Published September 13, 2008
| Newscorp Australian Papers
An Australian-made video game that encourages players to massacre Muslim people has caused international outrage.
"Muslim Massacre" is promoted as taking place after the United States "declares war" on the religion of Islam and encourages players to wipe out followers.
"Take control of the American hero and wipe out the Muslim race with an arsenal of the world's most destructive weapons," the "Muslim Massacre" Web site says.
The targets appear as bearded men wearing normal clothes or characters in black outfits with facemasks. Later levels include suicide bombers and a "boss" opponent resembling Osama Bin Laden.
"Muslim Massacre" bears resemblance to two other independently developed "shock" games released online: "V-Tech Rampage" (2007), which recreated the Virgina Tech shootings and "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!" (2005), which was a recreation of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.
The Ramadhan Foundation has asked the British Government to conduct an inquiry into the game and urged internet service providers to block access to it.