Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Activision Removes Favela Map from Modern Warfare 2, Due to Offensive Content
Written Monday, October 08, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer map Favela has been removed from the game following complaints from Muslim players.

Almost three years after the game’s release, a quote attributed to the Prophet Muhammed was noticed in one of the map’s bathrooms. It reads, "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty." 

Muslim players reportedly found it disrespectful and offensive that the quote was written in a bathroom.

A title update will remove the writing at a later date, at which time the map will return to the game’s playlists.

"We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive," said Activision. "Please be assured we were unaware of this issue and that there was no intent to offend. We are working as quickly as possible to remove this image and any other similar ones we may find from our various game libraries.

"We are urgently working to release a Title Update to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 3. We are also working to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 2 through a separate Title Update. Until the TU is ready, we have removed the Favela multiplayer map from online rotation.

"Activision and our development studios are respectful of diverse cultures and religious beliefs, and sensitive to concerns raised by its loyal game players. We thank our fans for bringing this to our attention."

It is not yet known when the title update will be released.

[via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by l355th4n3
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:04:46 AM
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Comment #2 by O0mix0O
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:06:24 AM
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Comment #3 by Lazy_FAQer
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:07:22 AM
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CoD MP ... the new Al Qaeda training facility.

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Comment #4 by Deano09
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:07:41 AM
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Oh my god really. They will do anything to preach racism. I wonder how many xboxs got blown upcuz of this

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Comment #5 by wza 1337
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:11:54 AM
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hahahahahahahaha !!! WTF REALLY now ?!?

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Comment #6 by DC KUSH 91
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:14:03 AM
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Bit of a joke really.

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Comment #7 by BipolarGlenn
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:14:15 AM
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Wow. That is an amazing oversight. But it took 3 years to be spotted.

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Comment #8 by EDDS
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:17:24 AM
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I don't play COD but jeez these religious assholes need to be a be more considerate of other cultures.

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Comment #9 by E10phoenix
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:17:25 AM
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Sigh, what is this world coming to?

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Comment #10 by el_rezzo
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:17:31 AM
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Impressive they are willing to spend thousands of dollars to take it out so quickly

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Comment #11 by ModernSith2010
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:21:20 AM
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Really they have nothing better to complain about, next thing is Activition has to recall all the games with the killing of Nazi's as German's are taking offense to it or Ubisoft having to pull AC3 as the us Bristish complain that we think it's racist as you killing British soldiers(to be clear I am 1 of the few British people who have no problem with this as I know history). Seriously grow the fuck up, how is this even offensive "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty.", even if it is in a bathroom it, it's not as if it say's, well I'm not going to go there, but really people need to grow up.

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Comment #12 by YaBigGoose
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:22:25 AM
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Wow, this is just pathetic.

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Comment #13 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:22:51 AM
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so the complainers are saying the message isnt offensive ,but the fact its written in a bathroom , is,,,, REALLY. Thats one of the stupidest things ive ever heard, you dont see the germans up in arms about nazi zombies , i think thats much more offensive than a bit of grafiti, (that isnt even offensive in itself).

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Comment #15 by Mr Chr15topher
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:24:16 AM
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So, if there was a crusifix (think thats the correct spelling, basically the cross) was put in a bathroom, would christians be up in arms about it? No offence to any sensible muslims, as i know not all of them are the same, but do muslims activly seek out ways to be offended or something, as the smallest thing seems to set them off on a religious rant until they get their way.

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Comment #16 by Evo Kazz
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:24:24 AM
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Im not racist, I hate every fucker equally.

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Comment #17 by Serpream
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:28:54 AM
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From someone who grew up in their country I find it often hilarious they scream out when a non muslim uses the term Muhammad in the best intentions. Yet are willing to call every son Muhammed and do the most degrading, barbaric actions in his name.

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Comment #18 by onidemon
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:32:30 AM
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Let's all protest by having a draw Mohammed day on Xbox live

Honestly.........really? - People have nothing better to do ?

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Comment #19 by Exu
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:37:26 AM
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How utterly ridiculous...

...that people are still playing Modern Warfare 2.

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Comment #20 by Samigi
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:43:08 AM
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@19 Well it was the last call of duty which was fun. I love favela too :(

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Comment #21 by D00MSMAN
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:45:08 AM
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Maybe he wouldn't have found it if he weren't camping in the bathroom. ;)

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Comment #22 by Digidogheadlock
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:49:24 AM
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I don't want live on this planet anymore....

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Comment #24 by x_Silxx_x
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:50:18 AM
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I have it written on my toilet seat. What now?

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Comment #25 by Peter File
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:50:34 AM
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is there anywhere in the world where a muslim is happy??

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Comment #26 by GeekSven
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:50:49 AM
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So, just now they discover this? Who the fuck is going to read writings on a bathroom wall while playing video games? That's just searching for complaints. Oh, hey, Infinity, get rid of all the snowy maps in MW2, I'm an eskimo and I'm offended! ...

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Comment #27 by Mr Wiggles
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:05:08 AM
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Religion ruins stuff for the rest of us xD

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Comment #28 by DecadentBeaver
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:09:38 AM
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If they put Jesus loves you instead, and a Christian was offended, they'd be told to deal with it. Just favourtism at the end of the day. Ironic that it was something religious that started this, as we all know that religion starts war. When the map gets re-released, we're gonna see a huge gold tower with an apology on it.

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Comment #29 by Enigk
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:09:58 AM
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Everything offends people to a certain extent. You can't please all of the people all of the time. It's only because they are afraid of extremist action if they don't. They wouldn't be so quick if it offended any other religion - and probably wouldn't remove it at all for some religions.

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Comment #30 by RDWatson16
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:15:03 AM
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Played 1 match on each mw2 map and this one was the best map as you could hop along the buildings but aw well

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Comment #31 by SolarFury
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:18:40 AM
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Comment #32 by Clericking
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:18:48 AM
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Never known one group of people to do so much complaining

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Comment #34 by ELiiTexCRO
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:27:00 AM
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Why not just take of the Allah quote and leave the map ? But who plays Mw2 now anyway

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Comment #35 by dalton32389
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:32:27 AM
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Boooooooo. give me a break.

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Comment #37 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:37:01 AM
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are you fucking serious

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Comment #38 by thisispreston
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:46:37 AM
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@34 you didn't read past the 3rd sentence did you?

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Comment #39 by Epic Templar
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:49:21 AM
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Isn't this the same map where you actually shoot people Muslims? Or am I mistaken?
Plus its a bathroom, where people groom themselves... As it says "Allah loves Beauty" so its just a reminder to look your best haha. People need to get off their high horses for racism issues its pathetic now.

