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Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set {by Muslims}
telegraph.co ^ | 1/23/2013 | Matthew Day

Posted on 01/24/2013 5:37:25 AM PST by drpix

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.

tria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.”

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings.

The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting series of science fiction films

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Why, after 35 years, scream racism now?

Because, the "mosque" in Istanbul (which use to be Constantinople) was a Christian church before the invading Muslims converted it to a mosque. Under Ataturk - when Turkey was a modern secular nation - it was coverted to a museum.

Now that Turkey is again ruled by Islamists, while "officially" the building remains a museum, its re-Islamization appears to be beginning.

My verdict: Pound Sand!

1 posted on 01/24/2013 5:37:31 AM PST by drpix
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To: drpix

...because now the lego “mosque” is suspect to lego JDAMS


2 posted on 01/24/2013 5:42:41 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: drpix
It's beautiful, but I don't know how big the resemblence is.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 5:43:07 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: drpix

The “religion” of perpetual outrage


4 posted on 01/24/2013 5:43:52 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: drpix

Muslim is now a race?


5 posted on 01/24/2013 5:45:05 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: drpix

Everything hurts the muzzies feelings.

They are proving themselves to be boys, not men...


6 posted on 01/24/2013 5:51:17 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: drpix
...depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.”

Where muslims are concerned, the shoe fits.

7 posted on 01/24/2013 5:52:38 AM PST by onedoug
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To: drpix

That was a 1983 movie. So their rage is only thirty years late.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 5:53:46 AM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: drpix
And I'd think if they were going to be offended by an image from Star Wars, it'd be this one:


9 posted on 01/24/2013 5:53:48 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: drpix

Right. The Turks didn’t even BUILD the thing. They just added the minarets. The Greeks built it.

The West should have converted it back in 1918 and given it to the Ecumenical Patriarch. That’s what we would have done once upon a time when we had guts.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 6:05:30 AM PST by Claud
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To: drpix

Now the Muzzies are offended that there’s too much a likeness to one of their stolen properties.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 6:05:35 AM PST by chopperman
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To: drpix

The muslim Turks should apologize for their brutal conquests of Christian lands in Anatolia and Eastern Europe. They should also apologize for their more recent attempts to reconquer the Balkans, and even Germany and Austria!!!!

http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?load=detay&link=158350

Then they should get back to Central Asia where they belong, and take their Albanian and Bosnian muslim protégées with them!!!!


12 posted on 01/24/2013 6:06:41 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: PLMerite

Sandpeople is right. “RRrrka grrkkka aoorrrrorrkg!”


13 posted on 01/24/2013 6:09:36 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: drpix

What if they rename it to Jabba-Jew’s Palace?


14 posted on 01/24/2013 6:09:56 AM PST by fruser1
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To: chopperman

Speaking of offensive pieces of crap, whatever happened the the NYCity mosque that they wanted to build on (or right next to) the 9-11 site?

Are they still doing it- just not talking about it? It seems like a nice place to raise a few pigs and farm animals


15 posted on 01/24/2013 6:10:10 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: PLMerite
Yes it is beautiful, but it is not a mosque, it is a basilica (church) and it was built by the Romans of the Eastern Roman empire, who later became known as the Byzantines.

After Mehmed II's conquest of the city in 1453, Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/haso/hd_haso.htm

16 posted on 01/24/2013 6:12:50 AM PST by jpsb
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To: drpix

Hey, I just realized that the Borg ship looks a lot like Mecca.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 6:16:29 AM PST by fruser1
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To: drpix

To prove that Muslims can make you dance to their tune.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 6:16:36 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: drpix

That was my first thought. Hagia Sophia is a Church. Oh the irony that they would be offended!


19 posted on 01/24/2013 6:17:02 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: drpix
Two items. One, the Lego model doesn't look anything like Hagia Sophia mosque. I know because I've been there. Two, Hagia Sophia mosque was a Christian church long before the Ottomans.

I wish I could remember how to say eat sh#t and die in Turkish.

5.56mm

20 posted on 01/24/2013 6:21:30 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: popdonnelly
Bingo!

They have been reading "Rule for Radicals".

