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Shooters Need To Get Better At Depicting Arabs

Whether it's the news, television or the movies, Arabs have become synonymously linked with the word "terrorist." And thanks to video games, we've become the target—literally...

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SeanScythe1264d ago

You're kidding right? How much more do they want us to show their insane culture for what it is? I'm sorry but they strap bombs to their Kids and send them into areas with their own people and blow them up. They do that to themselves, they raise their kids believing to die killing the Infidels is the greatest glory and they will be given 72 virgins.

They say they are of peace and love but only if you are part of their religion.

Septic1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

Your post says more about you than it ever will about the Muslims you so are so quick to discriminate against. I'm sorry but you are in need of education, and desperately so. Your ignorance is astounding and disgraceful.

There are over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. You are going to tarnish a whole group for the actions of a handful?

What complete nonsense you spout regarding kids brought up to kill non believers and Islam being a religion of hate. No doubt you've never read the Qur'an or even attempted to do so.

People like you are the precisely what's wrong with this world. Easily manipulated, intolerant and uneducated. You in fact, share more with the likes of t Al Qaeda and other fundamentalist than ordinary Muslims.

classic2001264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

I got no problem with any race but when I hear a black african american talk about ancient egyptians were black because of a few pictures in egypt I get PISSS.

Ancient egyptian are light europeans from greece and that is fact, they were white and clean and beautiful. The White race control ancient egypt.

Why do so much people even white people letting the africans take our civilization.

Rome is white
Greece is white
Persia is white
ancient egypt is white!!!!!!

Septic1264d ago

@classic200

*insert Captain Picard facepalm meme here*

Seriously, what are you on about?

kneon1264d ago

Hate to burst your delusional bubble but Rome was a multicultural city and empire. The Romans were basically the Borg of ancient history, they conquered countries and assimilated them into the empire. People from all over the Roman empire of all colors and religions went to Rome.

SeanScythe1264d ago

@ kneon You know that's what destroyed Rome right? They didn't assimilate everyone spoke different languages and had different cultures and they were not united. Because of that the country fell apart.

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-Mezzo-1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

You sir are a 'Skid Mark' on the underpants of Humanity.

SeanScythe1264d ago

Yes please tell me how the peace loving muslims from Iran and Afghanistan, Syria, the ones taking over Europe and all the rest are so great. When they chant Death to the infidels, when they celebrate attacks of women and children. I don't see Organizations like CAIR condemning their actions. You have in egypt where they elected a member of the muslim brotherhood as their president. Until you know what these people are about and what their goal is, don't tell me I'm a skidmark. Unlike you I didn't grow up believing everything that was shoveled into my head and did my own research.

LOGICWINS1264d ago

Saying all Arabs are terrorists is like saying all priests are sexually attracted to young boys. You can't judge an entire group/culture based on the actions of the few.

Outside_ofthe_Box1264d ago

***"You can't judge an entire group/culture based on the actions of the few."***

I wish you and certain others would have that type of mentality when commenting on here.

morganfell1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

And priests that know other priests are deviant with children are as guilty. Just as people in a society that know extremist elements are planning attacks and do nothing are also guilty. Jihadist and extreme acts aren't planned in a vaccuum.

Arabs need to get better at depicting Arabs before we worry about how games portray them.

pr0t0typeknuckles1264d ago

judging an entire group of people based on the actions of a few,you need to wake up and realise that those few arabs that do that dont speak for the entire race you dummy, cause if stereotypes were true then all white men would be pedophiles and rapist, but people with common sense would know that those are just a handful of sick minded indivisuals that dont speak for the rest.

MxRBrobaFett1264d ago

Mr. SeanScythe, What you just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling incoherent response, were you close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

T21263d ago

Alright, a simple wrong would have sufficed but .... I choose business ethics!

Simon_Brezhnev1264d ago

Then what do you think about americans. Who whiped out a whole race and took the land for themselves. If thats not terrorism i don't know what is.

Jobesy1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

Simon, you didn't have to stoop to his level. Besides, the US wasn't founded until 1776, by then the Spaniards and other EUROPEAN Colonials had already enslaved, slaughtered and diseased much of the native population.

