The recently appointed leader of France’s far-right National Front party has once again turned her fire Islam, saying it is “absolutely not compatible” with a secular society. Le Pen, who took over as head of the party two weeks ago, has regularly faced accusations of Islamaphobia.
“I think that France can be secular because it’s a Christian culture and you notice that in Muslim countries they have more difficulty,” she told LCP, the French parliament's TV channel.
“Muslim countries that are secular got there in general by force,” she continued, citing the examples of Turkey and Iraq.
“Secularism is absolutely not compatible … not natural in Islam, because Islam mixes the spiritual and the temporal," she told LCP on Friday.