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

By Emily Davies

PUBLISHED: 12:35 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:49 GMT, 1 April 2013

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.

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 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

Criticism: The group criticised Lego's design saying it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, one of the world's most recognisable mosques Criticism: The group criticised Lego’s design saying it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, one of the world’s most recognisable mosques

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7 Replies to “Muslims declare victory in fight over ‘anti-Islamic’ lego as Denmark promises to axe ‘Jabba’s Palace’ toy”

  1. It is a church, well, actually a museum since 1923, however Turkey plans to abuse it further into a mosque one more time. It’s a sad place – you can feel it when you see the desecration inside.

    That being said, I call the city not “Istanbul” but “Occupied Constantinople”.

  2. They call the Hagia Sophia a “museum” (since 1935, Ataturk and secularization).

    But since 2006, one section has been used for prayer.

    It’s not “just” a museum.

    Last month (Feb./13) “…a parliamentary commission is also considering an application to re-open Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum for prayers…”

    see: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/trabzons-hagia-sophia-to-open-for-prayers.aspx?pageID=238&nID=40538&NewsCatID=341

    Did you know there are actually 7 Hagia Sophia churches in Turkey, 5 of which recently and “officially” became mosques since the re-islamization of Turkey, thanks to ERDOGAN and his crew.

    The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is the last to be “officially’ converted to a mosque. The 2nd to last Hagia Sophia in Trabzon was “officially” converted to a mosque, or is in the process of being converted, in Feb/March 2013.

    March 21, 2013 – “If Hagia Sophia of Istanbul will be used in a way that is opposite to its historical and religious character, Greece will react both bilaterally and internationally”, the Minister stressed (Greece’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dimitri Avramopoulos).

    see: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/21/avramopoulos-on-hagia-sophias-renovation/

  3. First prayer held in Greek mosque after 90 years

    For the first time in 90 years, Greek Muslims prayed in a 111-year-old mosque in the city of Thessaloniki on Saturday.

    The historic New Mosque, which is used as an exhibition hall by the Greek administration, was visited by a group of madrasah (Islamic school) students on Saturday.

    The students, who went to Thessaloniki under an initiative of the city’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, performed the noon prayer in the mosque, marking the first prayer there in 90 years. Turkey’s Thessaloniki consul general, Tugrul Biltekin, stated that he is pleased with the decision, saying: “This is a historic moment as a mosque was opened to a prayer for the first time since World War I. I hope mosques in Thessaloniki and other locations in the region will be open to Muslims during holy days.”

    The historic New Mosque was constructed by Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli in 1902 and was closed to prayer in 1923 by the Greeks.

    The mosque, which was used as archaeology museum between 1925 and 1963, later became the Thessaloniki Municipality’s exhibition hall in 1986.

    http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=383758

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