Infinity Ward and Activision pulled down one of their multi-player maps this weekend due to Muslim complaints.
October 8, 2012
Years after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's release, Muslim gamers finally noticed some potentially offensive in-game imagery. Two paintings were hung in one of the bathrooms of the "Favela" multi-player map with decorative frames that state, "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty". Having this holy imagery in a bathroom can be quite offensive to those of Islamic faith, so, when it was brought to the attention of Activision and Infinity Ward, they pulled the map down temporarily to make changes, narrowly avoiding retaliation against several U.S. embassies in the Middle East.
It's most likely someone on the game creation team added the art into the game without realizing that there was writing on the decorative frames or considering the implications of putting these frames in a place where people poop. In any case, the map should be added back into the multi-player rotation as soon as edits are completed, and gamers can get back to the wholesale digital slaughter of brown-skinned people as Jesus intended.
The original video complaint to Infinity Ward from Muslims:
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