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?