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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Marine Le Pen to Muslim Parasites in French Schools: "Eat Pork or Go Hungry"

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering non-pork alternatives to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections, saying such arrangements were contrary to France's secular values.
France's republic has a strict secular tradition enforceable by law, but faith-related demands have risen in recent years, especially from the country's five-million-strong Muslim minority, the largest in Europe.
'We will not accept any religious demands in school menus,' Le Pen told RTL radio. 'There is no reason for religion to enter the public sphere, that's the law.'
Pork is forbidden under Jewish and Muslim dietary laws.

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Marine Le Pen says schools in towns run by her National Front party will stop serving non-pork alternatives to Muslim children
Marine Le Pen says schools in towns run by her National Front party will stop serving non-pork alternatives to Muslim children
Le Pen congratulates newly elected Steeve Briois, the party mayor of Henin-Beaumont, one of 11 towns the party won in local elections
Le Pen congratulates newly elected Steeve Briois, the party mayor of Henin-Beaumont, one of 11 towns the party won in local elections

The mayor of Arveyres, Benoit Gheysens told AFP the move was being taken because of the cost of providing alternative meals, many of which went to waste.
'Often children who did not take the substitute dinner complained as well and left the pork. It distressed the staff to see how much food was wasted,' Gheysens said.In the eastern town of Hayanges FN mayor Fabien Engelmann has also proposed a 'Pork Fest' to liven up the town centre, a plan he insists is not designed to offend Muslims but which will do little to alleviate high local unemployment.
The anti-immigrant National Front has consistently bemoaned the rising influence of Islam in French pubic life.

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