26-year-old Saudi artist Abdullah "Shaweesh" al-Sheri created a series of images depicting Star Wars characters worked into momentous Saudi historical photos, including one of Yoda sitting with King Faisal, whom he considered to be Yoda-like in his wisdom: "He was wise and was always strong in his speeches. So I found that Yoda was the closest character to the king. And also Yoda and his light saber -- it's all green."
Parties unknown included the photo in a Saudi history textbook, which is now being hastily withdrawn. Al-Sheri discovered the inclusion when his mother, a teacher, sent him a picture of the textbook.
One image shows Darth Vader standing behind Lawrence of Arabia and the king of Iraq at the Paris peace conference in 1919, which divided up much of the Middle East.
Another has a young Arab boy looking down at Captain America from the back of a truck.
Mr al-Sheri said that he paired up the king and Yoda because both were intelligent and because Yoda’s green skin and green lightsaber matched the green of the Saudi flag.
Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king
(via Naked Capitalism)
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