Marine Le Pen called on French Jews to ‘sacrifice’ kippah


The far-right French leader has announced that in the name of the fight against radical Islam French Jews should abandon wearing kippahs.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Le Pen, who will supposedly go in the second round of the presidential elections in France, speaks for a ban on wearing religious symbols in public places. It is unlikely that a corresponding law will be adopted with an exception for the Jews, so Le Pen hopes for they will stop wearing kippahs voluntarily.

“Maybe they will do with just wearing a hat, but it would be a step in the effort to stamp out radical Islam in France,” said Le Pen.

She stressed that only a minority of French Jews wear it anyway, fearing anti-Semitic actions.