This might be a good time to mention, that if anyone should be offended its Eastern Church members, as this architectural style was stolen by the Muslims who invaded Constantinople, from the Hagia Sophia, the ‘Eastern Vatican’ if you like.
So it is highly ironic that Muslims should complain about this toy. To quote one of the great lines from The Princess Bride:
“You have taken from me, that which I have rightfully stolen!”
- Turkish Community Forum issued statement criticising toy manufacturer
- 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
PUBLISHED: 17:03 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:29 GMT, 23 January 2013
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’.
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