From Jeddah To Jedi: Faisal and the Force

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This is just too funny.

Saudi Arabia’s education minister has apologised for the production of a school textbook in which the Star Wars character Yoda is seen superimposed on a photograph of the late King Faisal.

Ahmed al-Issa said a committee was looking into the “unintended mistake”.

The image, which shows the diminutive Jedi Master sitting beside King Faisal as he signs the UN Charter in 1945, was created by the Saudi artist Shaweesh.

He told the BBC it was not yet clear how it had ended up in the textbook.

Of course, this is not the first time a Star Wars character has made its way into a photo to embarrass a Muslim country.

Or the most embarrassing photo with a Saudi king.



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