April 01, 2013

Heartbreak! The I Will Cut Rr Neck Fatwa Issued Against Jabba’s Palace

Austria’s Turks sued Lego for portraying Jabba The Hutt as an obese, hookah–smoking alien who keeps Princess Leia in chains for use as his personal sex slave.

Lego added the “Jabba’s Palace” playset to its Star Wars collection in 2012. But in January this year the set started to provoke outrage in Austria’s Islamic community after a Muslim father found that his sister had given one to his son as a present.

Furious Muslim critics complained that the Lego set’s Asian and oriental figures were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as gun-runners, slave masters and terrorists.

“This sort of thing does not belong in a child’s bedroom,” said Melissa Gunes, a spokeswoman for Austria’s Turkish Cultural Association. Critics also claimed that the palace had an uncanny resemblance to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque. “The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists,” the TCA complained, adding that Jabba was shown to be a “terrorist who likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed”

Must have been a copyright issue.... or maybe the Muslim community thought it too closely resembled Mehmed the Conqueror and Hagia Sophia. Or maybe..... nah, better not go there. I might get a Fatwa.

By Howie at 01:44 PM | Comments |