Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah

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Name the controversial first-person shooter, which is supposed to recreate the events of the second battle of Fallujah, an “Arab murder simulator”, a Muslim civil rights and interest group CAIR, the Council for American-Islamic Relationsurges Microsoft, Sony and Valve to avoid hosting or distributing Six Days in Fallujah.

No matter how developer Highwire Games and publisher Victura try to turn itSix days in Fallujah is incredibly problematic. The upcoming game is a tactical first person shooter that recreates the real-life events of the second Battle of Fallujah in late 2004. Players are cast as U.S. Marines in what is believed to be the bloodiest battle of the Iraq war. Although the developers have stated that they want to represent all sides of the conflict, how can you create such a video game without glorifying the US war machine? Or create an interactive experience based on modern real life events where the enemies are mostly of a particular nationality or religion without roguing them and spreading fear and hatred? These are some of the problems that led to six days in Fallujah canceled in 2009. These concerns are as valid today as they were then.

CAIR has a Press release Yesterday the upcoming game was condemned to glorify the violence that killed more than 800 Iraqi citizens.

“We urge Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from hosting Six Days in Fallujah, an Arab murder simulator that only normalizes violence against Muslims in America and around the world,” wrote Huzaifa Shahbaz, coordinator for Research and advocacy at CAIR, included in a declaration included. “The game industry needs to stop dehumanizing Muslims. Video games like Six Days in Fallujah are only used to glorify violence that killed hundreds of Iraqi civilians, to justify the Iraq war, and to raise anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry continues to affect human life threatened. “

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Many people have questioned the developer’s and publisher’s plans to revive the game, but if they’re determined to keep going, not selling it on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, or Steam may be a step in the right direction .

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