Muslims in Austria have succeeded in persuading toy brick manufacturer Lego to withdraw a toy depicting a Star Wars scene—because, they claim, the house resembles a mosque. But the “mosque” in question is actually a Christian church seized by Muslim invaders in 1453.
Muslims in Austria claimed “victory” over the Danish toy manufacturer when Lego announced that it would be phasing out the Jabba the Hutt “Jabba’s Palace” toy after a meeting with the complainants.
The Muslim fanatics said the Lego set’s “Asian and oriental figures” were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as gun-runners, slave masters, and terrorists—a bizarre claim as the characters are all actually completely fictional space aliens invented by George Lucas.
“This sort of thing does not belong in a child’s bedroom,” Melissa Gunes, a spokeswoman for Austria’s “Turkish Cultural Association” was quoted as saying.
“The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists,” the TCA complained, adding that Jabba was shown to be a “terrorist who likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed.”
That of course, bears no resemblance to anything that is currently going on in the world.
Finally, the Muslims also claimed that Jabba’s palace had an “uncanny resemblance to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque.”
And here the outrageous story turns into a farce. The Hagia Sophia “mosque” was not even built as a mosque, but rather as a Christian church.
The Hagia Sofia was originally built by the Emperor Constantine in 360 AD in the city of Constantinople, and was the world’s largest cathedral for over 1,000 years. It was rebuilt by Emperor Justinian between 532 and 537 AD., and was the seat of the Eastern European Orthodox Church until the time of the great Muslim invasions of the Middle East and Europe.
After the founding of Islam in Saudi Arabia in 610 AD, Muslim armies attacked all the Christian lands which surrounded them.
One major Muslim invasion west conquered the oldest Christian country in the world, Egypt, and then swept through the African north coast to the Straits of Gibraltar. From there they invaded Spain and France. They were only driven out of France by Charles Martel’s Frankish army at the Battle of Tours in 732 AD, and only finally expelled from Spain in 1492.
Another Muslim invasion north from Saudi Arabia conquered all the lands of the Christian Eastern Roman Empire—which included Palestine, Persia, Iraq, and present-day Turkey. It was these invasions which sparked off a European counterinvasion known as the Crusades, which was a failed attempt to expel the Muslims from the Christian lands they had violently seized.
The Muslim colonization of the Middle East then proceeded apace, so that today only a few specialist historians are even aware that the region was Christian before the advent of Islam.
The Muslim invaders then advanced on the city of Constantinople, located on the Bosporus Straits between Europe and present-day Turkey. In 1453, the city, the last Christian bastion remaining out of the once extensive Eastern Roman empire, fell to the Muslim invaders.
The commander of the Muslim invaders, Sultan Mehmed II, ordered the Hagia Sophia church to be converted into a mosque. The bells, altar, and other Christian artifacts were removed and many of the Christian mosaics plastered over. Islamic inscriptions were then painted over the walls, and four minarets were added at each corner of the church building and it served as a mosque right up to the year 1931. It is currently a museum, but still has the Islamic overlay visible on most of its interior.
It is thus ludicrous for Muslims to now claim that it is insulting to Islam because Jabba the Hutt’s palace somehow resembles the Hagia Sofia. Firstly, the building was not even originally a mosque, and secondly, it is simply far-fetched to claim that a Lego toy, based on a science fiction movie, even resembles a building which is over 1,500 years old.
The decision to withdraw the Lego toy is merely a reflection of the fact that Europe is becoming increasingly Islamified through mass immigration and non-European colonization.
Calling for the banning of a toy for no reason at all except the wild imaginings of non-European invaders, is just the start. Unless the nonwhite colonization of Europe is halted, this will be just the beginning of a new Dark Age.