German nationalists pull anti-Islam pig poster, after realising it just provokes sympathy for pigs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 August, 2017, 2:57pm
UPDATED : Monday, 14 August, 2017, 2:57pm

A leader of Germany’s anti-immigrant AfD party has retracted campaign posters with the slogan “Islam? Doesn’t fit with our cuisine” written above a piglet - because it inspires too much sympathy for the pig, instead of the party’s idea of German culture.

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

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.”

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

The latest polls have the party garnering 8 per cent support.