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Lego against the Turks of Austria

Reader comment on item: Finding Allah in Unlikely Places

Submitted by myth (Germany), Apr 3, 2013 at 12:23

Here's another item on Islam's agenda. A Turkish organization in Austria


identified similarities between a Lego toy-set "Jabba's palace" and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The roof of the toy-house does look similar. The film Star Wars inspired the toy. Jabba himself is a villain who smokes a Lego water-pipe.


The complaints then further identified the tower as a minarette in which the children find a machine gun. An article in German paper Focus


quotes Melissa G√ľnes explaining that Al-Jabbar is indeed one of the 99 names for God as listed in the Koran.

Lego reacted to the Austro-Turkish complaints and will stop advertising and sales as soon as 2014.

Since I read the story today I have been trying desperately to wake up from this ridiculous dream. After some hours, I am afraid all of this is real. I start wondering what surprises the other 98 names will produce. As for the Hagia Sophia, it was built as Christian church I believe, no need to worry. Mohammad did not have Legos in his day, fine.

Legos are designed to stimulate creative thinking. Maybe that is undesirable in an islamist context.


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