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Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash
CBS Connecticut WTIC 1080 ^ | April 1st, 2013 | Staff

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 “Jabba’s 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 child’s bedroom,” Melissa Gunes, spokeswoman for Austria’s Turkish Cultural Association, told The Independent. “The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”

RT News reports that Muslim critics felt “Jabba’s Palace” looked like the Hagia Sophia and the Jami al-Kabir mosques.

“We are very grateful and congratulate Lego on the decision to take Jabba’s 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 Austria’s 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 “Jabba’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hutt; jabba; lego; star; wars
What a joke. We're doomed.
1 posted on 04/02/2013 5:45:54 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Third Person

Sounds like a collector’s item - buy them while you can.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 5:47:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Third Person

Go to hell, Muzzies!


3 posted on 04/02/2013 5:48:13 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Third Person

Look at the publication date


4 posted on 04/02/2013 5:49:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Third Person; KevinDavis

not an April Fools joke?


5 posted on 04/02/2013 5:49:49 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Third Person

They’re complaining about a children’s toy with guns in it? What did they want? Suicide vests?


6 posted on 04/02/2013 5:51:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: mnehring

maybe, but I’d heard squawkings about this set long before April, 2013.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 5:51:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Third Person

Muslims as terrorists....who would have thunk???


8 posted on 04/02/2013 5:53:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MrB

It is still available on their site.

http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Jabba-s-Palace-9516


9 posted on 04/02/2013 5:54:40 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

The article says they’ll keep producing it through this year.

Looks like they’re creating an artificial shortage and subsequent demand.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 5:56:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GeronL

Not a joke...the controversy has been brewing for a while. The item in question has had limited availability as a result.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 5:57:09 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Third Person
Here are pictures of the two for comparison:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2267062/Lego-accused-racism-Turkish-community-say-toy-offensive-based-mosque.html


12 posted on 04/02/2013 5:57:20 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Third Person
More asinine stupidity from the Un-Constitution State
13 posted on 04/02/2013 5:58:26 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Third Person

Hagia Sophia was an Orthodox basilica until 1453.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 5:59:12 AM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: Third Person
“The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”

Truthfulness will not be tolerated!

15 posted on 04/02/2013 5:59:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Third Person

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?


16 posted on 04/02/2013 5:59:26 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Third Person
..........."It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”

Duh! Ya think?

17 posted on 04/02/2013 5:59:39 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Third Person

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.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 6:00:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Third Person

“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.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 6:00:24 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Third Person

Wait for headlines that read:

“Company tells whiners to get lost”


20 posted on 04/02/2013 6:00:33 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: JimRed

Actually, it depicts Moslems as some sort of ‘bait’ ~ or ‘dinner’.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 6:03:04 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: grundle
“This sort of thing does not belong in a child’s bedroom,”

Children's coloring books instructing kids that Jews are not human and they should be killed is allowed in a child's bedroom ?

22 posted on 04/02/2013 6:06:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: moovova

The Muzzies have a point. Jabba the Hut is exactly the image I have for the Prophet Mo.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 6:10:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Third Person
Lego does not keep producing the same set for more than about 18 months. They add and remove sets from their catalog all the time.

If the Muslims had said nothing, it would be out of production and unavailable soon anyway.
24 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:18 AM PDT by jps098
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To: Third Person

The original linked article doesn’t cover all of the bases.

Here’s the story straight from Lego’s website company news page:

http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/news-room/2013/january/reaction-to-criticism-of-lego-star-wars-product/


25 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:30 AM PDT by Swashbuckler99
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To: mnehring

Be careful where you get your news folks, FOX news reported this morning they will continue production for another year, thats what happens whe cbs puts the facts through their prism of distortion.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 6:48:16 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: moovova
“The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”

If the suicide vest fits...

27 posted on 04/02/2013 6:50:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Third Person

They’re just getting around to being offended? When do the riots begin? When do angry bearded savages take to the streets of Denmark and start their barbarian ululating?

How about Lego making a set of twin towers complete with 19 bearded savages cleanly shaven and airplanes so they can reenact the event that made them all so happy?


28 posted on 04/02/2013 6:53:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Third Person

Do the Islamoterrorists really buy that many Legos?


29 posted on 04/02/2013 6:53:48 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Third Person

April Fools?


30 posted on 04/02/2013 6:53:51 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: posterchild

Still fits: Jabba’s palace used to be a monastery until the Empire-armed thugs took it over.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 6:55:36 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: grundle

That looks just like the Saint Sophia church to me. The place where the muslim filth butchered the people who had sought shelter there from the muslim invasion and massacre of Byzantium...

May it be a church again one day...


32 posted on 04/02/2013 7:00:07 AM PDT by LastNorwegian
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To: Third Person
“The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”

Jabba the Hut with a boxcutter, AK-47, grenade launcher and a hat that looks like a mincemeat pie?

33 posted on 04/02/2013 7:09:34 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Third Person
“The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”

Can you imagine that?

Until Muslims no longer depict themselves as terrorists, stop glorifying suicide killings, and stop indoctrinating their children in death and terror, I'd say fair game.

To all Muslims everywhere: "You played the game, don't now complain that you have the name!"

34 posted on 04/02/2013 7:22:46 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Third Person
Why does it say "anti-Muslim" backlash. No anti-Muslim complained about this, only Muslims.
35 posted on 04/02/2013 7:37:49 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Third Person
Lego will reportedly cease production of a popular “Star Wars” toy set after Muslim communities complained about the product.

Fanatics are again taking a non-issue and claiming a non-victory.

From Lego's website-

The product is however not based on any real building but on a fictional building from a scene in the movie Star Wars Episode VI.
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The LEGO Star WarsTM product Jabba's Palace 9516 was planned from the beginning to be in the assortment only until the end of 2013 as new exciting models from the Star Wars universe will follow.

36 posted on 04/02/2013 7:38:50 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Please do not mistake my devotion to fairness as permission to be used as a doormat)
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To: John Valentine

The US gov’t don’t classify them as terrorists anymore. 9/11 & Fort Hood were cases of “workplace violence”.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 7:42:40 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Third Person

Not to change the subject, but has anybody ever noticed there are no muzzies aboard the USS Enterprise?

And except for the Sand People, there don’t seem to be anything like muzzies in the Star Wars universe, either.

How very interesting. Maybe there is hope for the human race after all!


38 posted on 04/02/2013 7:45:38 AM PDT by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: JimRed
“.....“The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”
Truthfulness will not be tolerated!.....”

You beat me to the punch!!!

90% of terrorist acts are by Muslims!!! (excuse me, extremists)

39 posted on 04/02/2013 8:30:46 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Third Person

It depicts Muslims as terrorists.”

And your point is?


40 posted on 04/02/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Third Person

Islam is evil.


41 posted on 04/02/2013 4:27:40 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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