Leader Heinz-Christian Strache on his Facebook page launched a new poster campaign by the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPO). It shows a blonde woman with the phrase “Too beautiful for a veil”. The poster references a recent call for a ban on the public wearing of the burqa by the FPO.
World Bulletin.net Next week the party proposes to introduce a private member’s bill into the Austrian parliament.
Upper Austrian provincial leader Manfred Haimbuchner who has repeatedly warned of the threat of Islamification and problems with integration in Austria, has connections with the image.
The Freedom Party critic known as FPO used a photograph in their poster that was taken from the Fotolia image company. Specific conditions for use of this image preclude its use in any political activity, and require a clear copyright notice to be retained, neither of which conditions were observed.
Further investigation revealed that the FPO appear to have copied the idea for the poster campaign from the right-wing group ‘Identitären Movement’, who are active in France and Germany.