21 13:57:54 -0500
what’s that word they use when muslims are allowed to lie and obfuscate . well done Le pene
commented 2017-02-21 13:25:17 -0500
So she rode over there on her cat?
commented 2017-02-21 13:21:28 -0500
Well she will not be one of “the sisters upstairs” as Trudeau referred to the women at the mosque he visited. Nor can I see her sitting in the gender segregated section of the mosque like our beautiful Ontario Premiere Wynne did and wearing a hijab to fit in with the girls.
Wynne and Trudeau will play to any audience for votes and to garner praise from their United Nations friends to whom they are beholden.
commented 2017-02-21 13:10:19 -0500
Excusa Moi, Monsieur Grand Mufti? Would you like me to sit on the floor at the very back of your office too? Hell no, see ya.
commented 2017-02-21 12:55:21 -0500
She has a big pair. Justin and Wynne watch and learn.
commented 2017-02-21 12:49:57 -0500
Good on her!…..The door swings both ways. If she needs to cover head in Lebanon they can Uncover their heads in France. Keep up the good work.
commented 2017-02-21 12:43:45 -0500
Just yesterday , TRUMP got hell from media about mentioning Sweden in relation to terrorism , well today , head lines , — Stockholm , riots , looting , police attacked , businesses destroyed
Heard it this mourning on — k p c g . Fm — 8 am pacific time — mourning radio show , give it a listen , they mention EZRA , so they listen to the REBEL
commented 2017-02-21 12:41:51 -0500
She understands national sovereignty. You go, girl!
commented 2017-02-21 12:41:51 -0500
She understands national sovereignty. You go, girl!
commented 2017-02-21 12:26:59 -0500
This woman is France’s last chance. If you go to a orthodox church, a woman will cover her head with a veil, because she is considered holy. Contrast that with islam, which considers woman as property below cattle.