-GametimeUK-1264d ago

Well, you can't hold anything against the Americans of today for what happened back then. Your comparison is a bit off. You may want to compare current events with other current events next time.

Flavor1264d ago

Yeah, you don't have to go back that far - American invasions of Panama, Haiti, Grenada, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Timor... All in last twenty years.

And that's not including the nations we bombed or destabilized, like Syria, Serbia and Sudan.

-GametimeUK-1264d ago

I love all the generic PC reactions to your post.

LightofDarkness1264d ago

The BNP train of thought, everyone: if you're not a hardline bigot/racist, you're just some spineless PC liberal. Classic hate group stuff.

-GametimeUK-1264d ago

For the record guys... I do not support BNP. I am actually against BNP and racism in general. :-)

I just don't like genric PC rants. You seen one, you seen em all. (Same goes for any sort of generic rants).

Qrphe1264d ago

Although you're assuming too much and are just flowing with your prejudice, I do find Islam (like all religions) somewhat hindering for one's well-being.

StraightPath1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

you sir are pathetic not only gamers are seen as nerds, losers , violent we dont need you to add another as gamers being discriminatory. Racist and discriminating piece of garbage you are and a gaming website should not be where discrimination is spread. you should be banned and the poor moderators should do a better job.

and the post above described you as the skidmark of humanity i think that is fitting for your poor life.

kneon1264d ago

How is this different to all the mass shootings in America, that seems to qualify as an insane culture.

And clearly you don't know the first thing about Islam, and no I'm not Muslim.

HammadTheBeast1264d ago

Wow lol. Dude you need an education.

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RamsesNum11264d ago

I agree with Septic 100%.

Septic1264d ago

It's just not shooters, video games, movies and the media as a whole need to do the same. The words Arab and Islam have now become synonymous with 'terror' in the West because of the actions of a few.

There is a potential here for video games to really depict Arabs and/or Muslims in a different and more accurate light. We are so used to the propaganda of the 'USA is dominate' that we've become almost numb to it as the article alludes to. There are two sides to the story and the Chinese, Russians and Arabs should be treated more than just cannon fodder.

I remember playing the game Freedom Fighters where Russia takes over the USA. Imagine a game where the opposite is true. Why can't the USA be the antagonist for once?

cyguration1264d ago

This is one reason I really like Sleeping Dogs...

We finally get to see an Asian dude as the good guy and not because he's "Amurrahcan".

Racism in mainstream video games runs deep, and I'm not talking about some standard stereotypical "token black guy" or whatever, I'm talking about the way just about everyone is portrayed from the middle east to the way any non-American or non-European is depicted.

In fact, I can't remember the last time we had got to play as a non-white-washed Arabian character in a game that didn't play up American stereotypes.

-GametimeUK-1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

I kind of liked GTA4 for similar reasons. At first I was put off by Niko's nationality, but it really worked in the games favour as far as the story is concerned.

rezzah1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

He still grew up in america.

I think the issue is: little or no main human characters who have no relation to the american culture.

Rarely (possibly never) is the US ever portrayed as the blatant enemy.

Edit:

Nope, my comment was aimed towards cyguration. Im referring to Sleeping Dogs.

-GametimeUK-1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

@rezzah

Niko didn't grow up in America. (if your comment was aimed at me)

Gamerita1264d ago

who controls the western media (games.movies,news,tv) ? know the answer to this question & you will know why arabs/muslims are been targeted. ;)

ExPresident1264d ago

You both fit right in with the person who made the very first post. Generalizing an entire race for the actions of some. Good work.

kratos1231264d ago

I think what Abdou wanted to say was zionists.
A lot of jews are very nice people and have nothing against moslims, they even defended moslims sometimes and called them their brothers. But zionists don't get me started on those guys

Flavor1264d ago

Perception management. He who controls what you see and hear controls what you think.

Dirtnapstor1264d ago

It's ultimately a conspiracy driven by the old-school communists...started generations ago. Dissension and Division are the greatest of weapons ever used.

akaakaaka1264d ago

todoslibres.com and you will undestand who is behind all this.. and why!

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