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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

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    Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    April 1, 2013 11:59 PM

    In a statement, Lego says the decision to stop production of the set didn’t come from the criticism.....

    They (lego) say they didn't stop it due to the criticism.....they just decided they had some more time that they would like to spend on the planet, huh?

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    So basically their gripe is that the LEGO Star Wars product looked similar to a mosque in Istanbul. The product is however not based on any real building but on a fictional building from a scene in Star Wars Episode VI. Jabba's Palace was planned from the beginning to be in the assortment only until the end of 2013.

    Problem solved i guess until they decide Episode VI is the next target because Jabbas Palace appeared in that.

    It's just so ridiculous.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    So basically their gripe is that the LEGO Star Wars product looked similar to a mosque in Istanbul. The product is however not based on any real building but on a fictional building from a scene in Star Wars Episode VI. Jabba's Palace was planned from the beginning to be in the assortment only until the end of 2013.

    Problem solved i guess until they decide Episode VI is the next target because Jabbas Palace appeared in that.

    It's just so ridiculous.



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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    #yessomepeoplehavenolives



    You've got to be F$*%()ing Kidding Me. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Damn, I had no idea Jabba the Hut was muslim. I guess it makes sense now. Right before he dropped Luke in the Rancor pit he yelled "ALLAHU AKHBAR!!! ALALALALALALALA!"
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    #yessomepeoplehavenolives



    You've got to be F$*%()ing Kidding Me. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I would normally agree with this, and did for a bit until i remembered it was george lucas. Normally i would say it is just sci fi and it only makes sense to design desert structures after desert structures, but we know what lucas loves to do. he tosses his political views and BS into the movies he does link a rock into a nitroglycerine plant. he drew so many parallels between the republicans and the empire it took me way out of the movies. I may not disagree with some of it, but I didn't go to see a political film.

    I am just saying it is very hard to say it was not intentional when he did things like the imperial senate, Jar Jar, and the whole newt gingrich thing in the new movies. maybe he did think that muislims are a bunch of crooked space slugs? he gave jesus a sword of light to cut them into little pieces, so perhaps there is some truth to the matter.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    I bet they're replacing them with Taliban lego heroes.....I'm personally really offended by Chewbacca, since I'm so sensitive about my hairy legs. This is a complete joke.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Dear outraged Muslims,

    If you're going to burn anything in protest, make sure it's Jar Jar.
    Then you'll have my full support.

    That's racist. Everyone knows that jar Jar is afro- caribbean.

    what a disaster for george lucas after the whole mandelorians = hispanics = cloning = flood the galaxy = george lucas = racist fiasco.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Blame the media. For the grotesque double standard deference to Muslims shown to NO other religion or ethic group. In as sense, the terror attacks succeeded for which everyone is terrified unique of Muslims disapproving of anything made, said or shown.

    Why don't they stop showing old Westerns that make Indians/Native Americans seem like murderous savages?

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    #yessomepeoplehavenolives



    You've got to be F$*%()ing Kidding Me. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I swear, this level hypersensitivity HAS to be fake.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Damn, I had no idea Jabba the Hut was muslim. I guess it makes sense now. Right before he dropped Luke in the Rancor pit he yelled "ALLAHU AKHBAR!!! ALALALALALALALA!"
    well, to be fair, the cultures and fauna of tatooine clearly takes it's inspiration from from arab culture and the ME environment. But this is a pretty common device, with everything from Dune, star trek, LOTR, and even the Song of ice and fire (the mongols clearly serve as the inspiration for the Dothraki)

    But anyone taking issue with it is rather laughable

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