Idiot of the week: “Sigvatr”

13 09 2008

Not to be outdone by the loving Christian heathen-genocide fantasy that is the Left Behind video game, some right-wing asshat has provided other right-wing asshats with the wherewithal to engage in a Muslim genocide fantasy in their own homes.

A computer game in which players control an American soldier on a mission to “wipe out the Muslim race” has been condemned as tasteless and offensive by British Muslim groups.

The game called Muslim Massacre, which is available as a free download over the internet, allows players to take control of an “American Hero” whose goal is to “ensure that no Muslim man or woman is left alive.”

After being parachuted into the Middle East armed with a machine gun and rocket launcher, the aim is to kill as many Arabs as possible – some dressed as terrorists, others apparently civilians.

Players progress through various levels where they take on Osama bin Laden, Mohammed and finally Allah. (The Times)

Either you love murdering brown people, or you’re with the terrorists.

UPDATE: The game is probably a Poe—that much is intimated by the subtitle “The Game of Modern Religious Genocide.” That doesn’t make it any less idiotic, nor does it make critics of the game viable targets of the inevitable “PC” shut-up, unless it has become unfashionably “PC” to oppose the slaughter of people because of their religious affiliation. (Substitute “Jew” for “Muslim” in the title of the game and the point is made.) This kind of satire was much better executed in films like Series 7 and Team America, and unintentionally in the aforementioned Left Behind: Eternal Forces.

The jury is still out on whether the individual responsible for Muslim Massacre is as right-wing as I’ve suggested. In January of this year he was interviewed by IndieGames.com in relation to a couple of games he is developing: Link-Dead and Beserker:

For me, making Berserker is a bit of a political thing because the country I live in (Australia) doesn’t have an R18+ rating for video games. Any video game that would qualify for such a rating is simply banned immediately. I want to challenge the Australian censorship lobby by releasing an explicitly violent and sexual game for free on the internet because they won’t be able to do anything about it.

In the country in which Sigvatr lives, much of the popularity of the former government throughout the 2000s can be attributed to its successful cultivation of the kind of gut-driven anti-Muslim sentiment that a game like Muslim Massacre appeals to. That government also happened to be a key proponent of the very censorship of electronic media which Sigvatr opposes and seeks to subvert.

Sadly, in the country in which Sigvatr lives we don’t enjoy the same kind of freedom of expression as is enshrined in documents such as the US Bill of Rights (the degree to which the political Right in that country sees fit to ignore that particular document notwithstanding), and his game is currently being investigated by Queensland police. That, in my view, is far more outrageous than the game itself.


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13 09 2008
Me

Without doing any further research on the game other than reading this article, it seems to be extremely satirical or extremely sarcastic, in the same vein as 4chan.

Either that or it’s some amazing reverse propoganda since now certain muslim groups can claim “HERE IS WHAT AMERICA THINKS OF US, SEE HOW THEY TRAIN THEIR CHILDREN” and so on (even if it wasn’t designed for that purpose, I bet someone uses it like that).

13 09 2008
AV

Without doing any further research on the game other than reading this article, it seems to be extremely satirical or extremely sarcastic, in the same vein as 4chan.

In all likelihood it’s a Poe, though a very ill-considered one. (“Sigvatr’s” own explanation—”metaphorically destroying the stereotypical depiction of a Muslim”—smells an awful lot like post hoc apologetics to me.)

In any case, as Left Behind: Eternal Forces demonstrates, the Right already does a smashing enough job of unintentional self-parody on its own.

13 09 2008
Y-NET

what a mad man who is the maker of the game, like the other jews (uncivilised). they dont realise by these kinds of stupid things, The Muslims are waking up. The time is near when all Muislims wake up and give them a very nice answer. so they will never able do these things again…..

