August 13, 2017 1:55 pm

German anti-immigration party cancels anti-Islam pig poster

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

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BERLIN – A 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 the nationalist Alternative for Germany’s main candidates in the Sept. 24 election, says the poster is “unusable.”

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The Bild newspaper quoted Gauland saying Sunday, “I’m concerned children will say: ‘What? They want to slaughter this pig?”‘

He added: “The poster campaigns for the piglet, not against Islam, so away with it.”

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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 latest polls have the party garnering 8 per cent support.

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