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Friday, 29 January 2016

French president cancels lunch after Iranian president asked not to share wine during his visit to France

French President François Hollande decided having wine with lunch is more important than breaking bread with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during an official visit to Paris.
Hollande scrapped the lunch at the Élysée Palace after Rouhani asked for a halal menu in keeping with his Muslim faith, and that also meant no wine at the table during his first visit as president to the City of Light.

“It is not the halal which was a problem but the wine,” France's ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, said on Twitter. “Nobody should constrain anybody to drink or not to drink.”
Hollande’s decision means he’s likely to avoid the criticism leveled at Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi this week.
In Italy, where wine is just as much a part of the culinary routine as in France, officials submitted to the Iranian leader’s demands during a state dinner Monday. Italian officials also erected large boxes around nude statues at Rome’s Campidoglio museum to protect the gaze of officials from the Islamic Republic from falling on artists’ renderings of the human form.
Renzi’s decision outraged critics on the left and right.
"Respect for other cultures cannot and must not mean negating our own," said Luca Squeri, a lawmaker in former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right Forza Italia party. "This isn't respect, it's canceling out differences and it's a kind of surrender."


Source: USA Today

69 comments:

Truthurts said...

Better

Teemah Salau said...

It's just for a day or two so I see nofin wrong!

Uzo said...

Na them sabi,

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Nice one, I love what he did.they mustn't do what he wants everytime. That was how they covered statues in Italy coz he was coming, is that how they planned wooing investors to their intolerant country.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

E never reach like dat na


...merited happiness

mc jkcyno said...

Negodu the face of the French president. ..
He was like...kedu nnoo ihe mu na nwoke nkea ji sef..lol
...
Faith ties#

Ngene Olivia said...

Ok na













#iT wiLL oNLy gET beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN prAise

Ann Anthony said...

Lols,,ok nau

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

na so dem go dey claim holy holy and na dere won worst past.....













~Make I go drink one bottle of beer~

linda ikeji daughter said...

lol,wahala ....taiwoadeyemo28@gmail.com

Babylawyer. said...

Na dem sabi


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

livingstone chibuike said...

Hmmmm

RareSpecie Z said...

Blady Hypocrites.

Demmy said...

Why did he av to scrap?
He's a coward.

Miriam Aguzie said...

Alright#Lindangwanu#

chioma jacinta said...

Best none to him. * it's well*

mercy robinsono said...

Hmmmm

Juliet Iwuno said...

Mcheeeeeeeew! No be only 'halal'. Linda take note!

golda awosika said...

Hmmm, alryt





#*karlishah*

Anonymous said...

Bloody hypocrite- u sponsor hezbollah ,hamas etc to kill & terrorise people,yet u ask others not to drink wine because your islamic faith doesnt allow it...talk about selfishness...
Would he serve & drink wine @ lunch if Hollande were to travel to Iran, since it is part of the cuisine culture of the french?
Bigot!! State sponsor of terrorism..
Cos ur religion no allow wine,therefore the people wey u dey visit must not serve u wine..ok...but which one be say them sef no go drink the wine? Them tolerate you,you no tolerate them even in their own land.. Intolerance....bigotry..

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

OK nah it's allowed.

Anonymous said...

Nice one hollande..Respect your own culture too.
Action!
Bloody terrorist..ndi hezbollah..u dey support Assad govt,God dey see u.Assad wey dey kill him own country kids and mothers with chemical weapons..make dem watch ds man well fr ds nuclear deal o...

Anonymous said...

Nice one hollande..Respect your own culture too.
Action!
Bloody terrorist..ndi hezbollah..u dey support Assad govt,God dey see u.Assad wey dey kill him own country kids and mothers with chemical weapons..make dem watch ds man well fr ds nuclear deal o...

Vivian Reginalds said...

lol
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

daniela desmond said...

How did it go from French to Italy...I don't understand this article

Unknown said...

There is a lot wrong with it. They expect you to make sacrifices or compromises for them bit they won't do same

Unknown said...

There is a lot wrong with it. They expect you to make sacrifices or compromises for them bit they won't do same

Raydiuto said...

That is good. Sorry to say but no Islamic country will want to change or pretend for you, rather they will want to force you to do their thing in their country, but then they will come to your country or states and still cause you to bend. No no no no no. Am tired of the rubbish my self. When they bomb and kill ppl, it mean nothing, when you bomb them back u are inhuman. they build mosque in ur place, go and build church in their place na. The wana marry ur daughters as 10th wife, go and marry theirs as first mk we see u. the come over to visit u, they wanna take over or become ur enemy. They claim or act holy following the good of their koran, no hypocrite can beat them in all other religion. you find out and confront them, they tell u to cm challenge them. they hate the ways of the west, then the migrate to the west instead of go to other rich islamic countries, even on getting their u will see the height of ingratitude. And i hear someone tell me, Islam is a peaceful religion, pls go read your koran again and tell me without fear, will you still be a muslim?

sábi boi said...

