German nationalists pull anti-Islam pig poster

A top leader of Germany’s anti-immigrant AfD party says it won’t distribute campaign posters with the slogan “Islam? Doesn’t fit with our cuisine” written above a piglet in a grass field — because it inspires too much sympathy for the pig.

Alexander Gauland, one of nationalist Alternative for Germany’s main candidates in the September 24 election, says the poster is “unusable.”

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Übrigens: Wenn die  in den Bundestag kommt, muss dieses süße Ferkel sterben.

He told Sunday’s Bild newspaper: “That’s because of the little piglet; I’m concerned children will say: ‘What? They want to slaughter this pig?’”

“The poster campaigns for the piglet, not against Islam, so away with it,” he said.

AfD is sticking with other anti-Islam posters, including one with two white women in bathing suits and the slogan “Burkas? We like bikinis.”

The party garners 8 percent support in the latest polls.


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