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« on: Sep 16, 2008 12:00 AM »

Why is this not outlawed?Huh?Huh??!!!!!!!


MIDDLE EAST: "Muslim massacre" game stirs debate

A new computer game promoting “modern religious genocide” against followers of the Islamic faith is causing an uproar among Muslims in the Arab world and elsewhere.

According to media reports, the game, "Muslim Massacre" (available on a website that appeared to be down Monday morning), allows players to be in control of an “American hero” on a mission to kill bearded Muslims and suicide bombers using a machine gun and a rocket launcher.

On the game’s website, the creator, identified only as Sigvatr, encourages Internet users to “take control of the American hero and wipe out the Muslim race with an arsenal of the world’s most destructive weapons.”

The game is said to be inspired by the "war on Islam" declared by the United States.

“Don’t be a liberal...! Download the game now,” reads the promotional ad on the game’s frontpage.

As the game progresses, the hero takes off to the Middle East and tries to hunt down Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the Prophet Mohammed and finally Allah.

An article on the game published recently on the website of the Arab TV channel, Al Arabiya, received mixed reactions from Arab readers. Some condemned the game for attacking Islam while others saw it as a reaction to extreme Islamists.

One commenter urged Muslims around the world to stop the game. “If it were a game showing Muslims killing Israelis, the whole world would have sought revenge,” a comment read. 

“We should rather object to the crimes of terrorists killing in the name of resistance and Jihad, rather than object to killing in a game,” another commentator said.

According to Al Arabiya, the game’s website was been blocked by some Arab states.

In an opinion article published last week by the United Arab Emirates daily, Gulf News, the newspaper's associate editor, Nicholas Coates, said that the game is the result of a misunderstanding of Islam:

"What is it with such persons that they need to exacerbate an already sensitive situation?... It is a sure-fire way to incite hatred against one's fellow persons of a particular religious persuasion. It is invidious in its concept and it is invidious that it is available to everyone on the Internet. But apparently there is nothing that can be done to have it removed."

The game has also caused an uproar among members of the Muslim community in the United Kingdom. The Ramadhan Foundation, a British Muslim charity organization, said the game glorified the killing of Muslims in the Middle and inciting violence.

The head of the organization, Mohammed Shafiq, said in a statement released last week on the foundation's website:

“Encouraging children and young people in a game to kill Muslims is unacceptable, tasteless and deeply offensive. There is an increase in violence in this country and some of it comes from video games. When kids spend six hours a day on violent games they are more likely to go outside and commit violence.”

-- Raed Rafei in Beirut

Photo: Screenshot from the computer game "Muslim Massacre," taken from the game's website.

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 16, 2008 01:43 AM »

I wouldn't worry about this stupid game or the stupid man who made it. He is too chicken to even use his real name as the maker of this game, and the game looks like it was made before Tetris! If it were something modern, high end with actual financial backing and "name brand" then I may be offended, worried.. This looks more like an idiotic hobby made by some guy living in his mom's basement with too much time on his hands who wants to shock. Anyone who buys it is stupid 1. to be a hatemonger 2. pay this idiot and 3. buy something this crappy..

After seeing the picture of the game, all my worries just floated away!

I try to remember to count my blessings each day because I have many:

To be thankful for my health, and that of my loved ones, the presence of my husband and the continuation of our marriage, that we can pay our bills and have food on the table..

So many blessings but often, so little thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 17, 2008 10:33 PM »

This goes beyond disgusting into the realm of ridiculous...

Apparently, the guy has since apologized...

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