Le Pen refused to meet with the mufti of Lebanon because of the demand to throw the handkerchief

Marine Le Pen

The leader of the National front (NF) and candidate for the French presidency, marine Le Pen refused a meeting with the Supreme mufti of Lebanon due to the requirement to cover with a handkerchief over the head. About it reports Reuters.

“You may convey my respects to the Supreme mufti, but I’m not on ourselves to throw,” said Le Pen.

The press service of the religious figure said that aides of the French policy was in advance informed of the need to wear a hat for the meeting.

Le Pen is visiting Lebanon, where he held talks with local politicians.

According to public opinion polls, the head NF the lead in the presidential race, picking up in the first round of 27 percent of the vote. However, during the second stage, Le Pen will lose one of the two candidates: Francois Fillon from the party the Republicans or the Emmanuel Macron, representing they also created the movement “Forward!”.

Presidential elections in France will take place in April-may this year.