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Comment #40 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:51:15 AM
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this definately brings out the racist in me....muslims are clearly just attentiion seekers, all they ever want to do is moan that they are being persecuted its actually embarrasing. this goes to show they will go completely out of their way to throw extreme views around

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Comment #41 by thenewpeter
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:52:56 AM
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1: Its written in a bathroom, meant as graphiti.

2: you do not remove a map because of something like that.

3: You patch over the writing, rather then lesson the games content, all if needs is a dam painted layer over it, even if it's only going to be done soon, you don't remove the map until then.

4: I don't know who's more idiotic, the developers who removed the map because of this, or the one's who complained, about graphiti that's meant to mean what it means (if you catch my drift) that's the entire reason why it'd be put there.

5: it's been there for 3 years ish, no-one care's that it's written there or a bigger issue would of been made of it.

6: why is it theres always some religious nut jobs making issues where there should be non? (no offense to people who are religious, but there's a limit between common religion and nut jobs just trying to make things harder for others)

7: There are games that are allot worse then this, hell, the world war 2 games are prime example's in how they paint nazi's, wolfenstine, the same thing. You can pull religous things in from fear if you looked enough. There's many games that have their entire basis on something they wouldn't be happy with, but they complain about some stupid writing in a bathroom, meant to be written by who ever...

And no, I'm not much of a CoD fan, but this is just a bad joke. It's times like this when I loose hope in people, that they can be so stupid...

End line. Everything offends someone, grow up and learn that dam fact of life. You don't make an issue over little things like this without segregating yourself.

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Comment #42 by JRWEBBY
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:53:01 AM
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So they wasted time by removing the map instead of quickly removing the picture? Logic.

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Comment #43 by AgentOrange330
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:54:49 AM
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Muslims get butt hurt over everything. Quit catering to them. I guess thats hard though seeing as if Infinty Ward doesn't fix it they'll just blow up their main office.

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Comment #45 by Rusty Nail zh
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:58:22 AM
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This is really unbelievable! I don't know what's wrong with them..? Everywhere it's the Muslims who are not happy with this, disrespectful because of this, bla bla. Just relax, man! For example: South Park makes fun of everything and everybody! They destroy the Ginger ppl and the Christians with their comedy. But when they did something funny with the Muslim belief, Trey & Matt got threatened with bombs. hahaha...
Do not touch the Muslim belief or you will be bombed! phahaha...coooommoooon!

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Comment #46 by iMrLeMoN
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:58:28 AM
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Really? There's always someone that has to ruin one of the best Call of Duty's what a lame excuse to ban a map, its just a game FFS.

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Comment #47 by Ehrenfried
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:01:55 AM
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I'm german and i find it offensive to kill my german ancestors in WWII Games,i want all those maps/games removed! (sarcasm ftw!)

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Comment #48 by KH308
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:04:35 AM
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Lol. Look at you people complaining about the 'muslims' who complained. You are the same as them, whining here and cursing them as if they can see your messages.

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Comment #49 by LE2 Cubbyson x
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:05:48 AM
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Who goes around the map looking at walls anyway plus the game has been out 3 years. it's not like it says he's a cunt or something. This is the most stupid thing I have ever seen

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Comment #50 by thescarecrow24
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:06:24 AM
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Wow, look at all these racist, ignorant, intolerant comments. Good job, users of X360A. Keep perpetuating those stereotypes of gamers as neck-bearded shut-ins.

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Comment #51 by The Elite Elite
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:06:44 AM
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Oh my God, really? Muslims are the biggest whiners I have ever seen. And then Activision goes and panders to them. Typical. No one is going to go through life without being offended by something. Either grow some thick skin, or just live in a bubble for the rest of your life if you are incapable of dealing with things you find offensive.

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Comment #53 by Space Cadet
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:14:57 AM
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Everyhing is fucking offensive these days, you can hardly open your mouth without hurting someone's precious little feelings.

Whoever gets "offended" over that kind of stuff is an utter idiot and should be treated as such.

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Comment #54 by Grummy
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:20:10 AM
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Dear Muslims, Grow the fuck up and get off your high horses, thanks, rest of the world.

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Comment #55 by Septic
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:24:11 AM
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Muslims should leave Western / christian nations and move back to Islamic nations. They will have happier lives.

@48 stupid.

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Comment #56 by FatalFlaw810
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:27:38 AM
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It's kind of sad reading some of the comments here. No respect whatsoever, oh well what can you expect from a gaming community that acts 13? In either case, I'm surprised it took this long to find it. You would think it would have been found out about within a week of release and patched by now.

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Comment #57 by gOdLeSs
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:27:50 AM
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Activision has today announced that they will be removing all grass and clouds from future games, as one Muslim reported that it kind of sort of looks like something that might offend them.

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Comment #58 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:28:06 AM
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You must be forgetting the Mass Effect 3 Nerd Patrol

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Comment #60 by KH308
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:33:08 AM
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@55 That's all you have to say? Stupid? Cmon these people complain about something in a game, and people here are cursing them as if they are here and reading it...

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Comment #61 by ThePakirow
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:34:14 AM
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what about max payne 3?

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Comment #62 by The Kingslayer
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:35:55 AM
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The comments in this thread are disgusting.

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Comment #63 by SkyJin
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:45:57 AM
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This is a joke, seriously...

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Comment #64 by JuSt BLaZe
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:46:37 AM
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You've got to be kidding right, one of the best maps ever as people don't have enough problems already. Hopefully they will bring back the map with a big smily poster.

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Comment #65 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:52:28 AM
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They don't have humour??

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Comment #66 by Caramel Cardinal
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:57:39 AM
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@62,looking down the comments quite a large number have been removed :D

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Comment #67 by ZingZitang
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 07:58:32 AM
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@51 & 53:
You're absolutely right. People these days TRY to get offending by stuff.

If I would have found a quote from Jesus in the Bathroom I would have said "Bravo infinity ward!". I mean think about it, in a private bathroom? What the hell is so offensive about a private bathroom? Nothing. These guys were just looking to get offended by something. Unfortunately its not just religious zealots like this who get offended by everything. You can say one word about anything and somebody will want to get offended by it. People need to grow up.

On another note, doesnt isnt the Favela map placed in South America?

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Comment #68 by RHP SAUCE
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:14:38 AM
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It's great that many cultures play games and stuff but it's been years since the release of MW2 so why is this just coming up now? It's just a quote that actually makes Muslims look better, so why get offended? I'd understand if it was graffiti of a man pissing on their holy book, but it's not offensive at all it's just in a toilet.

