Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

June 2, 2009 -

A few months back there was a minor uproar surrounding "Islam is the light," a phrase which some people thought they heard uttered by both a talking baby doll and a children's DS game.

In a video posted late last week on YouTube, a man claims that a character in Nintendo's recently-released Wii title Punch-Out!! shouts "Allah Akbar," an Arabic phrase which translates to "God is great."

RevolutionOfCG, who describes himself as a conservative pundit in his YouTube profile, posted the clip of fighter Bald Bull and equates the character's supposed utterance of the phrase with terrorism:

Allah Akbar or God Is Great. For those of you that don't understand the implications of this. Let me put it to you this way. Virtually Every Muslim Terrorist has said this before they blew themselves up or in the case of 9-11, before they slammed into buildings...

Hailing from Istanbul Turkey, if we are to understand the implications of culture, Bald Bull is more than likely a Muslim...

 

Not even 8 years after 9-11 and are we going to accept this phrase in a video game Rated E for Everyone. What do the families of these heinous crimes think of this? Someone out there has to be appalled, I'm certain of that.

The narration of the video includes 9/11 footage of the second plane striking the World Trade Center. As to the phrase Allah Akbar, its Wikipedia page lists a variety of uses other than by terrorists:

This phrase is recited by Muslims in numerous different situations. For example, when they are happy or wish to express approval, when they want to praise a speaker, during battles, and even times of extreme stress or euphoria. It is also used by bombers or suicide bombers before they detonate.

The phrase is said during each stage of both obligatory prayers, which are supposed to be performed five times a day, and supererogatory prayers, which are performed at will...

That's, of course, assuming that Bald Bull actually says Allah Akbar, which is unconfirmed at this point.

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

For those claiming that Qur'an is against violence or that anyone who expresses concern about Islam is "bigoted" or a "moron," you ought to do a little of your own research.

Is it not "bigoted" to judge without knowledge?  Is it not "moronic" to attack those telling the truth in defense of Life and Liberty?

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"the Messenger of Allah . . . would say: 'Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war. . . . When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. . . . Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. . . . If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them . . .'" (Muslim Book 19, Number 4294).

"fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war) . . . " (Qur’an 9:5).

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (Qur'an 9:29).

"Allah's Apostle said: 'I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle . . . '" (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24).

"It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise" (Qur'an 8:67).

"Allah’s Apostle said, 'I have been made victorious with terror. The treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand'" (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).

Unfortunately, there is much more just like that from Qur'an, the ahadith collections considered traditionally most reliable by Muslims, and sira.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

This isnt news, this is some douche!

Come on GP, by promoting this as news your promoting idiots like this as being right. He does not deserve any publicity.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Here's what I say to that:

 

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Don't know if this was mentioned, but the phrase in question roughly means...

"TAKE THIS!" or anything to that caliber.

You'd have to be a retard to think he's saying "Allah Akba-- *watches video*

 

 

Welp.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Moron.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

I found a video from IGN that shows the guy totally misheard it and posted it to my blog

http://tinyurl.com/penlinks

Unfortunately I don't understand Arabic enough to figure out what he's saying. It clearly ends in a D sound, not R as he claims in the video.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

So let me get this straight...

Let's assume for a second that this guy is right and Bald Bull is a member of a sleeper cell shouting "Allah Ackbar"

Ok, with me so far?

Then how could a game in which the entire point is for you to BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIM be a bad thing?

If this guy is right, then he's bitching about a game in which the entire point is beat the living crap out of a terrorist.

You'd think he'd be all for that.

"Allah Ackbar!"

* gut punch *

*Left hook*

*upper cut*

Sounds like a conservative psychos dream.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

"I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
Mohandas Gandhi "

I hope that says it.

 

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

God is great, does it really matter which god it is?

 

Religious fanatics(Christinas,Muslims,Jewish,ect) need to wake up and realise that other people believe in other gods!

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

"I report, you decide!"

