Today Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate for France’s National Front party, canceled a meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf.
“You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” Le Pen said to reporters, explaining the reason of the cancellation.
The press office for the Grand Mufti said that Le Pen’s aides had been informed beforehand of their requirement for wear headscarf. The request is a standard implications for women in Islam. The situation accured during Le Pen visit to Lebanon as a part of her presidential campaign in search support of the international players.