Press Release: The Official Reception of the Extremist Marie Le Pen is an Insult to Islam and Muslims

Press Release

The Official Reception of the Extremist Marie Le Pen

is an Insult to Islam and Muslims


The President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister received the extremist personality, the French presidential candidate, Marie Le Pen, who is famed for her hostility towards Islam, and who even in the year 2010 compared Muslim prayers in the streets of France to “the Nazi occupation”.

Despite the rejection of several heads of state in the world to receive her in Lebanon nevertheless, and as a reminder of the authority to the Muslims of how much it overcomes Islam and Muslims, rather dances on the blood of Muslims, a meeting was convened with this Le Pen, who shortly after the meeting with the President stated that “Syrian President Bashar al Assad represents today a reassuring solution.” So, is that what reassures the Lebanese government and its politicians; disregarding all the feelings of Muslims and her positions? and she (Le Pen) is the one who previously and repeatedly stated that any country that is fighting “terrorism” (ie Islam), France should regard as an ally. So, is the Lebanese government according to what was mentioned in war against Islam under the pretext of “terrorism”?

Whereas, the political wickedness lies in that the one who will receive her tomorrow, is the one who deafen our ears with the “moderation”, of a right-wing extremist “non-moderate” personality such as Le Pen, so is that a Fiqh “bravery” or is it a “renewal and modernity.” Here we ask the head of the Government: On what basis was she received, and why it was politically floated in Lebanon specifically?!! Did the prime minister and the Dar Al-Fatwa become a ride for the French presidential candidates? And on those who claim to represent Muslims only to obey those who showed hostility to them?!!

This is nothing but an insult to the Muslims of Lebanon and rather betrayal of Allah and His Messenger.

﴿وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُم مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ

“And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them”.  [Al-Ma’ida: 51]

Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

in Wilayah Lebanon

No: H.T.L 08/38
Monday, 23rd Jumada I 1438 AH
20/02/2017 CE