Took him only 10 seconds to prove that he was an enormous moron.

I do have to agree with him on one point though. Took Nintendo long enough to make a 3rd punch out.

 

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

"I report, you decide!"

I love that phrase, as soon as you hear it you know what follows is going to be completely unfounded and biased and will be trying to persuade you to their viewpoint.... I was not dissapointed, A-grade stupidity all the way.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

people like this really make me wonder about what "conservative" means...

I consider myself conservative, which means I strictly follow the constitution. How can this guy call himself a conservative if he's trying to oppress free speech of others?

Talk about oxymoronic...

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

"What do the families of these heinous crimes think of this?"

I really think the families appreciate you showing a video from 9/11 with audio.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

...........Jesus H. Mothafuckin' Christ. That tears it: conservatives have way more fucknut crazies than any other group, ever.

If anyone thinks there is another group with more fucknut crazies than these guys, please, please tell me. Because I really can't think of any other group--Wait...PETA?.....

Nah, close, but no cigar. Conservatives still numero uno in this category.

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

I'm politically conservative, but this guy's a complete jackass.  Who cares if this guy says Praise God?  For the uninitiated, that's the literal translation of Allah Ackbar.  Is Punch-Out fun?  Hell yeah.  I don't think anyone is going to be converted to radical islam because of this guy.

 

Freedom of speech means the freedom to say ANYTHING, so long as it is the truth. This does not exclude anything that might hurt someone's feelings.

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

I know 9/11 is a very horrible event. However, worse things has happened since then, but that doesn't stop cultural insensitivity. Why people act like 9/11 is the only terrorist attack that ever happened.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

It's the only one that happened on live TV and with the kind of imagery that rivals comic books or movies in their "presentation". 

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Nothing to see here, just another racist pig come to tell us how we all should feel.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

I could *almost* accept this guys point if it wasn't for the fact that the character is nearer "saying" Alle Achbeh. It's clearly not intended to be Allah ackbar. If it was though I'd say that putting it in the middle of a game with cartoonish violence is only slightly inappropriate.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

You know I could make up crap as to what the character is saying too. Maybe he's a Star Wars fan and is saying "Admiral Akbar."

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

It's a trap!

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

This was a stupid video to begin with, but he went all the way with islam is the light video clip. Hey moron stop trying to shove down muslum hate in my games.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

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Wow. We got ourselves a bright sunnovabitch right myah!

Oh and ISLAM IS THE LIGHT! Now I'm part of the crazy ass conspiracy! Oh noes! Everybody be out to git yah!

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Ugh, this is the same as those idiots who said they saw soem clouds spelling out "sex" in The Lion King or that a priest was getting an erection in The Little Mermaid.

People who see/hear these things were filthy minded to begin with.

 

And disabling comments and ratings on the video. Oh, sorry we scratched your rose colored glasses you thin skinned douchebag.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

anti-government flag on wall.....check
looks like a redneck.....check
first 2 minute devoted to promoting his ego and a kiddy company.....check

I think we have a christian conservative here :D

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Lol... he disabled ratings on his video now.... typical bigot who doesnt want to admit hes wrong

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

whats the american saying you guys have, we dont have it in the uk... oh yea,

 

Douche.

 

This guy is a complete and  total douche

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Someone give him the memo that god in Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all one in the same. >_>

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

All terrorists were breathing oxygen before blowing themselves up.  Therefore oxygen is a terrorist weapon.  I suggest RevolutionOfCG gets themselves as far away from possible from this substance before it corrupts them.  Deep space should do it.

 

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

"Not even 8 years after 9-11 and are we going to accept this phrase in a video game Rated E for Everyone."

You bet your ass we fucking are meatlump.  I'm not sure if you are aware of what country you are living in there skinwaste, but you know religious persecution was something that many people came to America to escape.  Slack-jawed window lickers like this fellow here I think would really be happier off in a country where you are told what faith you can or can't follow. 

