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...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?
"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.