Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

September 10, 2008 -

Muslim Massacre, an amateur PC game, has drawn sharp criticism from Britain's Islamic community.

As reported by the Telegraph, the game was programmed by Eric Vaughn aka Sigvatr, an American who currently lives in Australia. The website for the game calls it "The Game of Modern Religious Genocide," and describes it as follows:

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! Don't be a liberal pussy!

Mohammed Shafiq, head of the Ramadhan Foundation, a U.K.-based Muslim youth organization criticized the game:

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. We would urge ISPs to take action against sites like this.

For his part, Sigvatr was unapologetic in posts about his game on SomethingAwful:

I think it's pretending to be legitimate commentary and I'm sure there will be lots of people who defend it on those grounds, but ultimately it's just a game where you blow the gently caress out of arabs... Anyone is free to believe whatever they won't (sic) though, because I don't even know how to interpret it myself anymore. the bottom line is that I enjoyed making it and it's fun to play...


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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Wow, you actually started off quite civil and I was actually enjoying reading you commenting on the site. Then I got to the third sentence and you resorted back to the same ol' same ol'

The goal of the game above is to kill all muslims. That is the purpose of the game. GTA's goal is not to kill as many cops and prostitutes as possible.

With your final suggestion, that actually comes across as pretty threatening. If someone were to make a similar comment about you, you would be threatening Dennis with a lawsuit right now.

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Seconded, man.

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He's right. I saw it with my own eyes.

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Name one cop-killing game. Name one prostitute-killing game. Go on.

No, GTA doesn't count. Being able to do something in a game doesn't mean you have to. GTA is a do-whatever-the-hell-you-want-to game. You can spend six hours a day driving an ambulance if you feel like it.

There is no goal in GTA to kill cops or prostitutes. You just can if you want to - the game has guns, and it has cops. Something has to happen if you point one at the other. You can do those things in real life too, you know. Does that mean life is about killing cops?

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Actually you are wrong on that.  GTA DOES have sections of games where you have to kill police officers in order to progress and I'm pretty sure it isn't alone in that sort of "escape from the cops" reverse hero scenario.  However I could name you about 100 movies that have the same thing.

There are no prostitute killing games that I am aware of though outside of sandbox environments.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Or we could play the "bad lawyer killing his own career" game.  Oops...is that a bit to close to reality for you?  Wait...do you even know what reality is?

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

You do realize that he's quoting the article right? You just hate everyone and everything (including the Telegraph it seems) don't you?

 

Everyone has a right to create whatever they choose John, shouldn't you be defending that as a 1st amendment expert?

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Somebody already made one of your videogame ideas.  You said you would send money to a charity.  You didn't.  You backed out on your word.  Have fun collecting unemployment.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

So its wrong when an American makes a game where you kill muslims, but when a muslim makes a game that kills Israelis, it's fine?
 

Double standards, eh? 

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Fundamentalists always have double standards when it comes to stuff like this.

Like with that Satanic Verses thing; the guy writes fiction and they order a death sentence on him.  They kill other people only loosley connected to the thing and they consider it heroic.

Right now, the liberals are facepalming.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Has anybody else read "Satanic Verses"? I seem to be the only person I have ever heard of who has actually trawled all the way through it... scratch that, YAWNED all the way through it. A relentless torrent of Beauloux.

Salman Ruchdie, the safest medically-proven cure for insomnia yet discovered.

And I have no religious axe to grind...

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

I can understand how Muslims would be ticked and I'll just leave my oppinion at that. 

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Seems like just another game made for tongue-in-cheek commentary, in particular the video games that terrorists use to train suicide attacks. Vaughn, the game's creator basically says "Hey Al-Qaeda, now we have our own 'jihad' game on religious supremacy." But unlike that terrorist group he's not actually serious about carrying it out.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Didn't they kill some 3000 innocent "Americans" some 7 years ago?

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Yeah you're right, all muslims care about is suicide bombing and killing other people. /sarcasm

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

No you are wrong. They are normal people like me you.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Some terrorists killed people in WTC not muslims.Seconldy such games shows hatred against a community. Its a start of another holocaust. Germans of that time also said the same.."Its just not buyin stuff from the jews" it ended up in killing of around 6 million innocent people.2day its just a game,2morrow they will b a better version.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

 And all we care about is killing muslims virtually.

What's your fucking point?


Scratch that. What's whoever the bitching muslim was's point?

