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FP Blogger at Large MEMRI The Saudi Gazette writes: Under Siege, a sequel to Under Ash, is just one of the new video games targeting Arabs and Muslims and stirring controversy in the West. “The game gives young Muslims and Arabs a chance to see themselves in the role of good guys, which will help ...

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MEMRI

The Saudi Gazette writes:

Under Siege, a sequel to Under Ash, is just one of the new video games targeting Arabs and Muslims and stirring controversy in the West.

“The game gives young Muslims and Arabs a chance to see themselves in the role of good guys, which will help bolster self-esteem,” said 31-year-old Radwan Kasmiya, the author of Under Siege. […] Just [like] the violence in Western computer games such as Grand Theft Auto, Under Siege along with other war games is also facing criticism for their violent content.”

The following are screenshots from Under Siege, available here.



 
 

 

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Editor’s Note: this post has been edited; the above quote from the Saudi Gazette was shortened.

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