Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Marine Le Pen Refuses to Wear Headscarf, Cancels Islamic Leader Meeting
Marine Le Pen, one of France's leading presidential candidates, refused to wear a headscarf Monday to meet with a top Islamic leader in Lebanon and canceled the meeting instead.
Officials at Lebanon's leading Sunni authority, Dar al-Fatwa, said Le Pen was told beforehand that she needed to wear a headscarf to her meeting with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, according to Bloomberg.
The officials charged France's far-right National Front party candidate refused to wear the headscarf and declined to meet after she arrived at Dar al-Fatwa's Beirut headquarters and was reminded of the requirement.
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