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Star Wars Lego provokes Muslim outrage in Austria

Turkish Muslim community in Austria insulted & outraged by Lego toy model which it says bears similarity to important Muslim symbol (Conquered Christian Basilica).



Can Lego offend the world’s Muslim community? Definitely, according to the heads of the Turkish community in Austria.

The Hagia Sophia Photo: Shutterstock

The Hagia Sophia – Photo: Shutterstock

A statement was posted on the community’s website that the Star Wars themed Lego model of “Jabba’s Palace” bares insulting similarities to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

The British Telegraph reported the Turkish community publicly demanded that the company apologize for its offense against Islam.

Jabba the Hutt was an arch-villain in the successful Star Wars movie franchise. Continue Reading »

Aylin Kocaman on Morsi with his ‘Jews, Pigs and Apes’

We must be teachers who wipe away their hatred. We must know we are dealing with ignorance, not with an enemy. Those who disagree and favor war must not forget that if the problem is ignorance, then guns, rockets, war, rage and hatred are of no use. They just encourage the ignorant to be more hateful.

By Aylin Kocaman


Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s new head of state, called the Jews in 2010  “sons of apes and pigs”


Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt

Morsi addresses Jews in this way in a video clip that has recently appeared in the press, together with an even worse expression. Continue Reading »

Arab couple charges restaurant with racist policy

Muhamad & his wife Sama Sufri’s attempt to make restaurant reservations under their real names was denied each time, but when they used a fake Jewish name, their reservation was ‘miraculous’ accepted.

By Danny Spektor

Sama and Muhamad Sufri, an Arab-Israeli couple from Tel Aviv, enjoy eating out. One of their favorite dining spots is the Soho restaurant in Rishon Lezion, but sadly on Thursday the restaurant made them lose their appetite.

Mahmoud & Sama Sufri

Mahmoud & Sama Sufuri

In an angry letter posted on Facebook, Muhamamd, 31, protested against “racism at the sushi restaurant”. In the post, which received thousands of likes and shares, he recalled his experience: “We have eaten at this restaurant many times before, only previously it was Jewish friends who had made the reservations,” he said. Continue Reading »

Author of The Color Purple refuses to authorize Hebrew version because ‘Israel is guilty of apartheid’

Alice Walker says Israeli policies were ‘worse’ than the segregation she suffered as an American youth and said South Africans had told her it was worse than Apartheid.




Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.”

U.S. human rights activist and author Alice Walker.

U.S. human rights activist and author Alice Walker speaks during a news conference about an international flotilla to blockaded Gaza, in Athens, Monday, June 27, 2011. - Photo by AP

In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.” Continue Reading »