Sadly that's the world we live in and it's people who complain the loudest that make the whole religion look like extremists and petty children

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Comment #69 by Roose91
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:23:54 AM
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@50 It seems you are the one who is ignorant/intolerant. Opinion and free speech is the cornerstone of any democratic institution/nation. Who are you to call them bigots, intolerant or small minded for not having the same views as you?

It just what you leftist neo-socialist's like to retort with when you have no valid argument(which is the vast majority of the time).

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Comment #70 by neo consumer
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:24:56 AM
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Comment #71 by unicron93
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:35:23 AM
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The game has been out for 3 years!! If they are just now noticing this I say screw them!! Leave the map up!!

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Comment #72 by KH308
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:35:43 AM
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@68 Well said, couldn't agree more. I don't get why people have to make unnecessary hateful comments, it won't solve anything. I thought most people in this forum are mature, guess I was wrong.

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Comment #73 by Da Beni Man
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:40:01 AM
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As a muslim gamer, I can honestly say I did not see this one comin lol. but on serious note, i can see where the offense can happen. Muslims aren't allowed to mention Allah's name in the bathroom (or place of toilet) so i get that. But to be honest, it is a bit silly going through all this now. Nice to know they're fixing it though, kinda liked Favela

And a quick side note to everone commenting on this, please be a bit considerate, I'm not to easily offended but in light of 'recent happenings' it'd be a bit nice if I didn't see religious abuse. Especially on this site, i like this site :)


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Comment #74 by DeanBriggz
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:42:30 AM
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Fuck 'em. Should've just kept Favela how it is.

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Comment #75 by KH308
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:47:23 AM
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@73 Lol be careful bro, some dickhead like Septic might hate on you because you just admitted that you're a muslim. But it's good to read that you are not easily offended by things.

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Comment #76 by Ninjamonkey6493
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:47:50 AM
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Wait!..... Muslim's have Xbox's?

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Comment #77 by ZedChuva
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 08:58:48 AM
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It could have been one fucking person who complained. Who cares. Tell'm to shut up and don't play that map. Better yet, tell'm to shut up... and leave it at that.

I like the fact that you can shoot a Muslim in the game, but heaven for fucking bid, you write a saying on a bathroom wall.


Dec 21st can't come soon enough. This world is so fucking broken.

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Comment #78 by Zombiedrd
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:06:15 AM
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Why does no one ever care about offended Christians or Jews? Only Muslims get a pass

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Comment #80 by B Rock3232
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:10:21 AM
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Why is everyone bending over backwards for muslims these days? It is ridiculous. I can't believe activison caved in so quickly to these people. Especially for something that isn't even saying anything bad about them. When is someone going to stand up and say sorry you’re offended but it wasn't meant to offend so deal with it. Plus it has been out for 3 years. Really? Sad they have nothing better to do with their lifes then complain about something like this.

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Comment #81 by Brandeniuz
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:16:37 AM
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What the fuck! That is the least disrespectful quote ever! It's respectful if anything!


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Comment #82 by The Red Russian
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:22:57 AM
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Muslims take everything way too seriously, there can't be any humans more dogmatic than them.

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Comment #83 by DCFCMorris
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:24:50 AM
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ffs how pathetic is that?? its call of duty, a game based around killing terrorists who are mainly muslims and yet they are offended by a phrase on the wall which is saying that their god is awesome
what happened to common sense?

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Comment #84 by The Red Russian
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:24:54 AM
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But something more serious: Activision will instantly listen to some whining Muslims, and change something in order to be more "politically correct"?

But hundreds of thousands of people who want a change to the game may not even be heard?


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Comment #85 by Roose91
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:31:57 AM
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@80 Because even after 50 years of mass immigration into the west, nutjobs in higher responsibility still think that social amalgamation/integration can work. There was no large scale knife crime in British cities until we stuck a load of East and West Africans, Bangladeshi's and Pakistani's and other ethnic groups with deep seated animosity for one another and in some cases, very violent cultures, into Urban Jungles and just expected them to cohabit peacefully and say "yes, this works". The next major world event will be caused by some form of radical Islam, and Western Governments/institutions are too weak/naive/blind to stop it. The more people give into them the more dangerous they get. Sure, it's not all Muslims, as i'm sure there are many who didn't find this offensive and don't interpret the Koran in such a militant manner but as an atheist having read the Old and New Testament, as well as the Koran it is easy to see some religions as more potentially dangerous than others.

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Comment #86 by SilentRich69
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:39:44 AM
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Well this is the most pathetic reason ever.

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Comment #87 by John SWFC
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:45:55 AM
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These people just aren't happy unless they're getting offended by something.

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Comment #88 by D0ctorNick
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:49:58 AM
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It's kinda hard not to shake your head at 99% of these posts. Please for the love of God (aka Allah) go read a book about Islam and their holy book. You'll be shocked to see the similarities. As far as extreme militant interpretations, Christians have the good old WBC which if you don't get the abbreviation gtfo! Then you have the guys trying to give everyone hugs in here with the Muslims interests ahead of the our own freedoms. KH308 you sound like a complete jackass just like the blind haters of the Islamic people. Da Beni Man KCCO and don't let the hate of others bother ya.

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Comment #89 by owenstoodstill
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:52:04 AM
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Absolute madness. I. A Christian and deal with things that are technically offensive to my belief everyday but I don't let it offended me because people are free to believe in what they choose. The fact is if that was written about Jesus I would be well chuffed. This is just mental. It doesn't even say anything negative about the guy ,...... The more society listens and reacts to this nonsense the more put of hand things will get , time to tell people to shut up.

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Comment #90 by Andreas_loel
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:56:46 AM
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I find it fucking offensive that the mw2 is filled with noobtubers, fix that fucking bullshit

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Comment #91 by Drewbles
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:57:35 AM
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In my religion we find it offensive that people are killed, therefore from this day we will rally and call for all games, films, tv, books, pictures, everything that shows anyone being killed to be BANNED

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Comment #92 by Roose91
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:04:58 AM
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@88 The Westboro Baptist Church is an incredibly small christian sub sect. There are both Militant Shia and Sunni Muslims and the vast majority of the demographic of Asia Minor subscribes not only to one of these two beliefs, but to their militant, Jihadist interpretations. Furthermore, sure there are parallels in all three Abrahamic religions but I do not seem to recall a part in either testament of the good book that leads to the mass worship of a man who consummated his marriage with a six or seven year old (depending on the account)girl and forbids the eating of most red meats-a practice that with the introduction of the refrigerator and thus the ability to keep meat fresh in hot conditions, is utterly redundant.

