Friday, January 25, 2013

Lego stirs Muslim outrage

Mike L.



Can Lego offend the world's Muslim community? Definitely, according to the heads of the Turkish community in Austria. 
A statement was posted on the community's website that the Star Wars themed Lego model of "Jabba's Palace" bares insulting similarities to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul...

"The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed," the Turkish community website said.

"It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities.”

The Turkish organization said it is considering taking legal action against Lego for inciting racial hatred and insulting human dignity.
In mosques throughout the Muslim Middle East mullahs and ayatollahs scream for the genocide of the Jews and no one minds, not even most Jews, yet now we are suddenly supposed to understand that Jabba the Hut represents some sort-of anti-Asian or anti-Muslim stereotype?

Absurd.

5 comments:

  1. The thing in the back also looks suspiciously like the air control tower at PHL. This infuriates me!

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    Wait, no it doesn't.

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    1. What?

      You're not offended?

      ;O)

      See, the thing about diaspora Jews is that we almost never get offended. Israeli Jews are surrounded by millions upon millions of people who think that Allah wants them dead and we think it's rude and racist to mention this fact among polite company.

      How friggin' stupid is that, I ask you?

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  2. The stuff that offends these religious types is amazing. And it never ends; and it just keeps getting stupider. And we are in the 21st century and it STILL keeps on a coming. I swear I will die of shaken baby syndrome from shaking my head at this nonsense one day.

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    1. I still remember with a mixture of dread and hilarity that period in the early aughts when my daughter's maternal grandmother refused to allow her to watch Spongebob at their home, as Mr. Squarepants was clearly part of a Gay, Liberal Anti-Christian Conspiracy. My introduction into the world of such similar nuttery was not a gentle one.

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    2. Luckily I avoided all that in my family and friends circle, Jay but I can commiserate.

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