13 09 2008
Y-NET

kafirown maan jao apni en harkatown se a naheen tow tumhara bhee zawaal kareeb hai Insha ALLAH

13 09 2008
Y-NET

TRY TO UNDER STAND WHAT ISLAM IS, IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAN READ QURAN AND ITS AVAILABLE IN MOST OF THE LANGUAGES. DON’T BE ILLITERATE (ALL NON MUSLIMS) FIRST KNOW ABOUT ISLAM THAN TALK ABOUT IT. DONT HATE ANYTHING THAT YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT IT. MAY GOT FORGIVE YOUR MISTAKE, DAY OF JODGEMENT IS NEAR PREPARE YOURSELF

13 09 2008
asim

Contradicting to the teaching of jesus (peace be upon him) of love

13 09 2008
Bruce

And here come the bots, or at least people behaving like bots. I’m at odds trying to decide if the cynical non-engagement is a deliberate play at numbers, or if there is a general attempt to address the educated, modern world, thus demonstrating a failure to realise that mimicking the tone of a Nigerian-email-scam won’t work.

13 09 2008
AV

OK, Y-NET, I don’t take too kindly to comment-spammers, so your next contribution had better be lucid, had better be in English and had better be posted with the CAPS LOCK turned off. Thanks.

what a mad man who is the maker of the game, like the other jews (uncivilised). they dont realise by these kinds of stupid things, The Muslims are waking up. The time is near when all Muislims wake up and give them a very nice answer. so they will never able do these things again…..

What evidence is there that the programmer is Jewish? And on what basis does a frothing-at-the-mouth fundie like yourself presume to speak on behalf of all Muslims?

TRY TO UNDER STAND WHAT ISLAM IS, IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAN READ QURAN AND ITS AVAILABLE IN MOST OF THE LANGUAGES. DON’T BE ILLITERATE (ALL NON MUSLIMS) FIRST KNOW ABOUT ISLAM THAN TALK ABOUT IT. DONT HATE ANYTHING THAT YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT IT. MAY GOT FORGIVE YOUR MISTAKE, DAY OF JODGEMENT IS NEAR PREPARE YOURSELF

Well, if one were to judge Islam by your contributions to this thread, one would conclude that Islam is the ad baculum fallacy writ large. Unfortunately for you, I see no reason to judge Islam by your incoherent ramblings.

Nor is there any evidence that the “DAY OF JUDGEMENT IS NEAR.” And no, CAPS LOCK does not constitute evidence.

Asim:

Contradicting to the teaching of jesus (peace be upon him) of love

And . . . ?

Bruce:

And here come the bots, or at least people behaving like bots.

Either that, or the Angry German Kid has discovered my blog.

14 09 2008
Y-NET

Mr. Bruce see & understant the meaning of what i write, don’t be criticiser for every thing comes from a muslim. secondly english is not my language may i do mistakes(if understand the meaning its enough for you). wiil you follow what i write if it is without caps lock. ask yourself (people criticise those which even they get all what they what) what type you are a criticiser os a understanding person sorry if i make feel you bad

14 09 2008
Y-NET

Mr. Bruce regarding nigeria e-mail scam what you think it is i m sure it is from a person using a mulim name. anybody can put his/her name as a muslim name but a real muslims are those who summit there will to ALLAH HO SUBHANA TALA. Did you know that the name of jesus (peace upon him) came in quran 25 times, i think you don’t, that’s why i am requesting you please first know about islam than say anything don’t argue here for nathing. don’t blame islam.

14 09 2008
Y-NET

Mr. AV & all the world is running on faith believe & hope, we all know that we will die one day, if you not, but all believe that, did you know when you will die ?. you don’t, who is the creator of this universe ? why we born why we die(what is the reason for come to this world) ? where is the end of space ? and what power is behind to all stars, planet satellite so they are doing their job exactly? give me answer with reason or shut up your keyboard (its the keyboard that is writing these words not my month Mr. av, sorry without caps)

14 09 2008
Y-NET
14 09 2008
AV

Mr. Bruce see & understant the meaning of what i write, don’t be criticiser for every thing comes from a muslim.

Strawman. What makes you think Bruce’s criticisms are motivated by your religious affiliation?

secondly english is not my language may i do mistakes(if understand the meaning its enough for you).

I understand that English is not your first language, and you are allowed to make mistakes. But please be aware that we may not be familiar with your language, so there is no point making comments using it.

wiil you follow what i write if it is without caps lock.

