Lego denies Islamic supremacist claim that it discontinued Jabba’s Palace because it offended Muslims
As I noted here yesterday, the Independent reported that “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.”
However, it looks as if, true to constant Islamic supremacist practice, the irked Turks of Austria are claiming victory when there was actually no victory for them at all. Jihad Watch reader Christin has alerted me to this statement at Lego’s website:
The LEGO Group regrets that the product has caused the members of the Turkish cultural community to interprete it wrongly, but point out that the design of the product only refers to the fictional content of theÂ Star WarsTM saga.
A few media have reported that the product is being discontinued due to the mentioned criticism. This is, however, not correct.
As a normal process products in the LEGO Star WarsTM assortment usually have a life-cycle of one to three years after which they leave the assortment and may be renewed after some years.Â The LEGO Star WarsTM productÂ Jabba’s Palace 9516 was planned from the beginning to be in the assortment only until the end of 2013 as new exciting models from the Star Wars universe will follow.
Bravo and thanks to Lego for not caving in to Islamic supremacist intimidation. The Telegraph also has a story setting the facts straight here (thanks to Pedro).