21 posted on 01/24/2013 6:21:36 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: drpix

The toy doesn’t look anything like the Hagia Sophia. The “criminal and deceitful” personalities were part of the film. This is nonsense.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 6:23:09 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: drpix

When can we expect a crusades set? Perhaps somebody could get it right this time.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 6:27:19 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: drpix

What’s interesting is that the architecture of the peaceful people of Naboo is much more Hagia Sohpia-esque.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Theed?file=TheedAttack.png


24 posted on 01/24/2013 6:32:31 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: drpix


25 posted on 01/24/2013 6:33:18 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Steamburg

Read up on the history of this building, which was originally one of the most Christian Orthodox churches in the world. Hundreds of Christians were murdered inside when the Muslims took over. Badly treated over the years, Muslim signage over much of it and turrets outside. Obama has visited it twice, apparently one of his favorite Turkish places...for obvious reasons.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 6:34:09 AM PST by Kanzan
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To: drpix; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

27 posted on 01/24/2013 6:35:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: drpix

They have learned that the way to the big time in the USA is to become a victim group and wail and moan all the time.

This crowd flew occupied planes into occupied buildings, and used that to become America’s second biggest victim group.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 6:39:48 AM PST by I want the USA back (The "religion of peace" is really a death cult.)
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To: drpix

So these Muslims think they invented crappy looking dome structures now?

I’m not saying the building doesn’t have architectural appeal, I’m just saying a structure with a dome and a tower has been done a few times before.

And why is Lego “racist” and not Star Wars? And what’s racist about copying a building?

This PC crap is all about overwhelming the system. This looks like a crappy attempt by this Muslim group (who doesn’t totally understand the western liberal concepts) to try and get in on the act of attacking the system.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 6:41:20 AM PST by Honcho
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To: drpix

Legos = Logos?

When the building opened, as a Christian Cathedral, it was dedicated to “Logos”, the Word, the Second Person of the Trinity.


30 posted on 01/24/2013 6:46:24 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: drpix

31 posted on 01/24/2013 6:47:21 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: drpix
in Istanbul (which use to be Constantinople)

Why did Constantinople get the works?

32 posted on 01/24/2013 6:51:15 AM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: drpix

None of the Tatooine scenes from the movies were filmed in Turkey. They were filmed either in Tunisia or Yuma, AZ, so the Turks have no grounds to complain.


33 posted on 01/24/2013 6:53:46 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: drpix
They should switch to Playmobil!


34 posted on 01/24/2013 6:55:38 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: drpix

well then the Prophet Mohammed Weeble-Wobble is really going to cheese them off...


35 posted on 01/24/2013 6:58:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: drpix

Muslims Outraged!

Outraged muslims claim that a pile of cow-flop is intentionally shaped to look like an aerial view of the Istanbul mosque.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 7:09:34 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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انتقل شخ يصل حبل.


37 posted on 01/24/2013 7:14:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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انتقل شخ يصل حبل.


38 posted on 01/24/2013 7:15:49 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: drpix
LEGO Santa
39 posted on 01/24/2013 7:20:05 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (SOS)
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To: drpix

Bantha foodoo.


40 posted on 01/24/2013 7:20:40 AM PST by YourAdHere (I had forgotten how much I dislike Hillary.)
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To: PLMerite

Next they will be complaining that the SuperDome resembles it.


41 posted on 01/24/2013 7:32:12 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: drpix

I’m offending; by something. Give me a minute to figure out what it is.


42 posted on 01/24/2013 7:35:37 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: drpix

Maybe it would make them feel better if we bombed mecca?


43 posted on 01/24/2013 7:36:15 AM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: drpix

FU muzzie filth!


44 posted on 01/24/2013 7:38:42 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: drpix

Muslims are outraged about something? No way! Wake when when they aren’t...


45 posted on 01/24/2013 7:48:15 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: drpix
My verdict: Pound Sand!

I vote for *Melt sand*.

46 posted on 01/24/2013 7:56:04 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: CrappieLuck

Sure it’s a race. The finish line is somewhere in the 7th Century.


47 posted on 01/24/2013 8:04:36 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: drpix

One of the funny things about this to me, is that until fairly recently, all Lego minifigs were yellow. They introduced black minifigs with a basketball series some years ago.


48 posted on 01/24/2013 8:13:58 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Honcho
And why is Lego “racist” and not Star Wars?

No idea. They have no excuse for Star Wars, there are no muslims in Star Trek because it is set in the future...

49 posted on 01/24/2013 8:29:41 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: PLMerite
They were. I remember reading a press release by CAIR, stating that in movies such as The Golden Voyage of Sindbad Sindbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Aladin or the Star Wars movies, the villain often looks or is identified as a Muslim. What they failed to note was that in the first three movies I mentioned, everyone with a speaking part is Muslim.
50 posted on 01/24/2013 8:31:13 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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