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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Le Pen sans hijab: take that, feminists!

A real feminist
France's populist candidate for President, Marine Le Pen, puts feminists like Gloria Steinem to shame. 

Le Pen is running for France's top political position on the right-wing National Front ticket and was in Lebanon this week. She was scheduled to meet President Michel Aoun, a Christian, and the nation's top Sunni Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian.

Ms. Le Pen was told that women were required to wear traditional headscarves before entering the presence of the cleric, lest he lose control of his bladder or something worse.

She refused. After a few uncomfortable minutes between her staff and the sheikh's, she called off the meeting and left. She later said, "I consider the headscarf a symbol of a woman's submission. I will not put on the veil."
"I met the grand mufti of Al-Azhar, and the highest Sunni Authority didn't have this requirement, but it doesn't matter," she said. "You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up."
Some may think she was playing up to her home team but she seemed truly surprised and insisted that her team informed the mufti's staff the night prior to the intended audience that she would show up bare-headed, like a normal Westerner. The mufti people said she agreed to don the Islamic symbol of submission [but not in those words].

At present, Le Pen is ahead in the presidential polls and has long called for limits on immigration to France--many of whom are Muslims from Africa and the Middle East. 

This should strengthen her core support.

Coincidentally, on the same day this occurred, police arrested three Muslim suspects in southern France for plotting what they termed "an imminent terror attack," as is their wont. Perfect timing for Le Pen as that headline alongside her face-off with a Muslim pedoopadoop, reinforces her warning that France already has too many immigrants.

Various media organizations covered the incident very differently, but the AP quoted Le Pen, who spoke of herself in the third person: "I note that when Marine Le Pen refuses to don the headscarf, it is criticized, but when Michelle Obama refused to do it in Saudi Arabia, it was considered admirable."

No wonder journalism is dying faster than a moth trying to roast a tiny marshmallow.

Not a real feminist
Al Jazeera, a favorite media organization of Al Gore and funded by the ruling family of Qatar, wrote: "This was a trap and a set-up because she wanted to send a message to her own voters and supporters that she somehow refused to respect the local customs in a Muslim-majority country." 

When has Islam respected the customs of Western Christian-Judeo countries? And how does anyone really know the reason she had?

It wasn't out of disrespect in a 'Muslim-majority country,' it was a sign of her refusal to 'submit' as the word 'Islam' actually means.

Fun Fact: German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to meet with Le Pen. Hopefully, that will signal the end of Merkel's political career.

Ironically, not one of the news agencies that reported on her visit failed to call her 'right-wing,' and true to form, not one of them called her a 'feminist.'

Bite it, Hillary voters!