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Friday, 3 May 2013

Jabba The Muslim

Every time I try to ignore religion, a new story comes to light which just forces itself into my consciousness .... take for example the Muslims of Austria’s Turkish community, who have claimed a great victory for Islam by succeeding in banning something else - well it was Buddha's, Barbie's and the Simpson's last month in Iran, so why not something else when in Europe?.

Yes, these Islamists have succeeded in making the Danish toy giant Lego agree to withdraw a Star Wars toy set featuring a mosque-like building inhabited by Jabba the Hutt the obese, hookah–smoking alien from the Star Wars movie 'Return of the Jedi', following complaints that it was 'anti-Muslim'.

Lego's Jabba's Palace - Anti Islamic

Yes one Muslim father was 'outraged' when his kid was given  the “Jabba’s Palace” play-set by another Muslim, but instead of putting it in the bin, he, instead complained to his mosque and launched a campaign to get it 'banned'. Their complaint was that his lair contained 'Asian and oriental figures' who were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as 'gun-runners, slave masters and terrorists' .... the fact that all the characters bar one in the set are all aliens with appendages and green skins who don't look like 'Asians' at all, apparently strikes no irony in the Muslim world, where the view is that if they smoke a hookah they must be 'Muslims' and therefore require special consideration.

This sort of thing does not belong in a child’s bedroom,” said Melissa Gunes, a spokeswoman for Austria’s Turkish Cultural Association. Other Muslim critics also claimed that the palace had an uncanny resemblance to Istanbul’s 'Hagia Sophia mosque' (Erm, actually 'Hagia Sophia' was the Christian Church stolen by the Turkish invaders of Constantinople) .....

Jabba The Muslim?

..... “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”..... which of course is what he was in the movie. Apparently all this was said with no irony (war-zones like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan etc or 9/11 and 7/7 etc don't ring any chords).

Amazingly, Lego caved in to this minority nonsense, and agreed to end its production from 2014 onwards ... even the though the model is like the film depiction, which brings me to the obvious question. Now I expect that George Lucas was barely aware of Islam in the 1970's, but that won't be the case now so will Disney/Lucas Films agree to withdraw the movie 'Return of the Jedi' and the character Jabba Hutt to satisfy these stupid zealots, or will Americans have a bit more backbone than Lego?

Jabba's Palace - Star Wars

You just can't make this nonsense up can you? One day we will have to make a stand for our cultural values, and expect tolerance from these immigrants, for our values, or we will have nothing left.

2 comments:

  1. You should have done more research. According to the Huffington Post "There have been no changes to the product 9516 or its lifecycle due to the dialogue with the Turkish community," said a Lego spokesperson and the product was being pulled as a part of its natural lifecycle.

    In a way thats good, because what would it have said about Europe if idiots can decide policies. But you should have spotted this fact as it was before your posting.

    Maybe you didn't want the truth to spoil a good story?

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    1. Good spot, I guess I missed that side of the story. Well thansk for pointing it out and giving the story more balance.

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