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January 25, 2013

Turkish Muslims Accuse Lego Star Wars Toys as Racist

Muslims Claim Jabba's Palace Resembles Istanbul Mosque and is Racist


 The British online news site, Mail Online, also known as The Daily Mail, reports that
Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars toy allegedly depicting  a mosque.
The critics claim that the Jabba's Palace model, part of Lego's Star Wars range, offends Muslims as it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul - one of the world's most renowned mosques.
Members of the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria group also accused the toy manufacturer of depicting Asians as having 'deceitful and criminal personalities'.
Personally, I think this is absurd because the Jabba Palace is based on the 1983 Star Wars series by Lucas Film and to date not one Muslim has ever publicly pissed and moaned about it.  It seems to me that Muslim organizations these days tend to piss and moan about too much, and Jabba's Palace looks NOTHING like the Hagia Sophia Mosque, not even remotely similar.

Here's Jabba's Palace in the Lucas Film, Star Wars;
Jabba's Palace in Star Wars
And here's the Lego Star Wars toy version of Jabba's Palace;
Lego Star Wars Jabba Palace
Buy Lego Star Wars Jabba Palace

Finally, here's a photo of the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey;
Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
As you can see, Jabba's Palace does not look anything like the Haiga Sophia Mosque.  Perhaps Islam should be called "the religion of pissing and moaning about everything" instead of "the religion of peace", which it clearly is not. 

For Christ's sake, it's just a toy based on a movie of fictional events with fictional characters.

 
I need to point out that Islam is a religion, not a race, therefore any criticism of it can not be considered racist, never mind a child's toy being racist. racist - a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to other races.