Watch Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, reject a headscarf for her meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abed el-Lateef Daryan in Beirut, Lebanon ..that’s how you deal with radicalism! Le Pen is climbing in the polls in France with the renewed sense of nationalism and regret over mass Muslim immigration.
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After meeting Christian President Michel Aoun – her first public handshake with a head of state – and Sunni Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Monday, she had been scheduled to meet the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian
He heads the Dar al-Fatwa, the top religious authority for Sunni Muslims in the multireligious country.
“I met the grand mufti of Al-Azhar,” she told reporters, referring to a visit in 2015 to Cairo’s 1,000-year-old center of Islamic learning. “The highest Sunni authority didn’t have this requirement, but it doesn’t matter.
“You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” she said.
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