Why is it that often the people who claim to be the most patrotic are so often the same ones who dislike the freedoms this country was founded on?

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

"you know religious persecution was something that many people came to America to escape. "

I was always of the impression most of the original settlers were religious nutjobs that had been packed up and shipped over because they were TOO extreme for their home countries, and were annoying a lot of people by trying to enforce their extreme beliefs on everyone else.

My how the times change.

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Isn't it comforting, knowing that our country was originally settled by Religious Nuts who were too extreme for even the 17th Century? At least we can look at the wingnuts today and go, "Well, at least they aren't as bad as the Pilgrims were!"

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

I'm pretty sure there were a lot of poor people hoping to have a life in America that they could never have in Europe.

The religious nuts just ran the place.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

 Yeah the pilgrims hated Christmas and Fashion. Hence the horrible horrible outfits (even by the standards of the day)

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Six of one, half dozen of another.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

As in the settlers say they left to escape persecution, the rest of the world says they kicked them out?

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

If they were being kicked out I think that constitutes persecution, yes.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

"Got thrown out from" is not the same as "Fled from".

If you get thrown out of a nightclub for being a dick, you don't say you "Fled the nightclubs persecution". Unless of course you're a nutjob extremist christian who can DO NO WRONG!!!

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

Probably just the guy hearing what he expects/wants to hear, but even if not, so what?

What's wrong with having Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, etc, characters in video games? According to wikipedia, the phrase is used "during battles, and even times of extreme stress or euphoria," so it would make perfect sense for it to be used during the matches. Simply having a Muslim character in a game isn't some insidious piece of anti-Americian terrorist propaganda or whatever he thinks it is.

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Cause I'm sure there are no Christians in the world who shout praises to tha lawd as they pipe bomb family planning clinics or anything. Clearly we must ban all mentions of the Abrahamic god as potential utterances terrorism.

 

And he's probably hearing things anyway.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

No offence because I love this site. But why is GP covering random idiot nut jobs on youtube?

Does what this guy have to say make any difference at all in the world at large or games industry?

I mean the guy isn't even threatening to sue anyone.  He's obviously an idiot.  Why is this news?

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

 Plus, do you want every story here for the week to be about E3? I sure as heck don't.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

That's what I was gonna say.

 

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Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

It's news because somebody who bills himself as a "Pundit" is trying to raise the (false) alarm that Nintendo is trying to brainwash our kids into converting to Islam. Just like that Baby Game on the DS..

So, to break it down: Its political, its about video games, and its related to a previous story on GP..

If that doesn't convince you, then you must remember the final, and most important rule.

GP runs the Site, GP controls the Content.. End of story.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

SO if you use a charatcer of race or gender you can't use cultural idoitisms/idioms  ?

 


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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

*facepalm*

Moron, seriously, just... ugh

Why do I even bother with the "Allah, means god, we like god, we're all looking at about the same thing here people..."

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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

i think the more important question here is, even if he *is* saying it, what the cunt does it matter?

 

christians and catholics can run around saying god this, god that, god hates fags no gay marriage, kill abortion doctors, etc...  but the second someone who is non-white america says anything in praise of their deity of choice, it becomes controversial in our society where people are, supposedly, "free of religious persecution"?

 

sometimes i wonder why the united states even still has a constitution.

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

As I look at the ACLU I wonder the samething.  

Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

June 2nd will forever be known as "Audio Paradolia Day"


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Re: Does Punch-Out!! Character Shout Islamic Phrase?

A character who may (or may not) be a Muslim says something which may (or may not) sound like something a Muslim may (or may not) say before he may (or may not) kill innocent Christians in an act of terrorism. This guy fell out of the offended tree and hit every self-righteous branch on the way down. Then beat it with his face until it fell over.

I was playing Team Fortress 2 last night, and I swear that some of the character quotes were, in English, telling me they were going to kill me. That's just the sort of thing someone might say before they killed me! Somebody should do something about that.

 
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