An image has mysteriously cropped up in a Saudi Arabian high school social studies textbook showing Yoda – yes, Yoda Jedi Master from Star Wars – lending a guiding hand to King Faisal as he signed the the 1945 United Nations Charter. if You did not know that Jedi master Yoda had a major role in the 1945 United Nations Charter, then time to brush up on your history.
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The Force is mysterious. Global leaders did join together after years of war, but sadly the Jedi High Council member was absent in that particular quest for peace.
Photo: Saudi Arabia King Faisal who outlawed slavery and spread public education in Saudi Arabia (right) Yoda, Jedi Master, lightsaber extraordinaire and octo-centenarian (left).
The explanation from the designer of the doctored image unfortunately clarifies nothing . The artist, Abdullah Al Shehri – who mixes pop culture icons into historic photographs – told reporters about his image of King Faisal and Yoda being mistakenly featured in a Saudi school textbook:
“I am the one who designed it, but I am not the one who put it in the book.”
Saudi education minister Ahmed Al-Eissa apologised on Twitter for the mistake.
تأسف وزارة التعليم على الخطأ غير المقصود الذي ظهر في صورة التوقيع على ميثاق هيئة الأمم المتحدة في مقرر الدراسات الاجتماعيات والوطنية..
— د. أحمد العيسى (@aleissaahmed) September 21, 2017
In English, that translates to:
“The Ministry of Education regrets the inadvertent error that appeared in the form of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations in the course of social and national studies.”
– Dr. Ahmed Al-Eissa (@aleissaahmed) September 21, 2017