Six Days In Fallujah: A Muslim Advocacy Group Demands A Removal From Steam

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (shortened as CAIR onwards) has described the game as an „Arab murder simulator.”

The CAIR is based in Washington D.C., and it is a civil rights and advocacy group for Muslims. It’s asking Valve, Microsoft, and Sony to refuse the distribution of Six Days in Fallujah, which is based on one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq War, namely the second battle of Fallujah.

„We call on Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from hosting Six Days in Fallujah, an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world. The gaming industry must stop dehumanizing Muslims. Video games like Six Days in Fallujah only serve to glorify violence that took the lives of hundreds of Iraqi civilians, justify the Iraq war, and reinforce anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry continues to threaten human life,” CAIR research and advocacy coordinator Huzaifa Shahbaz said in a statement.

Here, we can go back to the subject that was previously discussed in the news. Namely, the game should be bold enough to depict the US military as the antagonists in the story, as a few (but not all!) soldiers have indeed committed some questionable actions in Iraq. Highwire Games (the developers) and Victura (the publisher) should also show a bit more of the Iraqi civilians – after all, they were promised to also be playable characters in the game…

Six Days in Fallujah is supposedly launching this year on PC (Steam), and on consoles, probably the Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S, and the PlayStation 5. However, Konami is now not in a publishing role as it previously was in 2009, when the game first surfaced.

Source: PCGamer

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