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Comment #93 by ronnie42
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:10:56 AM
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I'm sort of getting tired of this religion. I try to respect all cultures, etc... but this is somewhat ridiculous since it says something nice about Muhammed. What's the point in even having a religion if you can't say something nice?

I know I'm not the big fan of mw1/2/3 but this should work both ways. How about they show us some respect for a change? sometimes it just seems one way.

Bathroom jokes are there because it's fun to see interesting things. If it's that much of a problem that they might get offended then why did they buy a 18 rated game that might include offensive material? That's like telling a religious person to watch south park or family guy, tell them not to get offended sheesh! It's not like the bathroom joke was over the top like 'monty python life of brian' which was banned for a while, later unbanned...........

It even says 'intense violence, language' on the back cover so they should have expected something like this or worse.

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Comment #94 by D0ctorNick
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:22:00 AM
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@92 Extremely refreshing to read your post! I was more using the WBC as an example that all religious factions have their nut jobs, and people can debate for days on the history of Christianity having its fair share of violence even up to 20th century. I know that there are just as many if not more differences as similarities between the three religions but I feel like the lack of religious values/practice in western society accounts for a lot of the ignorance. While it could be offensive to anyone whether it says God or Allah or Muhammad, freedom of speech exists in some parts of the world and people can/will be offended by almost anything dealing with their beliefs. All that being said I don't see why it needs to be removed from the game or why people are so upset the map will be unavailable for a short time. Ignorance breeds hate and this comments section is proof of that.

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Comment #95 by fresh fish 101
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:26:26 AM
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HA Muslim! what a joke. religion, HA!

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Comment #96 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:26:32 AM
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i wish activision caved in about all the complaints about milking a franchise, and over pricing as they have reacted about this religious outrcry

seem to want to keep muslims happy but not the rest of their coustomers......or are the 10 million CoD players predominantly muslim?

religion truly is the root of all problems.. and its not just muslims i mean all religions, muslims just seem to get too obsessed with being but hurt about anything though

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Comment #97 by Midersaw
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:27:07 AM
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Don't want Muslims murdering anybody over this so better change the map.

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Comment #98 by armylifer94
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:33:27 AM
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I have a even easier fix, if you find this content offensive, then don't play the fucking game!

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Comment #99 by xtye
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:37:05 AM
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Muslims can eat a dick and not play the game then...that's bullshit.

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Comment #100 by Zeppelin 856
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:39:18 AM
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Enemy MOAB inbound! It's all over!

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Comment #101 by Bleeding Star
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:40:50 AM
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Comment #102 by TheTCD
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:41:18 AM
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ITT: Lots of people who don't know the difference between racism, xenophobia, intolerance or prejudice.

But granted, this is pretty ludicrous.

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Comment #103 by MrStabby1981
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:50:04 AM
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So they dident find that big giant Jesus offensive then?

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Comment #104 by linktriforce007
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:03:10 AM
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God, I don't know which is worse. Nintendo having to change the theme for the Fire Temple and remove the mirror shield/block design in Ocarina of Time or this stuff.

I swear, only the Muslims complain so much. People really should just go to Jerusalem and lock up their racist asses.

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Comment #105 by quaneylfc
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:17:25 AM
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What a load of fucking idiots, starting to wish this 2012 end of the world shit was real

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Comment #106 by Da Beni Man
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:19:34 AM
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:( I mever knew this many people were pissed off at muslims.
Its almost as if the comments are saying "Your religion is bad, you should feel bad too!"

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Comment #107 by ADTR TOM
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:35:49 AM
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This is getting beyond a joke now, it seems that if a Muslim somewhere in the world complains they get their own way, how long until it's the culture of your very own country that is deemed offensive so it must be changed, people need to learn to say no to these religious nutjobs.

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Comment #108 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:36:15 AM
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The fuck? It's an american game, freedom of religion here. Those muslims need to chill out

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Comment #109 by MasterGazelle
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:36:31 AM
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We're not pissed of at Muslims. we're pissed at the stupid morons that have to make a 'Politically correct' fuss about he tiniest little things so it messes with everyone else's life. A few hundred years back we'd have been pissed at the witch hunters instead. In another century's time we'll be getting pissed at People under 5'9" in height.

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Comment #110 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:44:16 AM
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What muslims play this game? And what muslims spend time scoping out the maps to find such stupid things like this?

Are they saying that some muslim somewhere has not written a phrase like that in a bathroom stall? It could very well happen in real life.

I think Acti is scared that these muslims will bomb their HQ if they don't fix this.

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Comment #111 by osakamitsu
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:50:55 AM
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Political Correctness needs to die. They bomb us and the US is like oh its ok welcome to our country. Oh you want to build a temple where you bombed us? Thats fine too... Any other country would have said F YOU. This country sucks. Who cares if they are mad. The game wasn't made with them in mind anyway. All they do is screw stuff up. They are destructive people.

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Comment #112 by STONE DEVIL
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:52:57 AM
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Our country is sooooooo sad. We used to have balls and kick ass. Now, we apologize for the most ridiculous shit and have becoem a laughing stock. Fucking MUSLIMS, complain, complain, complain. Irradicate their selfish asses off the face of the planet. THEY SHOULDN'T BE RUNNING OUR COUNTRY. Oh wait, we follishly elected one as President. Way to go fellow citizens...way to go. Does anyone know or understand the Constitution and/or Bill of Rights.

I wonder if Obama will take credit for this as well. Activision, you truly are sad for so taking these actions so willingly. I'm German, I find the Nazi Zombies offensive, please have them removed.

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Comment #113 by Predalien90
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:54:06 AM
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Bitching and moaning is all Muslims seem to do. Jesus Christ they are the thinnest skinned people on the planet.

