Monday, January 28, 2013

Lego Racism?

Can't make this sh*t up.  There is nothing that Muslims cannot become "insulted" about.  In this case the toy company Lego is being attacked for an illustration on a package that Turkish Muslims have declared "insult" the Hagia Sophia.  The irony here is that Hagia Sophia was the largest Christian church of it's time until forcefully converted into a mosque by violent Muslims. Unfortunately, an Austrian toy store has removed the "offending" game from it's shelves.  Fortunately, Lego is refusing to knuckle under to the rabid demands of Islamists to change the illustration on the toy's box.  At least so far.  Time will tell if Lego will continue to resist this blackmail by Muslims.


Lego Racism?

By David Clark Scott

Lego's Jabba Palace set sells for $119, according to the Lego company website. Muslims in Turkey have issued a formal complaint about racist stereotypes, and that the Star Wars palace looks too much like the Hagia Sophia mosque. 

Muslim Turks complain about Jabba the Hut | (TCSM)

Some Turks in Austria have lodged a formal complaint over Lego's Jabba's Palace set, saying Lego is encouraging racial prejudice and perpetuating negative images of Muslims.

The problem, apparently, is that the Jabba the Hut Lego palace looks like a mosque. And not just any mosque, but Istanbul's great Hagia Sophia, and another mosque in Beirut, Jami al-Kabir.

Dr. Melissa G nes, General Secretary of the Turkish Cultural Community, confirmed that Lego had been contacted with an official complaint and that an Austrian toy store had removed the offending Lego sets, according to the Austrian Times.

A statement in German on the Turkish Cultural Community's website reportedly states that "It is apparent that, for the figure of the repulsive bad guy Jabba and the whole scenery, racial prejudices and hidden suggestions against Orientals and Asians were used as deceitful and criminal personalities (slaveholders, leaders of criminal organizations, terrorists, criminals, murderers, human sacrifice)."

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