PlayStation, Xbox and Valve called on to drop Six Days in Fallujah – Eurogamer.net
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By largest Muslim advocacy group in US.
A prominent Muslim advocacy organisation has actually called for PlayStation, Xbox and Valve to drop questionable shooter Six Days in Fallujah.
In its declaration, CAIR stated game would “only normalise violence against Muslims in America and worldwide”.
Calling the game an “Arab murder simulator”, CAIR linked to Rebekah Valentine’s current short article for IGN on the video game, “Six Days in Fallujah Is Complicated and Painful For Those Connected to the Real Events,” and an article from Turkish-state owned news outlet TRT World, “Six Days in Fallujah reveals the video gaming market’s Islamophobia issue.”
“We get in touch with Microsoft, Sony and Valve to prohibit their platforms from hosting Six Days in Fallujah,” CAIR composed. We’ve contacted Microsoft, Sony and Valve for remark.
“The video gaming industry should stop dehumanising Muslims,” CAIR spokesperson Huzaifa Shahbaz stated., 11 years after it was ditched by publisher Konami following considerable criticism from the mainstream press.”We call on Microsoft, Sony and Valve to prohibit their platforms from hosting Six Days in Fallujah,” CAIR composed.
“The video gaming market must stop dehumanising Muslims,” CAIR representative Huzaifa Shahbaz stated. “Video games like Six Days in Fallujah just serve to glorify violence that took the lives of hundreds of Iraqi civilians, validate the Iraq war, and enhance anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry continues to threaten human life.”
Six Days in Fallujah re-emerged in February, 11 years after it was ditched by publisher Konami following considerable criticism from the mainstream press. Controversy surrounding the game immediately reignited over its setting and portrayals of United States soldiers and Iraqi civilians, and Peter Tamte, manager of designer Victura, was required into a public U-turn over comments the video game would not be a “political declaration in either case”. Re-framed as a shooter with “documentary sectors” and now “inseparable from politics”, Victura tried to get its PR project back on track, though things were derailed when more by a widely-criticised first reveal of its gameplay.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the biggest Muslim civil liberties charity in the US, released the call in a news release which brings the video game’s subject matter back into the spotlight as soon as again.