Diversity Macht Frei
October 14, 2017
This was the poster intended to advertise a trade fair for meat products. But the local mayor decided to scrap it.
And, curiously, it was more the non-Muslim councillors in the mayor’s entourage who strongly opposed it rather than the elected officials of Muslim culture.
The mayor, Gérard Hamel, made a decision, choosing a poster without a pig on it, driven by what one of his colleagues described on the social networks: “No problem organising a festival on the theme of Alsace in a town with a 55% Muslim population. But he judged that the pig would be a “provocation”.