Le Pen reaparece
Jean Marie Le Pen e a sua Frente Popular decidiram imitar certos suíços, até no poster que colocaram — ser original não faz parte do processo. E conseguiram apenas insultar a Argélia ao utilizar a bandeira deste país na sua campanha anti-Islão. Como escreve o The Independent, conseguir ao mesmo tempo enfurecer os argelinos e os suíços requer algum talento:
The French far right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen may be a veteran provocateur but to infuriate both the Algerians and the Swiss with one poster takes genuine talent.
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.
The Algerian government and anti-racist groups in France have more pressing concerns. “We have officially protested,” said the Algerian Foreign Minister, Mourad Medelci. “It is up to the French state to take the necessary measures when foreign countries’ symbols are dragged through the mud.”
Kahled Lasbeur, lawyer for the Movement against Racism, warned of “riots, demonstrations and blood-letting” if the posters are not banned. […]