Monday, 1 April 2013

The racist menace? Muslims declare victory in fight over ‘anti-Islamic’ Lego

Danish toy giant agrees to cease production of ‘Jabba’s Palace’ building set in light of complaints

Austria’s Turkish community claimed a victory in its fight against Danish toy giant Lego yesterday after the firm agreed to withdraw a Star Wars toy set featuring a mosque-like building inhabited by an obese, hookah–smoking alien, following complaints that it was anti-Muslim.

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.

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