Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not promote Six Days in Fallujah

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CAIR requested Sony, Microsoft, and Valve to not distribute “an Arab homicide simulator that may solely normalize violence towards Muslims in America and world wide”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has referred to as on platform holders Microsoft and Sony, in addition to Steam’s guardian firm Valve, to chorus from internet hosting or distributing Six Days in Fallujah.

In a launch shared on its web site yesterday, CAIR stated that Highwire Video games and Victura’s title is an “Arab homicide simulator that glorifies violence that took the lives of over 800 Iraqi civilians, justifies the unlawful invasion of Iraq and reinforces Islamophobic narratives.”

CAIR analysis and advocacy coordinator Huzaifa Shahbaz stated in a press release: “We name on Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from internet hosting Six Days in Fallujah, an Arab homicide simulator that may solely normalize violence towards Muslims in America and world wide.

“The gaming trade should cease dehumanizing Muslims. Video video games like Six Days in Fallujah solely serve to glorify violence that took the lives of a whole lot of Iraqi civilians, justify the Iraq Conflict, and reinforce anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry continues to threaten human life.”

Six Days in Fallujah is a first-person shooter trying to painting the occasions of the Second Battle of Fallujah through the Iraq Conflict, largely from the angle of US forces. It was first introduced in 2009 and confronted important backlash because it ignored the broader context of US forces invading Iraq on false pretense, in addition to the battle crimes that had been dedicated there, for example the use of white phosphorus. The actions of American forces in Iraq nonetheless have penalties to at the present time on infants born within the nation.

Confronted with backlash towards the unique announcement of Six Days in Fallujah, Konami shortly dropped the title. It reemerged in February and is about for launch later this 12 months.

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