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Should the internet game Muslim Massacre be banned?

It's a tough one – how to encourage a vibrant internet culture while protecting adults and children from offensive material?

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Panipal20053259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

Oh yes, so it begins. Someone floating the idea that this game, because people claim it is 'offending' muslims, should be banned. Meanwhile, those very same people downplay the sort of extremely violent speeches muslim terrorists and their supporters make. Ask them if they think those extremists should be banned or censored or prosecuted, they will say, 'no'.

Jamie Foxx3259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

but i understand what your saying though fully,alot more needs to be done we do not need another 9/11

Meus Renaissance3259d ago

They ought to be banned, arrested and deported.

GIJeff3259d ago

http://funnycrazygames.com/...

http://www.jesusdressup.com...

http://www.arcadeboredom.co...

How about the creators of those games get removed as well? I for one am sick and tired of this country going out of its way to defend Islam and at the same way ridicule Christianity. Either get rid of it all, or protect both. Why is it OK to offend Christians?

aceitman3259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

if they had one called american massacre would you want it banned yes i know i would its something i dont like its terrorist if we attack them for what they did its good to bring those to justice but to massacre a hole country for what some bad people did is not justice its being like them ... and for the jesus games i say bann that too

Genesis53259d ago

Well I can't see the game being a big help in building bridges.

Mc Fadge3259d ago

Idiot, there's a difference between making fun of a person and a game that pits you to slaughter thousands that believe in a person.

Jandre023259d ago

Is keeping our American decency. Here's a mind blower to you. There are Americans who are Muslim!!!!

bum bum bummmmm

As much as you want it to, America has no religion. It has no color. It has no standard practice other than protect liberty and justice. So you offending other Americans in order to get back at cowardly terrorist (who BTW don't represent the entire Muslim community at all) shows your ignorance and that you don't truly believe in what America stands for.

Anything offensive to any religion should be banned. But being that, as of now, America is the dominant force in the world and is predominantly Christian, Muslim massacre will get more attention. That's just the way it is. Making fun of yourself is funny. Making fun of the "enemy", as so many ignorant Americans see it now, is offensive and is more than a joke.

I used to really believe in America as a kid, and I loved it unconditionally. This was because I grew up in a very well educated area. As I get older and see how ignorant a good portion of Americans can be, I start to wonder if our newer generations are even worthy to be Americans. To think a group of terrorist can turn us in to ignorant pigs overnight is really disheartening.

sack_boi3259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

Religion is Sh!t; it's resposible for massacres, wars... They shouldn't be Muslims, Christains, Jews... just people.

-Love you all-

tudors3259d ago

two wrongs do not make a wright.

barom3259d ago

In the end it's just unnecessary. There is no really good reason for calling it Muslim Massacre or Running Jesus and wutnot. That's why I'm against this. Comedian can say stuff and I would usually be okay with it, because their goal is to make you laugh. These games has no such good intention.

TheDude2dot03259d ago

This is exactly what the makers wanted to happen. They want to cause controversy. They might even be looking for a lawsuit so if it is taken down that they can use the 1st amendment speech.

I say keep it. Just because some people get some sand in their panties and are way too sensitive about this stuff, it doesn't mean that everyone should be banned from playing a game.

WeZz3259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

I can't believe that some of you actually think that a game that promotes MASSACRE should actually exist in the name of "freedom of speach/expression" I pity you!

I am an arab but dont believe in Islam or any other religion for that matter and somehow i still feel offended. Americans claim they have the best military technology which enables almost 100% accuracy in targeting and yet in almost every war that they were in or supported America caused the most civilian casualties. and then you guys ask urselves "why would ppl blow themselves up?" what, u think its some new hobby that Muslims happen to pick up?

but i'm not posting this to defend Islam in anyway if anything I blame religions most of all! If someone killed one of my family members i'm sure revenge is gonna be on my mind and would probably carry on with it NOT in the name of a religion but my relative.

religion is nothing more than a book of moral values that was needed for communities to get together as one but ironically its actually dividing our world today! we should focus on real issues like maintaining our population, global warming, disease,etc cuz if we keep this up were bound to consume this planet to death.

