Provocative Muslim massacre game causes international outrage

September 12th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Sept 12 (ANI): Muslim Massacre, a video game encouraging players to kill Muslims, has caused international outrage.

Made by an Australian man, the video is being promoted through its website as taking place after the US declaration of war on Islam and encourages players to wipe out its followers.

Eric Vaughn, known online as “Sigvatr”, a 22-year-old from Brisbane, has developed Muslim Massacre. He first released it online in January this year.

The game begins with an audio of George Bush speeches, edited together to sound like a condemnation of Muslims.

“Take control of the American hero and wipe out the Muslim race with an arsenal of the world’’s most destructive weapons.”

Bearded men wearing normal clothes or characters in black outfits with facemasks appear to be the targets.

Later levels include suicide bombers and a “boss” opponent resembling Osama Bin Laden.

The graphics are similar to 1990s arcade shooter games, with a bird’’s eye view showing the protagonist, a tiny pixelated US soldier, running and shooting other characters.

The game is unacceptable, tasteless and deeply offensive, said Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the UK Muslim youth organisation the Ramadhan Foundation, quoted news.com.au

Shafiq said that if children spend six hours a day on violent games they are more likely to go outside and commit violence.

He further added that if it were the other way around, with a game featuring Muslims killing Israelis or Americans, there would be great uproar. (ANI)

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