Far right French presidential candidate and leader of National Front Marine Le Pen travelled to Lebanon on a three-day visit to meet officials.
Le Pen cancelled a meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a hijab, and defended herself by saying she hadn’t had to wear one for her audience with the Grand Sunni Muslim Mufti in Egypt.
Breitbart News reported on her visit in very specific terms, and in their headline alluded to the country's Christian community.
According to the CIA Factbook, Lebanon is made up of 54 per cent Muslims and 40.5 per cent Christians.
Joey Ayoub, editor and writer for Global Voices and also one of these so-called 'persecuted' Christians sought to clarify matters...
.@BreitbartLondon is right. We're so persecuted, a Muslim guy once forced me to play GTA and I hated it. https://t.co/Xrx0UWdojx
The country’s parliament, the most powerful political force in the country has a fairly equal distribution of seats for Maronite and Greek Orthodox Christians, Shiite and Sunni Muslims as well as the Druze.
In October 2016 the parliament elected Michel Aoun – a Christian – as president.
Based on the National Pact, the president of Lebanon must be a Maronite Christian, the Prime Minister a Sunni Muslim and Speaker of Parliament a Shia.
The Independent’s Robert Fisk ruminates that, though the country is sectarian, the violence of its neighbours hasn’t spilled over into the country.