Muslims declare victory in fight over ‘anti-Islamic’ lego as Denmark promises to axe ‘Jabba’s Palace’ (here). In a display of craven cowardice, Lego disappoints Star Wars fans worldwide by caving in to Muslim demands and removing "Jabba's Palace" from the market. Turkish Muslims claim the piece was"racist" because they claim Jabba's Hut resembles a historic Byzantine church which was forcibly repurposed as a mosque.
Islamic imperialists claimed the lego set was offensive to Muslims, as it resembled the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul -- once one of the world's most renowned and exquisite churches -- Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul (Constantinople).
The"revered mosque" that has incited all this Muslim grievance-mongering is actually a church, one that was once the most exquisite and revered in the Christian world (Hagia Sophia 360 AD to 1453), that is -- before it was conquered by violent Muslims waging war in the cause of Islam. That is offensive.
And racism? Uh, Islam isn't a race. What was Lego so afraid of?
Muslims declare victory in fight over ‘anti-Islamic’ lego as Denmark promises to axe ‘Jabba’s Palace’ toy Daily Mail
- Jabba's Palace will cease production in 2014 but not removed immediately
- Turkish Community Forum congratulated Lego for stopping production
- Claims that Jabba's Palace set resembles Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosque
- Describes Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt as resembling a 'terrorist'
- Lego denied any link and said the toy was based on the Star Wars movies
Turkish Muslims have declared victory after toy makers Lego agreed to withdraw a Star Wars product which allegedly depicted a mosque.
Critics claimed that the Jabba's Palace model, part of Lego's Star Wars range, was offensive to Muslims as it resembled the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul - one of the world's most renowned mosques.
The Lego set is based on the home of Jabba the Hutt, a central character in the Star Wars series, who lives in a domed palace, with a separated watchtower.As well as bearing a likeness to the Hagia Sophia mosque, the Turkish group also claimed the toy was designed based on the Jami al-Kabir mosque in Beirut with the watchtower resembling a minaret. The set of blocks featured Jabba the Hutt, a slug-like shisha-smoking alien from the Star Wars films, and an oriental domed building housing rockets and machine guns. The character of Jabba, which features in the toy aimed at children aged from nine to 14, keeps Princess Leia in chains for use as his personal slave in the Star Wars films.
Toy: The Jabba's Palace Lego set will cease to be produced from 2014 after the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria group described it as offensive to the Muslim community