Skip to comments.Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash
Posted on 04/02/2013 5:45:54 AM PDT by Third Person
ENFIELD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) Lego will reportedly cease production of a popular Star Wars toy set after Muslim communities complained about the product.
The Independent reports that several Muslim groups in Austria claimed Jabbas Palace was anti-Muslim as it showed popular Star Wars character Jabba the Hut in a mosque-like lair with a hookah, guns and an imprisoned Chewbacca.
This sort of thing does not belong in a childs bedroom, Melissa Gunes, spokeswoman for Austrias Turkish Cultural Association, told The Independent. The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.
RT News reports that Muslim critics felt Jabbas Palace looked like the Hagia Sophia and the Jami al-Kabir mosques.
We are very grateful and congratulate Lego on the decision to take Jabbas Palace out of production, Birol Killic, president of the Turkish Cultural Association, told RT News.
The uprising against the Lego set began earlier this year when a father in Austrias Islamic community found that his sister bought it as a present for his son, according to The Independent.
Lego originally fought back against the claims that Jabbas Palace was anti-Muslim but will now reportedly stop production of the set in 2014.
Jabba the Hut was first introduced in Return of the Jedi in 1983 and the Lego set first hit shelves in 2012.
Sounds like a collector’s item - buy them while you can.
Go to hell, Muzzies!
Look at the publication date
not an April Fools joke?
They’re complaining about a children’s toy with guns in it? What did they want? Suicide vests?
maybe, but I’d heard squawkings about this set long before April, 2013.
Muslims as terrorists....who would have thunk???
It is still available on their site.
The article says they’ll keep producing it through this year.
Looks like they’re creating an artificial shortage and subsequent demand.
Not a joke...the controversy has been brewing for a while. The item in question has had limited availability as a result.
Hagia Sophia was an Orthodox basilica until 1453.
Truthfulness will not be tolerated!
Anyone else wonder what’s going to happen to such whining rotters when there’s no government around to make people listen to their temper tantrums?
Duh! Ya think?
I heard on F & F that they weren’t going to stop and that they were going to continue till next year which is the point at which the product had run its’ course and was to be retired anyways.
“The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.
Odd that the spokesperson would use the word “dynamite”, “Muslims” and “terrorists” in the same sentence while trying to defend Muslims.
Even she recognizes how easily those words “fit” together.
Wait for headlines that read:
“Company tells whiners to get lost”
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