Official sacked after Yoda image appears in Saudi textbook

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi authorities fired a senior education official and other supervisors after a school textbook was found that included a photo-shopped image of the late King Faisal seated next to “Star Wars” movie character Yoda, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.

  • ontario john

    Maybe they thought it was a picture of their cult creator muhammad.

  • tom_billesley

    Did they get permission from the copyright holder, Disney, or will they be sued for infringement?

  • Killer Marmot

    Merciful this is. In past years, there would have been a very public beheading.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    No sense of humor!

    • Killer Marmot

      “Authoritarian dictators” and “people with a sense of humour” are disjoint sets.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Now if I were an authoritarian dictator I would tolerate a bit of good-humored criticism at my expense.
        It humanizes me while giving the impression to outsiders that I’m not REALLY the monster my political rivals claim I was, while they were still alive.
        It allows people to blow off some steam, but more importantly an astute leader can use that are a list of suggested improvements, some of which could be useful.

  • richard

    Which one is which?

    • Watchman

      One of these speaks funny and is an archetype of the power of the Dark Side of the Force and sits next to Yoda.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At that meeting, the Yoda told His Majesty, “May the Schwartz be with you.”

  • A mistake he made.

  • Editor

    “The wahhabism is strong in this one.”