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Comment #114 by secretkaos187
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:55:53 AM
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It took this long to discover 'cause the American Government just got done rebuilding their infrastructure so they can play video games as well. That's what we get for being so "Democratic" Do they not understand it's just a video game? Don't you got to be a "Mainstream Muslim" to play a video game anyways? I Do't mean to sound Racist or be political(I am an atheist and NPA)

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Comment #115 by Da Beni Man
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:57:48 AM
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@109 Fair play, its just reading the comments make me feel a little sad. And I know there's freedom of speech and this is all everyone's opinion (hopefully). I hope everyone realizes that not every muslim is super extremist, heck I watch porn :P (and if any family member reads this, porn is an educational series about dolphins 0_0) . But seriously guys, if you really have geniune hatred against muslims then all I can say is, your opinion. And I'll have to kick your arse on MW2 :D

And if you want to direct some hate at me, I'll be more than happy to calm you down

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Comment #117 by speed gun
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:15:00 PM
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we have a right to complain about such texts. there is absolutely no reason to have such text in the game at all. why is it there, because it doesnt contribute to the game experience. i didnt know about this text but still i like that activision has removed it. they could have done this by removing just the text but they chose to remove the map temporarily. and all the haters on this site are pathetic, complaining about people complaining. get a life, go outside and get some exercise for a bit. so you cant play a game map for awhile,get over it.
and just because other people are also insulted but nothing is done to fix it, or if something insults many different people it doesnt make it right, it isnt an excuse.

im sure if COD had a picture of the queen or kennedy in the bathroom in the favela map, it would have been removed, and most of the people here wouldn't be complaining then.
complaining about something offensive is a right and should be done when offended to have the offensive material removed. thats how the world is meant to move on, by showing sensitivity to other peoples beliefs. complaining about this doesnt make us extremists or suicide bombers, and first learn the meaning of extremism and you will realise that anyone can be an extremist including alot of the haters psoting on this site. religion isnt what starts war, look at WW1 and WW2.
freedom of speech isnt freedom to offend.

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Comment #118 by Enigk
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:19:13 PM
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If it offends don't play it simple as.
It's like people who sit and watch late night tv and then write in and complain if there is swearing or a butt crack. If you dont like it, don't watch, play or whatever. There are plenty more games out there. I would say fruit ninja fairly inoffensive unless you are sensitive to virtual fruit wastage.
I avoid the CoD games because I don't like them. If I write to Activision and say your style of game offends me as it reminds me of all the people actually dying in warzones for a reason will they add monsters and ghosts to make it less realistic?

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Comment #119 by CrownlessKing
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:19:27 PM
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Oh my god, poor little baby Muslims. Heaven forbid anyone shame your fat little shit prophet Mohammed. Why can't they be like Christians? We poke fun at our God all the time.

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Comment #120 by Deatrus
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:20:14 PM
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3 years have gone by and Infinity Ward don't change the One Man Army, Danger Close Noobtubes but take a map out the game? Fuck you Infinity Ward

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Comment #121 by speed gun
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:22:57 PM
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learn something about the holy prophet and you'll realise how wrong you are.
its people like you who caused events such as 9/11 in the first place.and if you insult your own religion it clearly shows how messed up your head is.

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Comment #122 by MOYFplox
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:23:21 PM
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Fucking pathetic. I'm not even a CoD fan but I find this stupid. Grow up you religious idiots.

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Comment #123 by reaper527
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:28:39 PM
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i was unaware muslims had a right to not be offended.

i find the removal of the map (even if short term) offensive.

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Comment #124 by Tomtam
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:49:36 PM
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Pro tip: Religion is stupid and mw2 sucks.

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Comment #125 by Warfighter1000
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:55:00 PM
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What doesn't upset Muslims?

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Comment #126 by Vundi
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:01:53 PM
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So Muslims can say and do the most awful things to our flag and country but get offended at the slightest percieved offense. It's rediculous.

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Comment #127 by ViNyLek
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:04:03 PM
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LOL... is all I could think of=P

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Comment #128 by I mak3 big boom
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:16:38 PM
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Allah is beautiful and he loves beauty=disrespect

Muslims hate bathrooms case closed :D

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Comment #130 by Roose91
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:37:48 PM
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@103 Don't know if you are joking but Jesus does actually feature in Islam as a prophet-he just isn't nearly as important as Mohammed in their religion and not as important to them as he is to christians.

Furthermore the "statue" is Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), a major landmark in Rio.

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Comment #131 by SmokeScreen76
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:40:53 PM
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So let me get this straight: Activision are going to create a title update for a piece of graphitti in a 3 year old game (which, if they were actually sensitive to the issue, they wouldn't have put in the game to begin with), yet when Black Ops came out modders started screwing with the COD 4 servers and they did nothing for that (which was also 3 years). So a piece of visual wording on a bathroom wall (which, as any guy who has used public restrooms can tell you, is usually but not always meant to be offensive) is more important than making sure a game's servers are running properly and not being overrun by hackers.

All I have to say is "Wow!"

I understand that the comment is offensive, but there are things in this world that are offensive to many different people for many different reasons and most of them are not rectified. Like in this case: as a gamer, I am offended that Activision considers a written phrase on the screen more worthy of spending money for an update than one of their entire game's servers to work correctly. And what do you think will happen because of that?

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Comment #132 by DakotaThrice
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:42:00 PM
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That's some damn exspensive grafitti

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Comment #133 by Magicman10893
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:47:10 PM
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A couple things to keep in mind before complaining about complaining:

1) The quote is not what's offensive. What is offensive is because it is said in a bathroom. That is a religious taboo among their religion. I would try to make a parallel to Christianity, Catholicism, Judaism and so-forth, but it wouldn't really change anything because I believe they (the Muslims complaining) are going a little overboard.

2) The quote is only being discovered now because it is in the ornamental design on a picture frame, not a piece of bathroom graffiti like some people are claiming. The quote is in Arabic as well, so to most of the people playing they wouldn't even notice that there are words there.

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Comment #134 by DougTheJoker
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:48:20 PM
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You are a Muslim being offended in this thread.

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Comment #136 by Russianlotreither
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:51:26 PM
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hmmm, a PERFECT opportunity to finally patch the game! GO Activision!
*probably not gonna happen...* -_-'

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Comment #137 by Haters
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:53:07 PM
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The Russians don't complain about being the bad guys in almost all of the CoD games who cares about a quote

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Comment #138 by pissangel
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 01:53:11 PM
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Mohammed must be the most butt hurt "Prophet" in non existense. We deal with their bullshit all the GOD damn time, they need to ERADICATED like the global PESTS they are. Soon they will have xbox360cheevos pull this thread or block comments to so their "POWER". Again I say BULLSHIT NEEDS TO END. Agree to disagree or SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!

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Comment #139 by Tai_MT
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 02:01:48 PM
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Careful now, don't upset the Muslims. They might blow something up! But it's perfectly okay to offend ANYONE else.

...Unless they're black.

