The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group is calling for the censorship of Highwire Games' Six Days in Fallujah.
CAIR has called on Sony's Playstation, Microsoft's Xbox, and Valve's Steam not to host the upcoming
game.The group claims that the game promotes Islamophobia and normalizes violence against Muslims. In a statement, CAIR said:
The gaming industry must stop dehumanising 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.
We call on
Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from hosting Six Days in Fallujah.
The game is based on the 2004 Second Battle of Fallujah during the Iraq War. The battle resulted in an unknown number of civilian deaths, and more
than 100 US and UK troops. Six Days in Fallujah was first announced in 2009 but at the time, its publisher, Konami, dropped it due to widespread calls for censorship.