French racists steal poster idea from Swiss racists

If you’re going to make a xenophobic poster, at least make it original: The Algerian government has formally protested to Paris about a poster which associates its flag with Islamisme, or radical forms of Islam. The poster shows France covered by an Algerian flag and a forest of mosque minarets. The slogan reads: “Non à ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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If you're going to make a xenophobic poster, at least make it original:

The Algerian government has formally protested to Paris about a poster which associates its flag with Islamisme, or radical forms of Islam. The poster shows France covered by an Algerian flag and a forest of mosque minarets. The slogan reads: "Non à l'Islamisme".

It closely resembles a poster published by a nationalist party in Switzerland before a mosque-building referendum last November. The Swiss advertising agency that devised the original poster said it planned to sue Mr Le Pen's party, the National Front, for plagiarism.

If you’re going to make a xenophobic poster, at least make it original:

The Algerian government has formally protested to Paris about a poster which associates its flag with Islamisme, or radical forms of Islam. The poster shows France covered by an Algerian flag and a forest of mosque minarets. The slogan reads: “Non à l’Islamisme”.

It closely resembles a poster published by a nationalist party in Switzerland

before a mosque-building referendum last November. The Swiss advertising agency that devised the original poster said it planned to sue Mr Le Pen’s party, the National Front, for plagiarism.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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