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Turkish group offended by Lego play set

Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM   |   Comments

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VIENNA, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Turkish group in Austria is asking Danish company Lego to apologize for a "Star Wars" play set they believe resembles a famous mosque.

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement saying the "Star Wars: Jabba's Palace" play set bears strong resemblance to the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and the accompanying figurines depict Asians as people with "deceitful and criminal personalities," The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

The group called on Lego to apologize for offending religious and cultural feelings.

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