Marine Le Pen refused to wear a headscarf for a meeting with the mufti of Lebanon
Moscow. 21 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — a meeting of the candidate in presidents of France from far-right marine Le Pen and the Grand mufti of Lebanon was abolished after the French politician has refused to wear a headscarf, according to Le Figaro.
The statement of the press service of the mufti of Lebanon, notes that marine Le Pen warned in advance about the requirement to come to the meeting with his head covered.
“Tell my deepest respect for the mufti, but I’m not going to close the head,” — said Le Pen.
The leader of the French far-right arrived in Beirut on Sunday evening.
The day before she met with the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun. This is the first official meeting of Le Pen with a current foreign head of state.
Marine Le Pen leads the far-right party “national front” and is one of the main contenders for the French presidency. According to recent polls, she will be able to win in the first round but the second round will lose any of its major rivals: former Minister of economy of France Emmanuel macron, the, and former Prime Minister of the country Francois Fillon.