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Lego attracts Muslim wrath over new game

Danish toy giant Lego yesterday agreed to withdraw a 'Star Wars' game featuring a mosque-like building inhabited by an obese, hookah-smoking terrorist, following complaints that it was anti-Muslim, writes Tony Paterson.

The game features Jabba the Hutt, the slug-like villain who first appeared in the 'Return of the Jedi' film, who lives in a domed, oriental-looking building equipped with rockets and machine guns. He also smokes a water pipe and keeps Princess Leia in chains for use as a belly dancer. Furious Muslim critics complained that the game's Asian and oriental figures were "deceitful and criminal" characters. (© Independent News Service)

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