Enter your comment...administrator aint suppose to tak wine b4 a meeting #Goodleader @iranian PM

Vic Chinoo said...

The Iranian president is being utterly ludicrous....You do not tell other people to give up their practices and beliefs for your sake even in their own land. Not acceptable at all. He can easily decide not to drink, but not to tell another person to give up something that is an important part of their culture, history and heritage.

precious adojor said...

This rouhani self.. selfish, only concerned about his beliefs and Islamic culture, what about respect for other country's culture and beliefs.must they have to what he wants all the time?

LOL said...

And u also forgot to mention that Hollande almost had a straight face through out that visit. It was as if he was thinking: "let's get on with this rubbish n go our separate ways. Asshole!"
There was serious friction between those two.

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Lol. Iran president self.

Anonymous said...

Will you serve me non halal meat if I come to your house as a guest? If Muslims cannot tolerate other why should we tolerate their beliefs or culture?

SHERIFAT OMOLOLA said...

i think its out of respect that he did that

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Bullshit.....we must not displease our selves for this terrorist

Uzodave Startech said...

I have always said it, Iran is too controversial as a nation even their leaders are not helping. #IRepLIB

samson adele said...

Good!

abdulsalam tijani said...

For a Country that was locked down for years due to sanctions still have over $100m in reserve. Why won't they command such respect especially when they want to spend the big chunk of that money in your Country.

Anonymous said...

U must be a fool...Islamic terrorists

Damolia De Best said...

Nawa for this man oooo ?


Damolia.DEW

Owakah I said...

WHY NO WINE?

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

THEIR IS A REASON THOU

Frankie said...

Cultures

Linda's pearl said...

Ok, seen

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok we don hear..

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Hmmm noted

dj banti said...

Enter your reply...en anty linda leave dis guys

Wellington Olumeko said...

faith of madness. they drink more than u can imagine in secrets. I have caught them many times.

Wellington Olumeko said...

faith of madness. they drink more than u can imagine in secrets. I have caught them many times.

ahabike daniel said...

Chaiyah

Anonymous said...

Islam never gives up. It creeps in slowly. They pretend they don't drink but get drunk at home. They pretend they don't like sex but they commit orgy in their harems. They reject nudity in public but line up nude enslaved women and commit acts of lust eyeballing and touching their bodies to heighten their libido. Their polygamous libido is heightened by the competitive jealousy amongst the four wives and many concubines. They enslave the women under Sharia system and the men lord it over the women. If Islam is to be overthrown then the soldiers are the women themselves. Cut the hijab and burqas and be free.

Andy sneh said...

Wat is he feeling like. Ure not in ur country dude, don't come n dictate to us here.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Ok

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Anonymous said...

bloody hypocrites. but drink in hoping. what does that make you?

SolangeD said...

lolz

Anonymous said...

Do you know French and Wine. abeggy

In their own country kwa. In the French?!!!!!!!!!! No wine? Mba nu.
He's not serious, came for meeting and giving rules.
He should go and sleep.

#Smile

ADA Alvanuwa said...

God is a Good God. Respect for once believe is necessary in life if it doesnt hurt you now or later. the Iranian president dont like to drink wine and see wine not to be tempted which is part of French diet, the Muslim in the northern part of Nigeria dont also like to drink alcohol but when they see it some cant control themselves. so he has conviction that most christian dont have. and will always say it doesnt matter to critical things of eternal life. Beware of those that say it doesnt matter for these are eggs of great sorrows.

OSINANL said...

Muslims are bloody hypocrites

john nedum said...

supported,

RareSpecie Z said...

WORD!!!

bhaire said...

Welll said

udeh martha said...

supported.

Anonymous said...

The Iranian president was in Italy where he made the same demands and Italian president complied. He went to France and made same demands and french president' refused. Get it now?

Angel Makiz said...

seen....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Finally you make a comment without ending it with your silly dreams.
Have you given up on your resolution to meet Linda? So soon?

Anonymous said...

Thank you! They expect the whole world to concede to them but will never accord others same respect.

Anonymous said...

Good one! These Arabs make no concessions for anyone so why should they demand such from others? No one is forcing him that drink the wine but he can't be working impose his own beliefs on others. Do they make concessions in Iran? Rubbish and nonsense!

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