Yoda appeared together with the Saudi king on one of the pictures of the textbook
Textbooks for high school students appeared the picture of king Faisal Ibn Abdul Aziz al Saud together with one of the main characters of the movie “Star wars”, the wisest Jedi of his time Yoda. It is reported by The New York Times.
The picture was dedicated to the UN, in particular, it was a picture of Prince Faisal, at that time held the post of Minister of foreign Affairs signing in San Francisco the UN Charter in 1945. To his right stood the character of the cult film.
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King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud headed the Saudi Arabia for 11 years. Under him, slavery was abolished, became popular education and in the Kingdom there was TV.
Why next to him portrayed the Jedi has no idea even the author of the picture. He said that all other black-and-white image was too boring, and then he got the idea to paint on Iodine.
The author added that between a Saudi monarch and a Jedi have in common: as king, Iodine is known for his wisdom and popular in Saudi Arabia.
Subsequently, the Minister of education of the Kingdom apologized for the “inadvertent error” and said that these books will be replaced by a new one. Thus, according to the author, he received many positive messages from fans of Faisal and Yoda. “I didn’t mean to hurt the king,” he said.