January 24, 2013

Ministry of Irony: Turks Issue Fatwa Against Jabba's Fortress

Telegraph:

Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques.
Not only does the model kind of sort of look like Hagia Sophia Turkey says the characters at Jabba's house hurt religious and cultural feelings, of Asians(Muslims) and Orientals(Muslims) because they portray them as armed, violent and prone to crimes like say terrorism, slavery, murder.

Which is kind of funny because the Hagia Sophia is a former Christian Basilica which was taken by when Mehmed the Conqueror. Mehmed's brutality was only surpassed by Vlad the Impaler.

But the main difference between Jabba the Hut and Mehmed the Conqueror is that Jabba wasn't gay.

Mehmed II ordered the 14-year old son of the Grand Duke Lucas Notaras brought to him "for his pleasure". When the father refused to deliver his son to such a fate he had them both decapitated on the spot.

Some dispute the account of Mehmed the Conqueror's gayness due to the fact that it he killed all the witnesses.

Furthermore according to Ottoman sources Notaras and all the other Christian dignitaries in the city were executed for purely political reasons.
See totally 100% not gay.

By Howie at 11:39 AM | Comments |