Saturday, October 22, 2016

France: 'To Fight Islam,' Marine Le Pen Would Ban All Religious Clothing, Including Crosses


If elected in April and May next year Le Pen, 48, said she would extend the current ban on religious symbols in state schools to all public spaces.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: The Christian Today
By Harry Farley | 18 October 2016

Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader in France, has promised to ban all religious clothing including Christian symbols, in a bid to defeat radical Islam.

Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front, is daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the antisemite who founded the party.Reuters

The National Front chief enjoyed a surge in polls after recent terror attacks and is expected to come top or second in the first round of presidential voting in April.

She said on Sunday that Jews and Christians would have to accept the ban in order to "fight the advance of political Islam".

If elected in April and May next year Le Pen, 48, said she would extend the current ban on religious symbols in state schools to all public spaces.

"I know this is a sacrifice, but I believe that the situation is too serious today."

The proposed ban would include Christian crosses and Jewish kippah as well as Muslim garments like the hijab and burka.

Le Pen was recently accused of "waging Hitler's campaign" but "replacing Jews with Arabs and blacks". Comedian Guy Bedos, 82, told his audience that Le Pen's message was: "If you are unemployed and you're suffering it's because there are too many Arabs, too many blacks and if we throw them into the sea you will have work."

Her comments this weekend came after French President Francois Hollande said his country had "a problem with Islam". In an explosive 660-page book called 'A President Should Not Say That', Hollande was revealed to have said there were too many illegal migrants and suggested a "veiled woman" could be the female symbol of France.



Read original post here: Marine Le Pen Would Ban All Religious Clothing, Including Crosses, 'To Fight Islam'


This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Times of Ahmad. Times of Ahmad is not an organ of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, nor in any way associated with any of the community's official websites.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comments. Any comments irrelevant to the post's subject matter, containing abuses, and/or vulgar language will not be approved.

Top read stories during last 7 days

Disclaimer!

THE TIMES OF AHMAD is not an organ of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, nor in any way associated with any of the community's official websites. Times of Ahmad is an independently run and privately managed news / contents archival website; and does not claim to speak for or represent the official views of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Times of Ahmad assumes full responsibility for the contents of its web pages. The views expressed by the authors and sources of the news archives do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Times of Ahmad. All rights associated with any contents archived / stored on this website remain the property of the original owners.