What race is Muslim?
A Turkish community organization in Austria has publically accused the makers of Lego toys of racism against Muslims as reported by the Daily Mail (of London, England) on Jan. 23, 2013.
Members of an organization known as The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria (TTCCA) has charged the Danish-based toy maker with purposefully depicting Jabba the Hut's palace to that of the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul.
Besides claiming Mr. Hut's domicile appears to resemble Hagia Sophia, the same group also claims the slug-esque crime kingpin's dingy digs also bear an uncanny resemblance to the Jami al-Kabir mosque in Beirut.
If the claims of the Hut's haughty hut looks akin to the mosques in question aren't proof enough of Lego's overt bigotry, TTCCA also complains that Jabba's watchtower much-too-closely resembles a minaret.
As of yet, neither Catholics nor Americans in general are enraged at Lego.
Reportedly, a statement posted on TTCCA's website refers to Mr. Hutt as a 'terrorist' who 'likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed'.
The website statement added:
"It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities."
The website statement goes on to complain that the Lego figures "are made to resemble 'terrorists, criminals and murderers.'"
In a morbid example of truth being stranger than fiction, TTCCA objects to the toy weapons contained in the set as being inappropriate "for children between 9 and 14 years old."
Yet TTCCA has yet to raise objections to the glorification of suicide bombers by Palestinians who often attire their children as such.
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