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Marine Le Pen Calls for Kippah Ban

Front National Party says kippot not kosher in public

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In some troubling news, far-right French leader Marine Le Pen, who placed third in the French presidential elections in May, called for a ban on kippot and headscarfs in public. In an interview on Friday with Le Monde, the daughter of the infamous French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen (who wasn’t nearly as adept at masking his anti-Semitism) said that she believes that religious headwear should be banned in places like stores, public transportation, and on the streets.

Le Pen, who shocked the French elite by winning almost 18% in the first round of this year’s presidential vote, also repeated calls for bans on public prayers, kosher and halal foods in schools and foreign government financing of mosques in France.

With talk of bans on circumcision and ritual slaughter already making the rounds across Europe, this latest salvo in the battle against the religious customs of over a billion people comes as an especially troubling time.

France’s Le Pen Calls for Ban on Muslim Headscarf, Jewish Kippah [al-Arabiya]

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The Republic of France, by it’s founding nature, is a strictly secular state. Everyone is affected by this, as you can’t even wear a large crucifix in public schools, so this isn’t anything surprising.

העבודה הציונית says:

What a silly woman.

Gerald Lewy says:

Lets face it, we’re not wanted over there! So lets get out of this country called France. In Canada, we wear our Kippot anywhere and everywhere with total freedom!!! Circumcision is practiced without anyone telling us what to do….Gerry!

bartmartin says:

Wearing a kippi is a very inobstusive cap .Le pen is a VERY intrusive she.devil and should be banned in the name of the common good,Citoyons send this madame le pen to jail.Au revoir le penita!!

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Marine Le Pen Calls for Kippah Ban

Front National Party says kippot not kosher in public

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