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Saudi Arabia Accidentally Prints Textbook With King Sat Next To Yoda

Claire Reid

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Saudi Arabia Accidentally Prints Textbook With King Sat Next To Yoda

The Saudi Arabian government is rushing to withdraw a history textbook which accidentally printed an edited image of King Faisal signing the UN charter, while sat next to Yoda.

Yep, this actually somehow happened.

Rather than the official image of the king on the historical day the UN charter was signed, someone - who I assume has since been fired - included a doctored image featuring the Jedi Master.


Ahmed al-Eissa, the Saudi education minister, said on social media: "The Ministry of Education regrets the inadvertent error.

"The Ministry has began printing a corrected copy of the decision and withdrawing the previous versions, and has formed a legal committee to determine the source of the error and to take appropriate action."


The artist who made the image, 26-year-old Abdullah al-Sheri, told The New York Times he has no idea how it ended up in the pages of a textbook.

Credit: Twitter

He said: "I am the one who designed it, but I am not the one who put it in the book."


The image was part of a larger collection, which saw Sheri inserting famous popular culture icons, like our pal Yoda, into historical moments, like the signing of the UN charter.

He told the paper that King Faisal 'was wise and was always strong in his speeches'. So he felt that Yoda was 'the closest character to the king'. Adding that he meant no offence to the king. I think being compared to Yoda is a massive compliment, in fact.


It's not yet known who is responsible for the mix-up, but the Saudi Ministry of Education has launched an investigation to try and get to the bottom of it.

Featured Image Credit: Disney/Star Wars

Topics: Saudi Arabia, Star Wars

Claire Reid
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