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LEGO pulls Star Wars set after muslims hint at violence

#1LuigisBroPosted 4/2/2013 10:00:12 AM
muslims claim LEGO recreation Jabba's palace looks like a mosque and not so subtly hints that they'll start getting violent if LEGO keeps selling it, religion of tolerance my ass

The Danish toy maker is being called culturally insensitive after releasing a model of "Star Wars" gangster Jabba the Hutt's palace that closely resembles a Turkish mosque. Lego says it will stop selling the toy – but denies the decision was tied to the protests.

The Palace, say critics, looks very much like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, a historic mosque that became a model for other centers of Islam. It's a museum these days, but the chairman of the Turkish Cultural Association of Australia still takes issue with the likeness being tied to George Lucas' famous villain.

“This does not belong in children’s bedrooms,” said Birol Kilic, chairman of the group. “And the minaret-like tower features machine guns. Children will become insensitive to violence and other cultures.”


http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/lego-star-wars-toy-resembles-mosque-critics-000430255.html
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#2JVillJagsPosted 4/2/2013 10:02:47 AM
Any chance they can threaten violence if another Star Wars movie is made?
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#3LumagaPosted 4/2/2013 10:04:31 AM(edited)
Did we forget what day yesterday was?

EDIT: http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/04/01/report-lego-to-stop-production-of-star-wars-set-due-to-anti-muslim-backlash/
April 1, 2013 11:59 PM
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#4LuigisBro(Topic Creator)Posted 4/2/2013 10:13:37 AM
^ yeah this sounds like a joke but its not, that's just how extreme these people are
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#5TheGoldenStatePosted 4/2/2013 10:26:34 AM
extremists are such pieces of **** and theres so damn many of them
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#6bsballa09Posted 4/2/2013 11:04:14 AM
Ignoring lulzbro calling all Muslims extremists because thats the norm for him, there isn't a monopoly on that design. Other than the dome shape, it doesn't look like a mosque.
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#7OldSnakeLiveon8Posted 4/2/2013 11:32:48 AM
I like how LEGO "pulled" a set that was coincidentally scheduled to go out of production soon.
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#8KenZoePosted 4/2/2013 11:35:35 AM
Lumaga posted...
Did we forget what day yesterday was?

EDIT: http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/04/01/report-lego-to-stop-production-of-star-wars-set-due-to-anti-muslim-backlash/
April 1, 2013 11:59 PM
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The news is a few weeks old (Danish media at least). So sadly not an April Fools joke.
The sets weren't pulled because of these (baseless) accusations though.
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#9CountPopeulaPosted 4/2/2013 12:22:20 PM
Pulled isn't the right word. Retired according to schedule next year is more apt.
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#10Mr SandbagPosted 4/2/2013 12:23:50 PM
Does this mean the terrorists won?
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