Fake ‘Islamic State Lego’ including decapitated heads and figures armed with chainsaws are being sold to Australians
ISIS-inspired knock-off Lego is being marketed to Australian children for less than $10.
The counterfeit ‘Falcon Commandos’ set is being produced in China and sold on at least three overseas websites – including a Chinese discount retailer that ships to Australia.
The set, which depicts ISIS terrorists dressed in black battling counter-terror police, are being sold for $9.91 or less.
Ads for fake toys show eight mini-figures – the small idividual toys in each set of Lego – on the cover of the set.
In the photos, one of the figures appears to be an ISIS jihadi who is holding a chainsaw while looking at a man’s decapitated head at his feet.
An ISIS flag also appears to be pictured, as well as sticks of dynamite and figures launching weapons.
The set is ‘recommended’ for children aged six and over and was recently purchased accidentally by a young boy from a store in Taiping for $2, according to Berita Harian.
The toy’s serial number came back to a manufacturer in China, the publication reported.
Mahnun Mat Isa, a 40-year-old Malaysian mother and school teacher, told Berita Harian she has reported the set to the Islamic council and to police officers.
‘I ask the authorities to not freely allow the entry of toys that touch on religious sensitivities in this country,’ Ms Mahnun said.
‘I came to know about it when my son who was playing with the toy showed me the ‘terrorist’ character holding a banner which displayed the words ‘Allah’ and ‘Muhammad’.’
Source: Daily Mail