Calls the controversial first-person shooter who aims to recreate the events of the second battle of Fallujah an “Arab murder simulator”, Muslim civil rights and advocacy group CAIR, Council on American – Islamic Relations, requests that Microsoft, Sony and Valve avoid hosting or distribution Six days in Fallujah.
No matter how Highwire Games develops and releases Victura try spinning it, Six days in Fallujah is incredibly problematic. The upcoming game is a first-person tactical shooter that recreates the real events of late 2004, the second battle of Fallujah. The players are thrown as US Marines in an operation that is said to be the bloodiest battle in the Iraq war. Although the developers have said that they intend to represent all sides of the conflict, how do you make a video game like this without glorifying the American war machine? Or create an interactive experience based on modern events in the real world where the enemies are mainly of a particular nationality or religion without harassing them, spreading fear and hatred? These are some of the issues that led to it Six days in Fallujah to be canceled in 2009. These concerns are as valid now as they were then.
CAIR issued one press release yesterday and condemned the upcoming game to glorify the violence that took the lives of more than 800 Iraqi citizens.
“We ask Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from hosting Six days in Fallujah“An Arab homicide simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world,” wrote CAIR research and spokesman coordinator Huzaifa Shahbaz in a statement included in the release. “The gaming industry must stop dehumanizing Muslims. Video games like Six days in Fallujah serves only to glorify the violence that took the lives of hundreds of Iraqi civilians, justify the Iraq war and strengthen the anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim opulence continues to threaten human lives. “
Many people have questioned the developer’s and publishers’ plans to revive the game, but if they are determined to continue, it may not be a step in the right direction to sell it on PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace or Steam.