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Comment #140 by xxthegodofwarx
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 02:05:06 PM
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here we go again

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Comment #141 by thisispreston
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 02:10:53 PM
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i hate CoD..... sorry, i meant GoD

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Comment #142 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 02:40:17 PM
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@117 fuck off and pipe down, there could of been a picture of the queen giving prince Phillip head in that bathroom an no one would give a's a game have you seen borderlands? There's babies chained to a shield that are used to protect enemies do you think there are mothers and child care people crying to 2k to remove it? No, some fucking attention seeking cry baby Muslims are just being plain old bitches, they must of gotten bored of killing consulates and trashing embassies so now they have turned their attention to a 3 year old video game

For a supposedly peaceful religion they don't half cause a riot for fuck all!!!

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Comment #143 by Optomistic
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 02:41:46 PM
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Here we go again. The biggest racist are up in "arms" again.

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Comment #144 by LeviXLush
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:02:42 PM
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Muslims fuck off....good God...I don't care if you shit in a church and wipe your ass with the bible, you aren't gonna change my beliefs and affect them.

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Comment #145 by LeviXLush
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:04:37 PM
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*or affect them.

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Comment #146 by LickableLemons7
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:11:02 PM
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In all of my gaming years, this is one of the most ridiculous egotistical ploys, ever. The game is nearly 3 years old, yet this bathroom comment didn't offend somebody throughout those days gone by? What happened to the "No Russian" level, people don't find that as offensive/disturbing anymore? Or shooting a false Fidel Castro in Black Ops? Watching the Eiffel tower collapse onto the ground, or seeing a London street being gassed by terrorists in MW3?

There are people out there who practically worship Fidel Castro, and they complained for a while but did Treyarch cut it from the game? No, but I'm pretty sure Black Ops was banned in Cuba. Are the French cussing out Infinity Ward for the destruction of their most iconic monument? No! Yet these Muslim players find this comment offensive, 3 YEARS LATER, and IW decides to spend $1,000 plus US dollars to release a patch to please these Muslim players? Why not completely cut out the "No Russian" mission, or make it a cutscene while they're at it? If that bathroom comment can't stay in the game, I wish the "No Russian" level wouldn't have to either.

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Comment #147 by Nevander
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:30:41 PM
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Wait so... just now? And that's offensive... how? And... MW2!?!?!

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Comment #148 by xxxacexxxconks
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:32:01 PM
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This is pathetic yes, but why did Activision even feel the need to put this pointless comment in their game?

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Comment #149 by Da Beni Man
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:33:53 PM
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To all people (sorry for constantly butting in): The comment isn't offensive, I've actually read it in game, its really just Allah Hu Akbar (God is the greatest), its just the placement of it CAN be seen as offensive as it disregards Muslim laws.

And its only going off temporarily. I don't understand how this much hate, and this much anger has come out of the community. For God Sake (no pun intended), its times like this where I feel horrible to be both a muslim, and a gamer, because of what transpired here today.

I wasn't offended by the game. I was offended by you (person who wrote mean things about muslims :( ]

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Comment #150 by deluxnugs
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:33:58 PM
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To say islam is a "religion of peace and tolerance" is to ignore the facts of the past and the reality of today. The fact is most if not all religion is terrible not to mention FAKE. Its been thousands of years, yet there is absolutly no eveidence to prove anything about any god's being real.
They never existed and those of you that believe are just blinded by ur own security.

All you need is a room temp IQ to see past it all.

It is my belief that ALL religion should be abolished from the planet. Maybe then we could start to fix the problems we have as human beings.

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Comment #151 by NINJANUT
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:37:43 PM
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After the disgracefull violent riot they had here In Australia in the city in front of families out for the day- with children holding signs regarding beheadings I have no time for Muslims anymore and think we should follow the Dutch and French leads to stop this rubbish! Now you can't put up Xmas decorations or sing certain carols because they may be offensive here in Australia, man we are lost !!

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Comment #152 by DeadXGenocide
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:46:27 PM
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I don't understand why this this is offense to Muslims. Because of the statue of Jesus? Christians have statues up Jesus and we don't complain to Muslims to take down their you statues of Allah.

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Comment #153 by HugTheBear
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:52:32 PM
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Islam is full of cavemen with technology. Evolve already!

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Comment #154 by NATH4Nx
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:53:04 PM
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Islam. What a load of bollocks

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Comment #156 by Dynamite Chicken
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 04:11:42 PM
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So wat all the people that have the game wat do they get for free for all this

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Comment #157 by AirborneRichard
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 04:19:06 PM
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Don,t get me wrong here i,m a realy open minded guy that fully respects every part of different believes and religion ppl have, but reading this kinda realy upsets me for some good reason, only to fresh on the memory where the frantic scenes seen of tv about muslims being upset,almost to a part they went frantic when some film-maker displayed Allah as an ordinary human being with needs and feelings just like any normal human being has, and here i don,t get the moslim community realy, what is wrong with that? If i,m not mistaken is the original Koran basicly a book that shows us Allah as a peace loving man that wanted to teach and preach that all where equal? Basicly what Jesus wanted us to teach in the bible. I mean honest just now some new discovered found reveals Jesus might have been more human then we tought even been married and having kids, i honest not see any problem in that or it would turn my religion believe upside-down nor would it upset me to that part that i would go on the street with others openly almost declare war on those that brought this out in the open. Its basicly what happend with that movie and the muslims.
Taking out gamecontent is one thing but lets be honest where is the end? Then it comes to the point that russian gamers want that content is being removed as offence or for that part the many games and movies where germans where displayed as such bad guys, honest where it would end? As much is respect the muslim community and their religion i sometimes feel they want us to force their religion us on us and say its the one and only true believe (what they basicly already saying) But c,mon! If your offended by something like a simple map in some MP game then don,t play the freaking game or just not play the map ;) You ever seen christians start a riot when someone makes a cartoon or displays jesus as an ordinary guy? No we don,t because in general to be totaly honest as far in my own oppinion it only adds more respect for the guy just being someone like you and me and accomplished all that whats been writen about him. Take away all the layers what have been added over the centuries and years on all the religions christians, muslims and more in the very heart they all started as a peaceloving believe, over the centuries much has been added to lets say suits the needs of those that wanted to take the religion and use it for their own benifits, this is what basicly happend to all religions may it be muslims or christians.

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Comment #158 by Rockanoid
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 04:30:39 PM
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Respectful? No. Afraid? Yes.. And what's next? If food is portrayed in video games, does it then have to be kosher? Should we have "Don't use condoms! Pray instead!"-bill boards in games? Are video game airplanes allowed to fly at 666 mph? Sigh..

