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Faithless Flighter

It’s been far too long since some mullah or Islamic body denounced a detail of infidel culture as dangerously blasphemous.

Enter the Organization of Islamic Conference and the Italian company Molleindustria. From the latter party’s website:

Today after an official statement of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) we decided to remove the game Faith Fighter from our site.

Faith Fighter was meant to be a game against intolerance that used over the top irony and a cartoonish style to express the instrumental use of religions.

Faith Fighter depicted in a mildly politically incorrect way all the major religions as a response to the one-way islamophobic satire of the Danish Mohammad cartoons.

If established organization didn’t understand the irony and the message of the game and is claiming it is inciting intolerance, we simply failed.

I’m not sure what “the one-way islamophobic satire of the Danish Mohammad cartoons” means, but I’m pretty sure that if Faith Fighter really was “a game against intolerance” it didn’t fail at all. It drew out its target and hit a bull’s eye. But then, it’s hard to take Molleindustria’s earnestness at face value. As the statement goes on, we learn:

This has happened before with games as “Super Columbine Massacre RPG”, “Virtual Jihadi” and our “Operation: Pedopriest”, works that attracted heavy criticism based on false assumptions spread by mass media.

To think, no one gave “Super Columbine Massacre” a fair shake. It’s not surprising that party’s like Molleindustria that set out to offend and outrage for the sheer obnoxiousness of it fold quickest when the chips are down. Just wait until the OIC sees that the company  failed to capitalize the word “islamophobic” in its press release.



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