Kuwaiti Imam Urges Creation of Games to "Slaughter Jews"

February 2, 2009 -

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.

Via: Jumpcut


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Re: Kuwaiti Imam Urges Games to "Kill Jews"

I would expect the Americans would not know the key rolls that Canada played in WWII (which was huge in some areas) but I would expect that Americans would at least know how other countries did the most work as the Americans cames with fresh supplies and soldier. It's not like America did all the work, and I think they should recognize it.

Re: Kuwaiti Imam Urges Games to "Kill Jews"

The United Nations that carried the war to the Germans and the Japanese, Canada did play a decisive role which did include securing Juno Beach during D-Day, the horrific test invasion (massacre) of Dieppe, and the battles of Sicily and Italy. Saying that the Americans didn't do much is a bold statement. When they did finally arrive in 1941 to all the fronts, they carried a huge burden of the war. Their victories were infact brutal and precise as they fought side by side with commonwealth troops.

America yeah can get a bit over zealous about their role, but lets face it...they did a SHIT LOAD of the work. The British and Chinese held the Japanese at bay, the Americans won the pacific war. As for the European front, they did a lot of work. Not just fresh troops and equipment to through at :)

Britain did hold off Germany for almost 3 years but it took the Soviet Union, America, and the Commonwealth combied to bring them down.

Re: Kuwaiti Imam Urges Games to "Kill Jews"

We were called the Allies for a reason, not the "Americans and Those Other Guys" or the "Canadians and Some Other People", but the Allies.

If you seriously think Americans claim we did everything, the only americans you must be talking to are 12 yr olds in forums screaming "America Rulz!" (Note:  Some 12 yr olds are quite intelligent)

Re: Kuwaiti Imam Urges Games to "Kill Jews"

Sorry, but lol

 
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