Muslim Advocacy Council Calls for Ban on Six Days in Fallujah

Six Days in Fallujah Ban

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for a ban on Six Days in Fallujah and is asking Valve, Microsoft, and Sony to refuse to sell the game through their platforms. Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR is a Washington DC-based civil rights and advocacy group for Muslims. Their target Six Days in Fallujah is a game based on the deadly Iraq War in which the game depicts the story of the war in a pro-American way where more than 800 Iraqi civilians died and the effects of the brutal conflict have still not left the country.

In its official press release, CAIR calls the game an ‘Arab murder simulator’ and that the game glorifies the deadly conflict where hundreds of innocent Iraqi civilians lost their lives. CAIR Research and Advocacy Coordinator Huzaifa Shahbaz said in an official statement:

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.

Six Days in Fallujah was announced back in 2009 by Atomic Games however after much criticism the publisher Konami backed off and the project was dropped. However, in 2016, the former CEO of Atomic Games Peter Tamte formed a brand-new publishing company called Victura and announced the game once again with a 2021 release date. A confirmed release date for Six Days in Fallujah is not known at this point however the game is slated to come out sometime in the second half of 2021.

For additional details, you can check out the official press release by CAIR.

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