“I will not cover myself up” – Le Pen cancels meeting with Lebanon grand mufti

French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon’s grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter, Reuters reported.

“You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” Le Pen said. The press office for the Grand Mufti later insisted her aides had been informed beforehand of the headscarf requirement, according to Euronews.