Yoda Appears in Saudi Arabia Textbooks Next to Late King Faisal, Education Ministry Apologizes

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A tweeted image of a superimposed Yoda with late Saudi King Faisal appeared on Saudi textbooks.
A tweeted image of a superimposed Yoda with late Saudi King Faisal appeared on Saudi textbooks.Credit: Twitter, @SilentRuins
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Students in Saudi Arabia opened up their textbooks this week to discover that the force was with late King Faisal while he signed the UN Charter in 1945.

Saudi Education Minister Ahmed al-Issa apologized for the mistake, as reported by the BBC, saying a committee was looking into the "unintended mistake".

The historic photo of the leader was accidentally printed in a United Nations lesson with a superimposed Jedi master Yoda sitting beside the king.

Saudi artist Shaweesh created the image in a past series, who reportedly stressed that his work meant no offense to the late leader and rather served as a character assessment, suggesting that they are both "wise, strong and always calm."

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