Video games are full of war titles in which different real and fictional conflicts are explored. Most of these games tend to contain many doses of violence that are not well received by groups that consider that this type of content can incite violence.
We now know that a US civilian group called the Council on American Islamic Relations issued a statement
“We ask Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from hosting Sif Days in Fallujah, an Arab assassination simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in the United States and the rest of the world. The video game industry must stop dehumanizing Muslims.
Video games like Six Days in Fallujah only serve to glorify the violence that took the lives of hundreds of Iraqi civilians to justify the Iraq war and reinforce anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim intolerance continues to threaten human life. ”.
Seeking to promote a positive image of Muslims
The Council on American Islamic Relations considers the Second Battle of Fallujah to be the vivid example of the worst it can see in a war conflict. More than 800 Iraqi civilians were killed in this confrontation. The practices of the US military were highly criticized at the time and continue to be investigated today.
The Council on Islamic American Relations seeks to promote a positive image of Muslims who live in the United States and have no ties to terrorist groups. There is no doubt that video games are an entertainment sector that, as in the case of cinema, generate controversy with certain titles that can be negative for certain sectors of the community.