Marine Le Pen to the Grand Mufti: “I Won’t Veil Myself”

As reported a few days ago, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National in France, backed out of a meeting with the Grand Mufti of Lebanon when it became clear that she would be required to veil herself.

Below is a brief news clip from Reuters about the incident. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


00:00   Lebanon: Marine Le Pen refusing to veil herself when invited to see a mufti.
00:04   The highest Sunni authority, the mufti from Al-Azhar.
00:12   In Lebanon, Marine Le Pen refused to veil herself for the meeting with the Grand Mufti of Beirut.
00:16   The highest Sunni authority in the world hasn’t demanded it,
00:20   as a result I don’t have a reason to … But it doesn’t matter, please send Grand Mufti my respects.
00:28   But I won’t veil myself.
00:36   So, a couple of minutes after her arrival, she leaves, without meeting the Grand Mufti.
00:44   The presidential candidate was duly informed in advance
00:48   about her obligation to wear the veil… A premeditated clash?

15 thoughts on “Marine Le Pen to the Grand Mufti: “I Won’t Veil Myself”

  1. I like her better and better! This woman has a comparable sized “balls” to Trump and Orban!
    LE PEN 2017!

  2. In a display of rare audacity, this lady stands out against the oppressive cult. This small pièce de résistance may be heralding her future as Madame President de la Republique … Kudos, Marine!

  3. Perhaps she could have also demanded that if the muslim wants to visit France he must wear normal Western clothes.

  4. Her “obligation” to wear a veil? Excuse me, but she has no such obligation. She is not a Muslim and she is not one of his subjects. It’s his problem, not hers.

    • Under sharia, non-Muslims are obliged to obey certain parts of Islamic law, in particular those that apply to the status of women. So, from the point of view of a Muslim, Ms. Le Pen DOES have the obligation to wear the veil when any Muslims can see her.

      The big question is one of enforcement. Outside of Muslim-majority countries, Muslims mostly don’t have the strength of numbers to enforce the law against non-Muslims. However, as soon as they can, they do enforce those laws, against Muslims and infidels alike. That’s the way sharia works.

    • There was one photograph that was circulated widely which showed them walking past some clown. But there was another photograph which I thought was more interesting. It showed them in their Hijabs with their eyes lowered.

  5. Premeditated or not, any chance to send these usurpers and, even more importantly, the public in the West, a signal of defiance is not to be missed.

  6. It’s outrageous to even suggest she should. They don’t seem to understand gender equality. They shouldn’t be allowed to participate in world matters until they do.

  7. Remember Oriana Fallaci who decked herself out in a Hijab to interview Khomeini and once they were settled she promptly ripped the effing thing off. Dear God, I miss her.

  8. Marine Le Pen proves what true Feminist is compared to the Hollywood trash in America who thinks they speak for women. She should be lauded for her intestinal fortitude to defy terrorists and to prove to the world what a REAL WOMAN is.

  9. I applaud Ms Le Pen for not giving in to such requests or demands from one of those religious thugs. If people stop giving respect to those religious thugs, the world would be a better place to live in.

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