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”
Actually, it depicts Moslems as some sort of ‘bait’ ~ or ‘dinner’.
Children's coloring books instructing kids that Jews are not human and they should be killed is allowed in a child's bedroom ?
The Muzzies have a point. Jabba the Hut is exactly the image I have for the Prophet Mo.
The original linked article doesn’t cover all of the bases.
Here’s the story straight from Lego’s website company news page:
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.
If the suicide vest fits...
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?
Do the Islamoterrorists really buy that many Legos?
Still fits: Jabba’s palace used to be a monastery until the Empire-armed thugs took it over.
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...
Jabba the Hut with a boxcutter, AK-47, grenade launcher and a hat that looks like a mincemeat pie?
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!"
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.
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.
The US gov’t don’t classify them as terrorists anymore. 9/11 & Fort Hood were cases of “workplace violence”.
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!
You beat me to the punch!!!
90% of terrorist acts are by Muslims!!! (excuse me, extremists)
It depicts Muslims as terrorists.
And your point is?
Islam is evil.