Hollande-Rouhani lunch scrapped after Elysée Palace ‘refused to remove wine from menu’

As anger mounted in Rome on Wednesday over a decision to cover up nude statues with large white panels so as not to offend Mr Rouhani, the French have already made it clear that no such cultural concessions would be made regarding its cherished gastronomy.

In Rome, alcohol was not served at an official dinner held in Mr Rouhani’s honour – a standard Italian diplomatic gesture for visiting Muslim dignitaries.

But in Paris, an originally planned lunch at the Elysée Palace with François Hollande was dropped because the French refused to cede to the Iranian presidency’s demand for halal meat to be served and for the wine to be left off the table, citing “republican traditions”.

  • Bravo, Hollande. Vive la France!

  • Liberal Progressive

    France must learn to respect the Sharia laws since they are a progressive multicultural country.

    it is Islamophobic to ever serve or sell alcohol or pork.

    I wonder if Iran will take France to the European Union Human Rights court for their insult to Islam?

    • mauser 98

      why is there no Kenyan moon rocket?

  • Hard Little Machine

    So I guess another synagogue will have to get firebombed by the religion of pigs.

  • NoPasaran

    “Where’s the pork?”

    • Clink9

      Wearing the white hat.

  • Xavier

    Islam does not preclude the mere presence of wine; the Moslems are using the West’s submissive stance to establish control.

    Well done, France.

    • Alain

      True and the same applies to pork and other things. They are simply told not to eat pork or drink alcohol.

  • God’s Honor

    The next time Hollande visits Iran and goes to a state function he should demand pork be on the main course and wine be served.

  • Maggat

    Good, I hope the lot of them go home hungry.

  • ontario john

    The West must bow down to Islam! Praise Mohammad! Or suffer what the Nigerian village was taught today. Five female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the village the kidnapped girls came from, killing dozens. The religion of peace merely wants you to submit.

    • AlanUK

      May we have a link, please.
      (Not saying it didn’t happen.)

  • anotherjoeblogs

    A welcome glimmer of non-capitulation.

    • Hollande does “resist” Muslim onslaught, e.g. in central and western Africa where he sends troops.
      The problem is that he does not have the guts to confront the Muslim population of France head-on. So long as 10% of France is Muslim, France is in mortal danger. These people must be expelled if France is to survive. Before they take it over.

  • Shebel

    Are the French finally getting ready for another Revolution?

  • bargogx1

    Good for France. As for Rome, I guess the saying should be changed to – When in Rome, do as the visiting Muslims tell you to do.

  • Ron MacDonald

    All western countries should prohibit Halal certified food.

  • Spatchcocked

    Yeah….when it comes to gastronomy the Fwench don’t take any prisoners…

    Pipsqueak Hollande reminds me of that little clockwork Preussian in Young Frankenstein….oh boy! …he is SOME pissed!!…..but utterly effete.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Utterly effete.

  • Shebel

    So– What can the Muslims do to your French kiddies that might just upset you wimps?

  • favill

    France is rediscovering its backbone. They’re starting to sound like the people who followed Charles Martel into battle at Tours. Give ’em hell, France!

  • Canadian

    Never, never try to take away a frog`s wine.


      Or cheese, CHEERS!

      • Canadian

        Of course!

  • Barrington Minge

    Don’t like it beardie? Good, Sod off back to your sand hole.