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La République en Marche (LREM) and Nathalie Loiseau disrespect women's rights

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Madame Loiseau asked “why do Islamic head scarfs bother people more than the veil of Mother Teresa?” LREM head of the list Nathalie Loiseau compares the Islamic veil, a political item and the submission of women to the veil of the nuns such as Mother Teresa!
LREM will do nothing to fight against Islamism, nor to preserve our civilisation and women’s freedom. Nathalie Loiseau’s comments show LREM’s stance on women’s rights in general.


Part of a series of manipulative messages targeting Nathalie Loiseau by Russian sources in France. This article extrapolates and distorts the message of Nathalie Loiseau. No evidence given that LREM or Natalie Loiseau disrespect the rights of women.

Nathalie Loiseau wrote in her book entitled "Choose everything" published in 2014, "Why does our society so ardently rely on and especially against the veil of the Muslims? Do we have so many lessons to give, we who covered the head of women in the churches not so long time ago? [...] Why does the Islamic headscarf bother us more than the veil of Mother Teresa or Sister Emmanuelle?"

The whole book is about women's rights, against discrimination, the difficulties that Loiseau faced herself as a woman in politics and about different living conditions of women in different countries, women whom she had met in person previously.

When asked to comment on her previous remarks on the Islamic head scarf, Natalie Loiseau explained to BFM TV that she thinks, for example, about Latifa Ibn Ziaten who lost her son killed by a terrorist racist attack and fights for tolerance. "This woman wears a scarf. Do I have a reason to tell her to stop putting it on?" Loiseau also added: "From the moment a woman is not subjected to oppression, is not in submission, I respect her choice. On the other hand, when a woman is not free to do what she wants, to dress as she wants, to go out, to go to school, to work, to do what she wants to do, she will always find me at her side".


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Reported in: Issue 157
Date: 27.03.2019
Language: French
Country: Europe, France
Keywords: Nathalie Loiseau, Islamisation, Muslim/Islam
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik News Fr
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