NOTE: I recommend you all to download a documentary called "Zeitgeist" from http://www.zeitgeistmovie.c... After watching it i felt like i have an obligation to enlighten ppl. but if religion seems like an easier answer to our creation so be it i'm not gonna go promote massacre on ppl who believe in a religion!

TheDude2dot03258d ago

@ above

You pity me for believing that is a part of the 1st amendment? Well then good sir, I pity you for being ignorant.

It doesn't matter if you think a videogame like that gets your panties in a bunch. You should stop crying about getting a game taken off the internet, and start learning what the first amendment is.

Free Speech is the ability to say, do, or voice your opinion even if others don't agree with it. As long as it's a legal activity, you are free to say what you want.

Like it or not, that videogame is protected by our own law that we always brag about. Where's the irony in that? Cry about the game and how racist it is, while I laugh at your pathetic attempts to ban free speech.

WeZz3258d ago (Edited 3258d ago )

so ur ok with the all the shaikhs of mosques in afghanistan/pakistan who preach to kids day and night to "kill america! kill america!"? can u honestly say its ok? that they are protected by the first amendment?i bet if one comes knocking on ur door with a bomb ud change ur mind. I would love to hear u thoughts then. lol

freedom of speech(which btw i'm not against) is one thing, promoting to massacre groups of ppl is another. its one step towards genocide!
its not the game that i'm against its the title. I did buy COD4 and its one of my fav games but its regulated, not meant for kids, and doesn't have an insulting title. If ur beloved game simply said terrorist massacre or whatever it would have a WHOLE different meaning.

and btw i don't need to learn ur laws. ur system does have its flaws! after all its written by both intelligent and dumb ass ppl.why is it that the USA has the highest rate of civilian deaths from firearms in the WORLD by a far faar margin? believe it or not i could care less, after all ur the one living there. sad thing is u probably think arabs/muslims are the most violent & aggressive like most americans do.

TheDude2dot03258d ago

"so ur ok with the all the shaikhs of mosques in afghanistan/pakistan who preach to kids day and night to "kill america! kill america!"? can u honestly say its ok? that they are protected by the first amendment? lol i bet if one comes knocking on ur door with a bomb ud change ur mind. I would love to hear u thoughts then."

No I don't believe in people doing that but that isn't the point. You obviously have no clue what Freedom of Speech is and you are trying to force your own opinion of what is right onto others. Nothing that person did was illegal, so why should it be taken down?

"freedom of speech(which btw i'm not against) is one thing, promoting to massacre groups of ppl is another. its one step towards genocide!
its not the game that i'm against its the title. I did buy COD4 and its one of my fav games but its regulated, not meant for kids, and doesn't have an insulting title. If ur beloved game simply said terrorist massacre or whatever it would have a WHOLE different meaning."

You are against it if you want to take down some sort of media because you feel it is wrong. You sound exactly like that Jack Thompson idiot. Banning something does not take away an idea. Do you think making it illegal to hate Jewish people would stop someone like Hitler? Or take a real life example from right now. Banning piracy hasn't stopped it much at all. In fact, piracy grows every year even though it is illegal. The game obviously isn't meant for children anyway, so I don't see your point there.

"and btw i don't need to learn ur laws. after all its written by both intelligent and dumb ass ppl.ur system does have its flaws! why is it that the USA has the highest rate of civilian deaths from firearms in the WORLD by a far faar margin compared to other countries? believe it or not i could care less after all ur the one living there. sad thing is u probably think arabs/muslims are the most violent & aggressive."

You don't want to learn the laws from here? Fine. Just don't cry about taking this game down in a country that you obviously don't care about. Russia has the most rate of deaths by the way. That's obviously because they have Racist Massacre games there right?

WeZz3258d ago (Edited 3258d ago )

"No I don't believe in people doing that but that isn't the point. You obviously have no clue what Freedom of Speech is and you are trying to force your own opinion of what is right onto others. Nothing that person did was illegal, so why should it be taken down?"

listen man ur either for the first amenment or not? there is no difference between a dumb ass shaik preaching to kill americans or a developer puting a game out that says to kill all muslims. u can't be for and against the other. unless u think americans are special and should have more rights than other nationalities.

and btw it was posted on the WORLD WIDE WEB lol not just in america.

