The history of the LEGO company. Lego (trademarked in capitals as LEGO) is a line of construction toys manufactured by the Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company's flagship product, Lego consists of colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other parts. Lego bricks can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct such objects as vehicles, buildings, and even working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects. The toys were originally designed in the 1940s in Europe and have achieved an international appeal, with an extensive subculture that supports Lego movies, games, video games, competitions, and four Lego themed amusement parks.
Muslims in Long Island still remember when their congressman, Peter King, visited their mosque, weddings, and even cut the ribbon at the opening of their new prayer hall. But all that changed on 9/11. And now, what began as a broken relationship between King and Long Island Muslims has festered and grown into what some perceive as a nationwide Congressional investigation into the Muslim American community slated for late February. And as trepidation spreads, Long Island Muslims say they feel a mixture of shame, regret and frustration that the bitterness between them and King could soon pose a threat to the relationship of U.S. Muslims as a whole with their fellow Americans.
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