Computer game encourages killing Muslims

Since the end of the article below says the game became popular because of bloggers who linked to it, let me be one of the bloggers who links to it, not because I want people to play the game which features killing Muslims but because I want someone to hack the game and change the players around a bit.  Let’s see how quickly the game would come down if it featured Christians and Muslims killing Sikhs and Jews, or hmm..let’s say Sikhs and Muslims killing Christians and Hindus, or Hindus and Sikhs killing Jews and Buddhists or Muslims killing Jews, or better yet, Palestinians killing Israelis or Anglicans killing Roman Catholics.  Here’s the article.

A computer game in which players control an American soldier sent to “wipe out the Muslim race” has been condemned as offensive and tasteless by a British Muslim group.

The goal of Muslim Massacre, which can be downloaded for free on the internet, is to “ensure that no Muslim man or woman is left alive”, according to the game’s creator.

Players control an “American Hero” armed with a machine gun and rocket launcher who is parachuted into the Middle East.

Users progress through levels, first killing Arabs that appear on screen and later taking on Osama bin Laden, Mohammed and finally Allah.

The game’s creator, a freelance programmer known as Sigvatr, described the game on the website as “fun and funny”.

In a “How you can help” section, he writes to visitors: “Don’t whinge about how offensive and ‘edgy’ this is.”

British Muslim youth organisation The Ramadhan Foundation expressed its “deep condemnation and anger” at the game.

The group said: “This game is glorifying the killing of Muslims in the Middle East and we urge ISP providers to take action to remove this site from their services as it incites violence towards Muslims and is trying to justify the killing of innocent Muslims.

“We have written to the British Government to urge an inquiry into this game and take action to shut down the site. This is not satire but a deliberate attempt to demonise Muslims.”

The foundation’s chief executive, Mohammed Shafiq, added: “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.

“If it was the other way around, with a game featuring Muslims killing Israelis or Americans, there would be uproar and rightly so.

“I would urge ISPs to take action against sites like this and there can be no justification for this sort of video game. I hope the person who made this game thinks again.”

The game was first released in January this year but has become more popular in recent days after being linked to by several prominent blogs.

There’s a reason why the WOT is so important to this country

Capital really does drive the decision making process in America.  How much and how fast one can make money is the difference between life and death.  The war on terror was started to enrich neocons who had a stake in companies that profited off of government contracts as well as a federal government that could sell the arms it was making to fight imagined terrorists.  This news headline should come as no surprise:

U.S. says its arms exports boomed this year

U.S. government-brokered overseas arms sales are expected to total about $34 billion in the current fiscal year, up more than 45 percent from the year before, the Pentagon agency in charge said…

Overseas arms sales are a key instrument of U.S. foreign policy as well as a boon to defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co, Northrop Grumman Corp, General Dynamics Corp and Raytheon Co.

In fiscal 2007, such sales totaled $23.3 billion, up from $21 billion in fiscal 2006, according to the security agency‘s figures.

When you look at the countries who are major buyers of US weapons the list includes Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt and Iraq among others. Three of the countries noted have had large American military installations, or sizeable ones on their territory for some time.  Occupation has its privileges.  Iraq, a  country that until recently wasn’t even allowed to have an air force has now began exploring the possibility of  purchasing  F-16 fighter jets from the United States and all this means is mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money for defense contractors.  However, there looms on the horizon a very ugly specter of war with such arms buildup, especially when you consider the players in the presidential election.

Palin has gone on record saying war with Russia over Georgia is a possibility, especially if Georgia becomes a member of NATO, something she proposes. How a two year governor of Alaska who could become the president of the United States can make such a proclamation is beyond me but it no doubt “resonates” with other members of her party and their advisors, the second generation neocons, who make a living from death and destruction.

Time for the pasture

After just posting a blog about how one’s mouth can get them in trouble, I read where an old Israeli spy master is advocating the kidnapping of Iranian president Ahmedinejad to be taken to the Hague to stand trial for genocide.  Rafi Eitan has been all over the Israeli landscape but he’s most notable for being involved with Jonathan Pollard the American accused of spying for Israel.  ABCNews ran the story so someone is listening to this 80 plus old guy who really shouldn’t throw stones at other nations’ leaders; Ariel Sharon is still alive, albeit comatose, who Eitan should put on the first plane! Otherwise, Israel should put a gag on this guy and put him out to pasture, or make glue out of him.

Christian indignation at ill placed jokes

It’s nice to see some people other than Muslims get mad when their religious figures are poked fun at.  When Muslims get hot and bothered about ridiculing the Last Messenger, many see it as an attack on free speech and the end of days prophecy, but when the attacks are made against members of other faiths, it’s perfectly alright to fire the offender or have them arrested.  Fine, no problem, so let’s fire the guy with the stupid cartoons which depicted Muhammad, and while we’re at it, throw him in jail too!