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    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2008
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      'Muslim Massacre' Game Condemned
      http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Ramadhan-Muslim-Youth-
      Foundation-Condemns-Racist-Muslim-Massacre-
      Game/Article/200809215097348


      A computer game that encourages its users to slaughter Muslims has
      been condemned by a leading Muslim youth organisation. The condemned
      game, 'Muslim Massacre'

      The Ramadhan Foundation expressed its "deep anger" at the release of
      the game 'Muslim Massacre' on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
      It glorifies the killing of Muslims in the Middle East, added the
      Foundation.

      The website incites users to download the game by falsely claiming
      the United States is at war with Islam.

      "The United States of America has declared war on Islam! Take control
      of the American hero and wipe out the Muslim race with an arsenal of
      the world's most destructive weapons," it reads.

      The game encourages its users to fire a variety of weapons at
      characters in traditional Islamic dress.

      Mr Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Foundation
      said: "Encouraging children and young people in a game to kill
      Muslims is unacceptable, tasteless and deeply offensive."

      He added that video games encourage violence, especially among
      children. "When kids spend six hours a day on violent games they are
      more likely to go outside and commit violence."


      'Sigvatr', the game's designer


      In respone, the game's designer who calls himself 'Sigvatr', told Sky
      News:

      "To Mr. Mohammed Shafiq I would like to say that if a kid spends six
      hours a day on violent games, I think that they aren't likely to go
      outside at all, so he should not be worried."

      The 22-year-old, who says he was born "a military hospital to two
      loving military grunts", now lives in Australia.

      His website says he works part time "as a service station attendant
      serving potato chips, cigarettes and soda to drunken bar hoppers and
      stoners at three in the morning."

      The Ramadhan Foundation has urged internet service providers to take
      action against websites such as this that incite racial hatred,
      saying there can be no justification for these games.

      "I hope the person who made this game thinks again," added their
      chief executive.

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