Egypt: A Racist Video Game

Muslim Massacre is a video game that has been released lately, where gamers have to use all sorts of weapons to kill as many Muslims and Muslim figures as they can, including ALLAH Almighty. Egyptian bloggers react.

Zeinobia is alarmed that young people are embracing violence is such a manner and enjoying themselves “wiping off” adherents of another religion:

I will not deny that it is disturbing because those who play these games are generally from the young generations who are raised upon the hate of another religion and its believers to that extent that they want to wipe them. Spreading the culture of violence through that means or way is not less dangerous than other ways of spreading the culture of violence. Video games in general are proving to be dangerous more and more, GTA inspired crimes are moving from North America to Asia.

Tarek echoes similar sentiments:

The issue here is not the game itself; it's that endless chain reaction that really scares me. The media, circumstances and fundamental Wahabis deeds started it a while ago, and they all succeeded in brainwashing people’s minds and created that evil Muslim stereotype in their minds. Then people like the Danish Cartoonists and this Computer Games Developer started to reproduce this stereotype and feed it back to the media and people around them. And frankly I can't tell how this endless loop will end. In fact some reasonable newspapers and TV channels in the west started to exert some efforts in order to stop all this, but it's now like an imp, once you get it out of its bottle, it's really hard to get it back there again.


  • gerald zuckier

    The game has been taken down and an apolog posted.

  • I was outraged about this video game. It is not just an attack against Muslims, but against all religious people in the world. Where is the sancity of religion and belief? The creator should be tried for “crimes against humanity.” Please see my post on this subject at

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  • You can see an apology on the main site now:

    In the Apology he said:
    “My intentions when releasing this project were to mock the foreign policy of the United States and the commonly held belief in the United States that Muslims are a hostile people to be held with suspicion.”

    What I can say, Allah Yesamhoo = May the God forgive him.

    and happy Ramadan to all Muslims all over the world.

  • Yes indeed, we are in Ramadan, but this makes me reconsider that still the education about Islam for these American youngsters is very poor and can cause lot of damage somehow.

  • Well, the site is not working anymore… but that’s a beside point..
    The idea I wished to attract your attention towards, is to notice that the ones who attack others’ believes, are the ones who actually are calling for setting our lives without limits..
    What a contradiction..!

    It’s like I’m hearing the west saying, “You Should -freely- choose your own way, provided that its mine” :)

  • That’s it! Lastro, i agree with you completely! it’s a poor way of auto-defense…

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  • How anyone could reasonably believe that such a game challenged western ideas is ridiculous. What they wre doing was advocating the genocide of a people. No amount of apology is going to make up for spreading that kind of hate.

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