Marine Le Pen Declares War On Christianity, And Says That She Will Ban Christianity If She Takes Power In France
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.
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.