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German nationalist party AfD won’t distribute anti-Islam poster because it campaigns for the pig

The reason for not distributing the poster: it inspires too much sympathy for the pig.

world Updated: Aug 13, 2017 20:04 IST
AP, Berlin
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AfD supporters in Berlin.(File Photo/Shutterstock)

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.”

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.”

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

An election campaign poster of the German anti-immigrant party AfD reading "Burkas? We like bikinis." is displayed in central Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo)

The party garners 8% support in the latest polls.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 20:04 IST