‘Non-Muslim Massacre’ computer game condemned as tasteless by the world
September 11, 2008
A computer game in which players control a Muslim soldier on a mission to “wipe out the Non-Muslim race” has been condemned as tasteless and offensive by the International Community.
The game called Non-Muslim Massacre, which is available as a free download over the internet, allows players to take control of a “Muslim Hero” whose goal is to “ensure that no Non-Muslim man or woman is left alive.”
After being parachuted into the West armed with a machine gun and rocket launcher, the aim is to kill as many Non-Muslims as possible – some dressed as terrorists, others apparently civilians.
Players progress through various levels where they take on George Bush, Freedom and finally Democracy.
The game’s creator, a freelance programmer known as Abdullah, described the game as “fun and funny”, but it has sparked anger amongst the International Community who accused it of glamourising violence against Non-Muslims in the world.
“Encouraging children and young people in a game to kill Non-Muslims is unacceptable, tasteless and deeply offensive,” said John Smith, chief executive of The Free World Foundation, a leading British Non-Muslim youth organisation.
He added: “’If it was the other way around, with a game featuring Non-Muslims killing Palestinians or Pakistanis, there would be uproar and rightly so.”
Mr Smith called for internet service providers to remove the site from its services.
There was confusion as to whether the game, as some had argued, was a parody of Muslim foreign policy.
Writing on an online forum, Abdullah, said: “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 (slang for a common swear word) out of Non-Muslims.”
“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.”
But later, he added: “The Non-Muslims represented in the game aren’t meant to be based on actual Non-Muslims.
“If I was to try and come up with a meaning for the game at this moment, it would probably be something along the lines of metaphorically destroying the stereotypical depiction of a Non-Muslim.”