The difference between a woman who puts her principles and dignity before votes and spineless appeasers who would sell both was made abundantly clear when French Presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, refused to don a Muslim hijab to meet a representative of Islam.
During a visit to Lebanon she was scheduled meet Sunni Muslim leader, the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian, who requires women to don the oppressive headdress before appearing in his presence.
In solidarity with oppressed Muslim women the world over, and also to maintain her dignity and that of her country, she refused to comply.
Since Madam Le Pen had previously met the Grand Mufti of Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt without such a degrading requirement one can only assume that the Grand Mufti of Lebanon was using the meeting to demonstrate the dominance of Islam not only over women but also over a possible future President of France.
On the same visit she had meetings with the Christian President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, the Sunni Prime Minister, Saad al- Harriri and the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and the Levant, Cardinal Mar Bachara al-Rai, without any requirement to demean herself or France by surrendering her dignity.
Contrast this to the recent Swedish delegation to Iran who prior to their visit self-identified as the first feminist government in the world with promises to promote a “gender equality perspective internationally” and to adopt “a feminist foreign policy” in which “equality between women and men is a fundamental aim”.
Their grandiose feminist credentials and lofty feminist rhetoric was ignominiously surrendered when they allowed themselves to be publicly paraded before the medieval misogynistic leader of Iran, President Rouhani, wearing hijabs, chadors and long coats.
For those who follow the European scene Sweden is the highest profile example of the disastrous policy of government imposed multi-culturalism and Islamification using open border mass immigration from backward Muslim countries to slowly erase Swedish culture.
Despite widespread censorship violent crime, sexual assault, rape and murder committed by Muslim immigrants is endemic in Sweden where it is forecast that one in five Swedish women will be the victim of rape in the years to come.
By the UN’s own forecast Sweden will meet the requirements to qualify for third world status within the next thirty years.
If selling ones dignity by groveling before Islamic misogynist leaders is not bad enough, donning Islamic garb for votes is just as contemptible.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May is guilty along with Great Britain’s most prominent and vocal feminist politician, Harriet Harman, who both donned the degrading hijab when trawling the Muslim ghettos for votes.
It should be noted that Arab leaders don’t feel the need to adopt western style attire when visiting France, Great Britain, Sweden or anywhere else in the civilized world despite the inclement weather they rarely experience in their hot desert kingdoms.
Humiliating as it may be for a woman, wearing a headscarf may seem a minor issue in great global foreign affairs theatre but the French people would be unforgiving if Marine Le Pen had lowered herself before a representative of the same death cult that has maimed and killed hundreds of French citizens throughout her country from Charlie Hebdo in Paris to the Nice atrocity on Bastille Day.
It’s a shame that other female leaders around the world don’t follow her example and refuse to compromise their own dignity and that of their respective countries by groveling to uncivilized, medieval misogynists who are committed to destruction of the west and the domination of their murderous cult across the world.