Muslims accuse Lego of “racism”, say “Jabba’s Palace” is stolen mosque

The Telegraph doesn’t dare mention Muslims but they do note the Hagia Sophia was a church. They say it was converted. By converted they must mean conquered, stolen and desecrated. via Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set – Telegraph.

Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques.

Austria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.”

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings.

The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting series of science fiction films.

Jabba is the large slug-like creature who holds Han Solo captive in the film Return of the Jedi, and his palace is the setting for several crucial scenes, including using Princess Leia as his slave.

Jabba’s domed home and accompanying watchtower bare, according to the statement, an unwanted resemblance to Istanbul’s great Hagia Sophia, and another mosque in Beirut.

A picture posted on the Cultural Community’s website includes the box for Jabba’s Palace with arrows pointing out similarities to a picture of the Hagia Sofia mosque.

A converted Christian basilica and famed for its massive domed roof, the Hagia Sofia is one of the most famous mosques in the world and served Istanbul’s Muslim community for over 500 years before becoming a museum in 1943. It is also regarded as one of the finest, and largest examples, of Byzantine architecture.

The Jabba case came to light after an Austrian Turk complained to the organisation after his sister had bought his son the box set.

Austria’s Turkish community also took issue with the figures that went with the palace, including Jabba.

“The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed,” said the statement posted on the organisation’s website.

“It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities.”

The crimes associated with the figures, the statements adds, include terrorism, slavery, murder and human sacrifice.

Taking into account that many of the Lego figures carry weapons, the Turkish organisation also urged parents “not to buy toys of war or toys of discrimination” as the model goes against the “peaceful coexistence of different cultures in Europe”.

As an indication of the anger felt over Jabba’s Palace, the organisation said it was considering taking legal action against Lego for inciting racial hatred and insulting human dignity.

Katharina Sasse, a public relations manager working on behalf of Lego, denied any link between Jabba’s Palace and the mosque.

“The Lego Star Wars product Jabba´s Palace does not reflect any actually existing buildings, people, or the mentioned mosque,” she said. “The Lego mini-figures are all modelled on characters from the movie.

“We regret that the product has caused the members of the Turkish cultural community to come to a wrong interpretation, but point out that when designing the product only the fictional content of the Star Wars saga were referred to.”

 The Telegraph should have pointed out that:

Built in Constantinople in the 6th century, Hagia Sophia — Greek for “Holy Wisdom” — was Christendom’s greatest and most celebrated church.  After parrying centuries of jihadi thrusts from Arabs, Constantinople was finally sacked by Turks in the jihad of 1453.  Its crosses desecrated and icons defaced, this millennium-old church — as well as thousands of other churches in the then Byzantine Empire — was immediately converted into a mosque, the tall minarets of Islam surrounding it in triumph.

13 Responses

  1. I think the Muzzies should be happy and chuffed that lego has made a lego mosque, aka for a StarWars character. Jabba the Hutt, well, thinking about it, muzzies are like slugs anyway are,nt they?

  2. It seems Muslims bitch about anything and everything that is not Islamic; must be their bitch Jihad. The religion of piece is the religion of bitch.

  3. they can find a way to complain about anything can’t they?

  4. I’m a Christian and I am offended by the islamic oppression and genocide of my kind, and it offends me that muslims either destroy churches or convert them into mosques. Who will help me sue THEM?

  5. Nice how Sharia sheeple use Asian and Oriental to describe Muslims.

    Oriental is a negative word for Asian.

    Asian are Chinese, Japanese, Korean and a few more countries need by. Last map I looked at these countries were not in the Middle East.

    Some Middle East are identified as East Asian. Then say that. Keep our Asian friends out of this.

    • Agreed, saved! Chinese have their own muslim crowd, unfortunately; Koreans and Japanese have more sense–don’t have them, and don’t want them. More power to them!

  6. It was built as a church, and most of the designs for their mosques are based on Eastern Christian Byzantine models. It is now a museum. What’s the problem!

  7. If the shoe fits wear it muslims

  8. Why are they blaming Lego? Lego just based the toys off of the movie. Was George Lucas’ inspiration for Jabba’s palace from the Hagia Sophia? He’s the only one who can answer that.
    Just because Lego is a Western toy (the fact that it’s toys at all) is what they’re getting all up in arms about.

  9. The entire world is so SICK of Muslims they all want to now throw up at just hearing the word Muslim, Islam and Jihad. They are truly the WORST OF MANKIND.

  10. [...] Muslims accuse Lego of “racism”, say “Jabba’s Palace” is stolen mosque [...]

  11. Just more proof that Muslims are emotionally retarded idiots.

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