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Cultural Group Says Lego Set Is “Anti-Islamic”

Lego is pulling their “Jabba’s Palace” kit (that’s part of the Star Wars collection), after Muslim critics claimed its resemblance to a Turkish mosque is offensive. A spokesperson for Austria’s Turkish Cultural Association, didn’t appear to be all that familiar with the source materiel, and said that “the game … depicts Muslims as terrorists” saying that the villain is shown as a “terrorist who likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed”. Representatives from Lego and the Cultural Association met last week to discuss the toy in question. The toymaker now says that they were already planning on discontinuing the set, and the their decision had nothing to do with the complaints …

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