Go play with your Lego, Re: Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set, Daily Telegraph, January 24, 2013

Muslims in general have a well-deserved reputation for being notoriously thin-skinned and for being offended and taking umbrage at anything they perceive to be un-Islamic, at anything that can possibly be seen as negative or insulting to Islam, Allah and Muhammad, at anything that violates Islamic imperatives and tenets. Not surprisingly, that can include virtually anything and everything, no matter how innocuous and no matter how much one has to stretch one’s imagination to connect something to Islam, Allah or Muhammad.

That intolerance and paranoia, which is firmly rooted in Islam itself, precludes questioning, criticizing, contradicting, mocking, satirizing or rejecting Islam in any way, shape or form because doing any of that carries severe punishments and can literally get a person mutilated and/or killed. It has a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of expression, helps keep Islam firmly rooted in the seventh century and plays a major role in the Islamization of the United States and the rest of the West.

Lego may be the latest victim.

Lego has been accused of being racist and insensitive because a Star Wars model that it is coming out with allegedly resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and because the accompanying figures allegedly depict Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.” There is a possibility that legal action may be taken against Lego for “inciting racial hatred and insulting human dignity.”

Lego has responded by saying that “The Lego Star Wars product Jabba’s Palace does not reflect any actually existing buildings, people or the mentioned mosque” and that “The Lego mini-figures are all modelled on characters from the movie.”

Whether or not this mollifies the troglodytes and atavists who are offended remains to be seen but somehow I doubt it and it is very safe to say that Lego hasn’t heard the end of these absurd and ridiculous accusations. Racist, insensitive Lego…that’s ridiculous and absurd alright and so are the troglodytes and atavists who are offended.

You know, even if by some wild stretch of the imagination the Star Wars model does resemble the mosque in Istanbul and even if the mini-figures do depict Asians and Orientals as less than flattering in someones perverted imagination, so what? The troglodytes and atavists who are offended have no right to impose their backwards and odious creed and way of thinking and acting on the rest of us, which is exactly what they are trying to do. Attacking portrayals of Islam, Allah or Muhammad, unflattering or otherwise, real or imagined, is especially hypocritical and self-serving since Muslims regularly and frequently portray non-believers in the most racist, unflattering, reprehensible terms possible, especially Christians and Jews. Talk about racism…racism is part of the essence of Islam. Talk about “inciting racial hatred and insulting human dignity.”…Islam has been doing that from the very beginning.

So why are Muslims in general so notoriously thin-skinned and why are they constantly being offended and taking umbrage anyway? Is it envy, inferiority, shame, a sense of victimhood, fear, mob psychology, small brains, small……., indefensible Islam itself, any or all of the above?

Decide for yourself. I’m going to play with my Lego.

I’m also going to buy Jabba’s Palace as soon as I can.

Lego needs our support and I suggest you do too. It is after all one of the greatest toys of all time, if not the greatest, and has brought a great deal of joy to children and adults alike.

Troglodytes and atavists indeed.

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