John on September 12, 2008 at 4:58 pm
A 22 year old programmer has created a free, downloadable game called Muslim Massacre. The object of the game is to kill as many Muslims as possible on behalf of the USA. At first glance it may look like the work of some as if some steroid-crazed neocon. However, the author of the game is actually from Australia. The Daily Mail notes that he had this to say about the game on a forum:
If I was to try and come up with a meaning for the game at this moment, it would probably be something along the lines of metaphorically destroying the stereotypical depiction of a Muslim.
In other words, this is meant to satirize the US, not to promote violence against Muslims.
Regular VS readers will recall that a similar satire aimed at Christians was created as an art project and exhibited in LA last year. It’s worth pointing out that while this game has outraged Muslims (fairly so) they are not really the butt of this particular joke. The rest of us are.
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