Marine Le Pen in Lebanon row after refusing to wear headscarf

Source: CNN

France’s Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Tuesday after refusing to wear a headscarf.

The far-right presidential candidate is on a two-day tour of Lebanon where she is courting Franco-Lebanese votes ahead of the first round of French elections on April 23.
Le Pen told reporters that she was surprised by the requirement. But a spokesman for the Grand Mufti said Le Pen had been informed of the need to wear a head covering before the meeting.
Le Pen said she had met the Grand Mufti of Al-Azhar during a visit to Egypt in 2015 without covering her head.

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Lebanon

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  1. If she covers head out of respect and courtesy is different. Otherwise Islam teaches no compulsion for her to cover her head just to meet Mufti.

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