"The game obviously isn't meant for children anyway, so I don't see your point there." but its accessible to children so that changes everything.

and pls dont compare me to that idiot. GTA doesnt encourage racism.

about Hitler if he didn't have the opportunity to preach racism i don't think it would have had the same outcome.

PS: the guy took the game down. why don't u read on that. he obviously thought something was wrong about it.

TheDude2dot03257d ago

"listen man ur either for the first amenment or not? there is no difference between a dumb ass shaik preaching to kill americans or a developer puting a game out that says to kill all muslims. u can't be for and against the other. unless u think americans are special and should have more rights than other nationalities.

and btw it was posted on the WORLD WIDE WEB lol not just in america."

There is a difference. One is illegal the other isn't. You seriously are very stupid.

"and pls dont compare me to that idiot. GTA doesnt encourage racism.

about Hitler if he didn't have the opportunity to preach racism i don't think it would have had the same outcome.

PS: the guy took the game down. why don't u read on that. he obviously thought something was wrong about it. "

GTA does encourage racism by using your logic. You say that a game where you kill a certain race (well isn't that the same as Call of Duty?) is encouraging racism. Well GTA must be a goldmine of racism and sexism. No one on this site should say that should be taken down, however. You are clearly an idiot who doesn't understand free speech. Stop trying to argue about something you don't understand.

PS: He took it down because people were sending him hate mail. If he really gave a care about what he made, he wouldn't have made it in the first place.

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crazy250003259d ago

whats the point of this anyways?

Panipal20053259d ago

I suppose it brings all the anti-free speech drones such as yourself out of the woodwork

crazy250003259d ago

and i dont hide, i say what i think

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dktxx23259d ago

I don't think it should be banned because we have freedom of speech in this country, but the game shouldn't have been made. It's in bad taste, and it only helps to build of the stereotypes against Muslims. And frankly, its not fun.

Silellak3259d ago

It is a horrible, disgusting piece of trash, and so is whoever made it.

That being said, it should not be banned. I don't want any restrictions placed on the freedom of the internet as long as laws aren't being broken. The great and horrible thing about the internet is that people on here have the freedom to say exactly what they think.

It's freedom of expression, but that doesn't make it any less sickening.

Sitdown3259d ago

"I don't want any restrictions placed on the freedom of the internet as long as laws aren't being broken. "

So are you okay with websites that give detailed instructions on how to make bombs and various other weapons? Are you okay with "hate groups" that post things that instigate violence? Whose laws are we abiding by, who gets to make the laws, and who is in charge of interpreting the laws?

tristefish3259d ago

@Silellak Agreed. While this game is tasteless it's more wrong to ban it than to call it tasteless and allow it to exist.

TheDude2dot03259d ago

@Sitdown

What you talking about is moral standards. While there are things that people shouldn't be thinking about doing in OUR opinion, as long as it doesn't break the law, it should be able to exist.

It's great to have moral standards, and I applaud those who are great at making ethical decisions. However, this should not transform into telling others to have the same ethics as you. There are people who think it's okay to do all those things, and usually they only do it because they can. They should be able to do legal things (while there are many who don't agree with it) if they want to.

Basically, ethics = good. Forcing ethics upon others = bad.

mepsipax3259d ago

and to the guy saying "what about bomb instructions and hate groups" you should have read sillilek post better, he said as long as they don't break the laws then it's fine.

Sitdown3259d ago

I read his post.......those things I mentioned are not necessarily breaking the law......buy my question in the post was at where do you draw the line when you present stuff that could set an individual up to break the law....and then we are stuck where we are trying to be reactive instead of having been pro-active. For instance......if somebody post a video on how to rape people.....the video in itself does not break any law that I am aware of.....but, is that necessarily something that needs to be posted, that could lead to an increase in rapes? My post was not to say that he was right or wrong.....but asking how you handle such gray areas that can open the gate to law breaking behaviors. I believe that the reality is...most of us do not want complete freedom of speech to exist...

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PimpHandStrong3259d ago

but you can ignore it

like bad TV

your not forced to watch it

vitz33259d ago

How the hell can you ban an internet game? This article is trash and stupid.

-_-3259d ago

[[if i made Christian Massacre,it would be banned]]