In a 2006 interview with Kuwait TV, an Islamic religious leader issued a call for computer games which require players to "slaughter Jews."
We don’t have the exact air date of the video at left, although a Washington Post article from September of 2006 references the video.
We’re presenting it now because this is the first time that GP has located the actual footage. Among Imam Nabil Al Awadi’s remarks:
As their games corrupt our morals, now they are making games with their current wars.
Their wars, that are not Islamic, in Islamic countries have turned into a computer games. When the child plays, he adopts a character that is not Islamic, that kills Muslims.
Why, gentlemen, should it not be the opposite? Why can’t we produce a few games like these? Why can’t we make games that instead of teaching children how to slaughter the Muslims, they can teach them how to free the Al-Aqsa mosque. The child will play and slaughter Jews and others.
Not only children, but adults too, will kill heretics and free the Al Aqsa mosque. There are games with pit battles, it’s nice!
Along with Al Awadi’s comments, a narrator shows clips and explains Islamic-themed battle games.
GP: While the clip is somewhat dated, it shows the extent to which video games are seen by some as a vehicle to politicize – and militarize – youth.