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Lego pulls ‘anti-Islamic’ toy

Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-02 14:35:46-04

Following accusations of racism, Lego is planning to pull its Jabba the Hutt themed set off the shelves this year.

Austria’s Turkish community said that the set resembled a former mosque in Istanbul and it reinforced negative stereotypes about Muslims.

But Lego says the toy’s demise had nothing to do with the criticism.

The company says the Star Wars toy has simply run its course.