An elderly pensioner chased by burqa-clad women pushing prams – the bizarre scene comes from a far-right campaign advert that has been turned down by a Swedish TV channel on the grounds that it incites religious hatred.
AFP - A Swedish TV station on Friday refused to broadcast a campaign advert by a far-right political party because it contained racial hatred, the broadcaster said.
The banned election advert from the Sweden Democrats
"All policies are about priorities”, the ad begins. The first title reads “state budget”. When the digit reaches a certain amount, an alarm is sounded and a voice says: “Now you have a choice”.The pensioner and “immigrants” (as labelled in the video) then have to race for the money. The voiceover tells voters that “On September 19 you can choose to stop immigration, or to stop pensions”. The ad ends with a slogan promising to safeguard pension funding by reducing immigration.
Date created : 2010-08-28