French authorities have opened a preliminary inquiry into the sale of T-shirts bearing anti-Semitic slogans in Paris, according to media reports.

Police opened the probe following a complaint filed by France's National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, according to the French daily newspaper Le Monde.

The grey shirts were printed with German and Polish text that read "Jews forbidden from entering the park," reproducing Nazi-era signs posted in 1940. The shirts were sold in Paris's northern 19th arrondissement for 18 euros or about $28 Cdn.

The owner of the shop and a saleswoman were taken into custody Tuesday evening, according to Le Monde.

The BBC reported that when asked about the shirts, a sales clerk at the store said she didn't understand what the T-shirt texts said.

lol... and yet anti-muslim dribble is allowed to flow around the world without dispute.