Saudi textbook recalled due to photo of Yoda next to King Faisal

UPI | 9/23/2017 | Staff
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Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A social studies textbook in Saudi Arabia was recalled for including a photo depicting a Star Wars character next to a king.

The black and white photo, by Saudi artist Abdullah Al Shehri, features the small, green Jedi Yoda seated next to King Faisal as he signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945.

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Saudi education minister Ahmed al-Eissa apologized for the mistake and said measures were being taken to correct the error.

"The Education Ministry regrets unintentional error that appeared in the picture of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations Commission on social studies and national decision," he wrote. "The ministry has begun printing a corrected copy of the curriculum and withdrawing the previous copy and formed a legal committee to determine the source...
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