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Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Swedish burqa ad they don’t want you to see!

Everything’s just a little naughtier with burqa in it, innit! Who says Sweden doesn’t get down with their political campaign ads. Swedish Democrats represent! So as of now this ad won’t be running there though because of the racial hatred implied. Apparently showing women in burqas racing a granny with a walker goes too far. Hmmm, could it be that they were offended with the portraying of immigrants as somehow inferior? Hey, I know, let’s run it by legal and see what they say. According to a lawyer with the Swedish Media Publishers’ Association:

“I cannot see how this would be hate speech. This is an election ad. The scope is wide for what one can say. They simply play on people’s fears. Legally, it is within the allowable framework.”

Well, there you have it—I guess legal just approved it.

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