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Comment #159 by Da Beni Man
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 04:31:27 PM
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I give up, I just give up. Trying to argue on the internet is like trying to dig your way to the centre of the earth with a straw. YOU WIN INTERNET, YOU BLOODY F**KING WIN

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Comment #160 by rsxdelerium
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 04:52:23 PM
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Quite a few comments removed .. x360a must be afraid of offending muslims by letting them stay up .. not surprised just another example of how TERROR works

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Comment #161 by DayV3d
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 04:56:37 PM
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i.. really? like... serious? can i ban the quoran because they say jesus is not gods son? oh dear, religious stupidity, now in my videogames -.-

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Comment #162 by Tim 13
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:17:09 PM
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Wahhhh, wahhh!!

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Comment #164 by OldSkoolGamer
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:28:19 PM
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So much hate. It's amazing to me how the general population can be manipulated so easily into feeling a certain way about something by the great fear-mongering machine that is the mass media.

Seriously, can't people think for themselves these days, they're so caught up in their own lives that they have no interest in learning about other cultures.

Ignorance breeds fear. In the words of the great Master Yoda.

"Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you."

I bet not one of you that has left a negative comment knows or has even met and had a civil conversation with a Muslim/Arab.

For the record there's over 1 billion Muslims in the world, and most of them are not Arabs.

I'm not saying that there are no Arab terrorists, there are terrorists in every race and religion. All I'm saying is stop being so closed minded, think for yourself, and stop letting the media (or anyone for that matter) influence the way you feel about something or someone.

Also, I am neither a Muslim nor an Arab.

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Comment #165 by Jack Flak
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:39:17 PM
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Thousands of dollars to remove offensive content from a three-year-old game. And yet we still have no dedicated servers.

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Comment #166 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:40:22 PM
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@164 tell it to activision and whilst you at it tell them to stop letting religion dictate to them what is or isn't offensive because at the end of the day when religion starts I dictate that's when people lose the plot

I don't have any beliefs, people can worship who they want how they want when they want it absolutely does not matter to me.....but I they ever try and press their religion on me and try to change my way of life because of their religion then they got one pissed off person to deal with, be that Christian Muslim Jew etc.

Religion is now again interfering with a video game and it shouldn't be allowed,

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Comment #167 by OMGmyFACE
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:55:05 PM
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"Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty."

That's... not offensive. Or insulting at all. Now saying Muslims are oversensitive whiny babies that threaten to bomb everyone for not treating them like the delicate flowers they are is. Good thing Activision didn't say that.

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Comment #168 by OldSkoolGamer
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 05:58:04 PM
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@166 I totally agree. Religion should not be forced on anyone.

I was raised a Baptist and stopped going to church at 16. I hated being forced to go every sunday.

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Comment #169 by Tai_MT
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:19:43 PM
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If they were Muslims who were intolerant of the radical teachings that tell you to kill yourself in order to kill all the "infidels"(people who DO NOT practice Islam... so everyone else basically, genocide)... Well, they'd be EXTREMELY eager to clear their own names and sell out those causing the terrorism. They are frequently used as "human shields" anyway, so what is there to fear from the terrorists?

We treat all Muslims as suspect because they leave us no reason not to, especially when they refuse to condemn the actions of those who practice their religion in such a sick way. We aren't throwing them into little "concentration camps" or whatever like we did with the Japanese during World War 2, but they certainly aren't that eager to help us out.

It especially doesn't help when they scream "bloody murder" everytime their "prophet" is mentioned, or they threaten to wipe out one group of people or another. It REALLY doesn't help out when they move to a country that isn't their own and scream "bloody murder" at things that "offend" their religion, when they aren't really in a country that practices their religion.

They riot, they complain, bomb, shoot, promote oldworld rules and laws that establish absolute dictatorships where they have no freedoms or rights...

And then they expect us to be NICE to them? To be FAIR?

Look, I don't expect them to give up their religion. I am not even asking for that. What I'm asking for... Is that they actually spent their time claiming about "offenses" of their religion to be passed to THE PEOPLE perverting their religion. But, they don't.

What do they expect us to infer from that?

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Comment #170 by Magicman10893
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:32:06 PM
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It pains me as a human being (an Agnostic one at that) to see all the comments on here about Muslims and Islam. Half of the insulting comments are from people that clearly don't know the basics about Islam (@157, Allah is their name for God, similar to Yahweh. Mohammad is the prophet you are trying to talk about).

Another fourth of the comments are just blatant racism (is discrimination against a group of religious people still considered racism?). A religion/race appears to be made up of some seriously violent people thanks to scaremongers in the media? Let's just COMMIT GENOCIDE AGAINST THEM FOR IT (as #138 suggests).

Then the remaining is made up of people who didn't bother reading past the title of the article and then go off about Muslims any way without any details WHATSOEVER! Only a small fraction of the people commenting here even express a valid concern or insight to the situation.

Oh, and #142, those are midgets, not babies. I'm sure they appreciated you calling them toddlers. If they actually were babies I am sure the game would be banned in at least half a dozen countries. Besides that, you do have a point. I am honestly surprised Gearbox isn't knee deep in controversy considering the content (disrespectful remarks about midgets throughout the game, basically convincing a girl to commit suicide, etc.).

Since we are complaining because a group of people complained, might as well start complaining that women complained about the "girlfriend mode" debacle from Borderlands 2 despite all the more horrifying and offensive content the game offers (mainly the part where you are given a mission to commit suicide and backing out of it causes the game to call you a pussy).

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Comment #171 by SHENMUE FAN
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:35:24 PM
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wow they are going to complain over some pointless sh** like this then go build your own video game systems and think of your own games to make im not raciest but this is so retarded stuff i've ever heard why play the game if your gong to complain.

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Comment #172 by OldSkoolGamer
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 06:36:05 PM
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@169 There will always be extremists in every race and religion.

All I'm saying is don't stereotype everyone. Take everyone as an individual person.

It's like saying something like, "I hate all Japanese people because they bombed Pearl Harbour" I don't feel that way of course. Sure it was an atrocity, but that doesn't affect the way I feel about all Japanese people.

