Popular Toy manufacturer LEGO has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars toy allegedly depicting a mosque. The critics claim that the Jabba’s Palace model, part of Lego’s Star Wars range, offends Muslims as it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul – one of the world’s most renowned mosques. As an indication of the anger felt over Jabba’s Palace, the organisation said it was considering taking legal action against Lego for inciting racial hatred and insulting human dignity.
UK Daily Mail Members of the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria group also accused the toy manufacturer of depicting Muslims as having ‘deceitful and criminal personalities’. (Yes, truth in advertising) The group has released a statement calling for an apology from Lego for its cultural insensitivity.
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