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Remind me, how is Muslum outrage news?

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Yeah, if I remember correctly, everything pisses them off: opinions they don't like, people taking about Muhammad,  their women acting like anything other than family pets...

 

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

oh com'mon. It's not like that.

There are only some terrorists that have wrong beliefs. Rest is good :]

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And pork.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

And pork. I ask you, what has the poor pig done to deserve such hatred? Pigs are cool.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

I'd guess be prone to food poisoning.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Easy. Cause this is a new STORY. It's not just about them being angry, it's about a new flash game that is being considered controversial.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

This game sure does sound offencive, and I don't mind harsh criticism for this game because genocide is not good, nor this game doesn't seem to be against genocide since it's an "American War Hero" killing an entire race.

But another problem is how some people acting like that this is going to cause real life violence. I know that if we even go with the book Grand Theft Childhood, they do say 6 hours of violence does increase aggression, but no violence at all has the same effect, so a little bit of violence is good. Also, kids don't play 6 hours a day on violent video games, and if so, the parents need to kick them off and make them do some sports, or family time.

And last time I checked, violence in America is going down like crazy. I know that in Britain, violence is still going up, but it shows that video games aren't the cause. Maybe keep kids away from the streets, and do something that would make a life out of. From what I heard about Britain education system, it seems very harsh and unforgiving.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Is that graphic of the man with the bandana, ripped from something. I could have sworn I have seen it before.

Although the game is in poor taste, it is only a game and not going to cause the damage people seem to think. For one, less than 1% of the children of the world will have heard of it. and less than 1% of those will have played it. Less than 1% of those will base their view of Islam and attack those people because of this game. (I think I am on the high side of those statistics.)

I don't think we have a problem.

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Rambo?

Street Fighter?

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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Not sure, it just looks like something from an NES game.

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Contra?  Cabal?  Double Dragon?

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Looks like Cabal to me

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

 And no one complains that Americans are portrayed as a bunch of knuckle dragging, war mongering fiends? Hardly gentlemanly, I suspect the... creator of this little horror had a political ax to grind against the United States. Thus the rather negative view he takes. Did anybody look at this? I'm an American, a citizen of the United States and I resent this kind of pig headed bias. But of course, he can say any damn fool thing he wants naturally about that.

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 That's the first thing I thought, except I looked at it less like "Oh no, a game juxtaposing America with Nazi Germany" and instead thought "Yay! A game juxtaposing America with Nazi Germany!" Then I see Muslims getting offended by the game and they're either missing the satire entirely, or the game isn't at all what I think it is. 

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I noticed it too.

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Oh no it's just that the british islam community (the people complaining) don't care about the representation of the U.S. I'm sure that if you showed it to certain Americas they'd raise up a fuss as well. Let's hope they don't hear about it though, it'd be a pity if this game turned into the next virginia tech rampage or whatever it was called.

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Played this a while back when it was posted on SA, and its surprisingly fun. Tasteless for sure as well.

 

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

This game is tasteless and stupid.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

All games with that kind of graphics are

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

"When kids spend six hours a day on violent games they are more likely to go outside and commit violence."

Call me crazy but when kids spend six hours a day on games I think they're less likely to go outside to do anything.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

To quote the late great George Carlin:

"You show me someone who spends all day sitting around playing games, watching porn and playing with himself and I'll show you someone who isn't causing any ****ing trouble"

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

May I please quote you?

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

ofcourse :)

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Except pop down GameStation and get a bag of chips on the way back, of course.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

*slow clap*

You get the award for best comment of the day. 

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Agreed

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Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

So an Austrailian makes a game and some British guys complain about it? What exactly do they propose to do anyway? I doubt complaining about it will get the guy to voluntarily take it down.

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I though he was an Ameri- um, I mean uh, Eric Vaughn? No I never heard of the guy.  What's that?  We dumped him off in Australia?  No that plane was supposed to go to Ir--, um I mean no seriously, I never heard of the guy!

LOOK SHINY!

(darts off)

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Wait a friggin minute...

AUSTRALIA? isn't that the place where they wanted to ban fallout 3 because of some drug(?) use!?

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

Didn't here the Russians complaining everytime we kill there whole country in a game.

Re: Muslim Massacre Game Sparks Outrage

That's because in Soviet Russia, their country kills us.

 

And it's 'hear' and 'their', sped.

 
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