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Comment #173 by pissangel
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:49:13 PM
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@170, I never specifically said who needed to be ERADICATED, not GENOCIDED, but it is similar to wild hogs and rich soiled lands. They move in and immediately start to change things once totally in un-need of change or distortion. So, yes WE FIX THE FUCKING PROBLEM, why because letting ravenous beasts pillage once great things into utter shit, because well, no one wanted to act out and put an end to complete nonsense, is what will one day ruin all things not related to A FUCKING IMAGINARY FIGURE IN A PSYCHOATIC RELIGION!! Now, tell me how that makes any sense. I'm sure you will respond with non-sensical preachings about how "the majority of them aren't this or that so that makes it OK". The world was doing ok until these assholes decided that they are the only ones with the "answers" on how we should all be because some FAIRYTALE bullshit convinced their shallow minds into extremeism. When a Jehovah's witness knocks on your door do they barge in and ruin your entire life because they kill and VOW to kill anyone that is "blasphemist" to your boyfriend in the sky? Nope, they KINDLY AND RESPECTFULLY AND PEACEFULLY walk away, THEIR PERSONAL AND RELIGOUS BELIEFS ASIDE. Doesnt sound like ANY Muslim/Arabic/Islamic disillusioned soul I've ever met/heard before. I wonder if thats because, THEY THEMSELVES ARE NOT KIND, RESPECTFUL,PEACEFUL OR UNDERSTANDING. I myself would personally would appreciate it if you would refrain from using the word ALLAH or Yahweh as those WORDS I am not familiar with and frankly offend everything I stand and believe in, nor do I understand their origins and will not have speech of such blasphemous deitys on this board I visit daily on which EVERYBODY IS ENTITLED TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Do I somehow sound familiar to the crazies you defend? I do understan that this is a losing battle as it involves a religion with followers to stupid to think for themselves.

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Comment #174 by OrionSatsume
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:10:44 PM
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I'd have less or maybe even no issue with the complaint when the game came out. As it stands, we are 3 years removed from the debut of MW2. You want to complain now? I don't think so. At this point, whoever is offended can basically suck it up and deal...

Besides that little problem, the crux of this is a quote on a wall? Please feels like people are going out of their way these days to find something to whine about. Sensitivity my a**, grow up and learn that video games aren't real and not everything is geared toward making a political or social statement.

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Comment #176 by sxylou123
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 01:35:25 AM
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"Kill all the babies" as Tina would sure the other 99% wont give a flying fig roll either...
Im sorry, wernt we killing Nazi zombies in a swastica laden theater (shh dont say too much someone might complain)

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Comment #177 by SmoothAsEgg5
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 01:41:49 AM
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this onion article is perfect... image NSFW..,29553/

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Comment #178 by Sanchezz4387
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 03:02:57 AM
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@170 yeah fair play midgets, but ya got my point :). Borderlands 2 is seriously funny nut its sense of humour is disgustingly warped at time and i too am surprised that given this little controversy over 3 years later nobody is up in arms over some of the content in BL2. but my point remains on that as it does with MW3, its a game at the end of the day and a dam good one at that, theres no need for it too be banned because its aimed at an adult audience, if people dont like it they should stay clear......but as is the case most times in the media the muslims seem to want to be heard and have their views acted upon even when its to the detriment of millins of others.......once again Activision have proved what a stupid company they are

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Comment #179 by GrislyDW13
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 04:37:19 AM
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Yet another reason that people are stoopid.

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Comment #180 by cursednaruto
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:50:50 AM
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@11 they are idiots if that is a part of the scripture then it sounds like there vain and who ever did the image might of thought um that's shit goes in the bog and that type of thinking is wrong its thinking like that, that causes disable people to get bullied by idiots @16 same with you don't hate what they believe hate them on what they do.

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Comment #181 by KH308
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 11:14:31 AM
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Didn't know there are so many fucked up people on this site, and also xbox live.

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Comment #182 by KH308
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 11:49:02 AM
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@88 D0ctorNick I assure you I am not. I am just surprised at the reactions of most people on here, never expected it from them. I always thought people here were cool and alright, just wanna check out achievements and all that. And I just feel that just because it says some thing about muslim players, I really doubt that it refers to ALL muslim players, yet it seems as though people here are hating on them all. I just find that disappointing that's all. Like what #172 OldSkoolGamer said makes sense I believe. No need to be calling me a jackass.

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Comment #183 by muckypup75
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 07:32:16 AM
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i wish CoD made Kill Allah mode.

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Comment #184 by Magicman10893
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 02:12:55 PM
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I'm going to go ahead and say exactly that. Not all of them are like what we see in the media. If we judged an entire race/country/religion because of what the fear mongering media showcases then I would be terrified of half of my own country. I have personally met a Muslim who didn't say anything about his religion. I wouldn't have known if someone else hadn't asked him. The media likes to focus on what is "exciting" or "scary" to get viewers rather than report the truth. Look at Fox News. They report on events with a clear conservative bias in order to get conservatives to flock to them and feel like the rest of the media is out to get them.

Also, Yahweh is the name of God in Genesis (the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament). I could go grab my copy from the the garage and find the exact passage, but I don't feel like doing that much work for a response that will most likely not be read.

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Comment #185 by The Stache
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 08:25:08 PM
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They were mad about The Innocence of Muslims film (which is horrid), so this is their revenge!

You know, aside from all the riots, protesting, and killing United States government officials.

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Comment #186 by pissangel
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 02:34:13 PM
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@184 Media is not my origin of thought as your presumtuous ways bring YOUR biased mind to conclude. I dont defend the bible or any other scripture that has been RE-WRITEN to suit a invisible entities ego. Those who restrict themselves to one "truth" are the ones supporting with the power of belief an illogical and proof free "being". Thus being shackled to it's beliefs and not your own. If you weren't so fieble minded, you too might have noticed your own lacking of intelligence, reasoning, comprehension, and conscience. Is the world the exact same as it was when these pieces of re-interpretated chicken scratch from supposedly more than 2000 years ago? I can say NO, because it's obvious, THINGS CHANGE. If not for change wouldn't these profits and messiahs still be here(in physical form). I mean they WERE sooo great and all. People afraid of change control a ever changing and evolving world. What a joke. Just because the vast majority of the people have tied themselves to a certain club of other weak minded people that cant think for themselves makes it the only way it has to be right? NOPE, decide for yourself for once and be free to things you can legitimately PROVE. Science will and in my opinion already has overthrown religous beliefs, as through science you can PROVE anything. Not just saying in so many words I dont know, it must be he who is greater than I. DONT TELL ME THE SKY IS THE LIMIT WHEN THERE ARE FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON.

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Comment #187 by Magicman10893
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 07:00:35 AM
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I like how you assume that just because I am trying to be tolerant of a whole religion, that I am somehow a member of said religion. I am not, and it's people like you that rant and ramble on about other's religions in this manner are why people look down on Athiests/Agnostics.

Sorry this took a long time to respond, as you probably won't ever read this, nor will anyone else I imagine, but I stopped caring over a trivial bit of news for a game I stopped playing long ago.

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