I doubt it. CAPS LOCK is the Internet’s equivalent of hysterical screaming, and most people are not inclined to listen to hysterical screaming.

what type you are a criticiser os a understanding person

What is the difference?

Mr. Bruce regarding nigeria e-mail scam what you think it is i m sure it is from a person using a mulim name. anybody can put his/her name as a muslim name but a real muslims are those who summit there will to ALLAH HO SUBHANA TALA.

For your information: “Nigerian Scam” (Snopes.com)

Did you know that the name of jesus (peace upon him) came in quran 25 times, i think you don’t, that’s why i am requesting you please first know about islam than say anything don’t argue here for nathing. don’t blame islam.

Y-NET, Bruce and I are not Christians, so why do you think it makes a difference to us how many times the name of a character from one work of fiction is mentioned in another work of fiction? It is also irrelevant to the topic of this thread: the computer game “Muslim Massacre.”

Please read the blog post again, and try to control your Pavlovian responses every time you see the word “Muslim” appear somewhere on the Interwebs. You will see that I don’t approve of the computer game in question, though I also don’t approve of suggestions that the game should be banned nor that its creator should be punished. I believe in democracy and free speech. How about you?

Mr. AV & all the world is running on faith believe & hope, we all know that we will die one day, if you not, but all believe that, did you know when you will die ?. you don’t, who is the creator of this universe ? . . . . Etc. Etc. Etc.

Y-NET, this is irrelevant to the topic of this thread, and I am not obliged to discuss it here. You may find answers to this question elsewhere on this blog. You will also find, much more readily, my Comments Policy, and there you will learn that I don’t as a rule allow off-topic comments. So please get back with the program.

14 09 2008
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14 09 2008
ozatheist

Sigvatr just sounds like a shit-stirrer to me. I guess he’s having a laugh, writing violent games just for the fun of it. I don’t know why so many people get so upset about all this. There are stacks of violent games on the market and in some of them the aim is to kill all the enemy. The enemy being monsters or other humans, why is this one getting such special attention?

14 09 2008
Bruce

Which brings us back to Bible Man!

15 09 2008
Qaiser

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[What was I just saying about off-topic ramblings and CAPS LOCK? Are you people really this dense? --- AV]

17 09 2008
Jackson

i have played the game and actually found it quite fun, its like a classic remake of games made in the early 90′s people who have a problem with it should just chill out or not play it. call of duty 4 involes killing arabs and ruski’s and they are not complaing!

17 09 2008
Jackson

seconday Y- net is an Idiot

6 11 2008
mike

This is disgusting. I am ashamed as an Australian with this ethnically motivated game. For those that say it is a joke, I ask you to look at the name alone. This is clearly an immature spoilt kid that hasn’t grown up in the real world.

You Sigvatr, are a disgrace.

18 11 2008
musulman

TO ALL MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD!..2 BILLION

WE CHALLENGE MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD>>>KILL SIGVATR, HANG HIM TO DEATH!
SIGVATR IS A BIGOT!
GET HIS LOCATION ADDRESS>>>>>KILL HIM!

MUSLIMS…..KILL SIGVATR!

18 11 2008
AV

WE CHALLENGE MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD>>>KILL SIGVATR, HANG HIM TO DEATH!
SIGVATR IS A BIGOT!
GET HIS LOCATION ADDRESS>>>>>KILL HIM!

“Behead those who say Islam is violent!” :)

(Normally I’d toss spleen-filled ALLCAPS rants such as that defecated by “musulman,” but the unintentional irony is simply too delicious. The fundamentalist brain strikes again!)

18 11 2008
AV

BTW “musulman,” is your God so weak that he needs mindless thugs like yourself to murder those who insult him. Can’t he fight his own battles?

Or is your chest-beating display of indignation less about defending the honour of your magic sky fairy, and more about bolstering your own precious little bruised ego?

1 12 2008
Abdullah

Oh come on!

I love America , i have many friends at there ! but, this is make me (i don’t know)!

i know it’s Jews made this suck !

in technical loooooooooooooooool << shut up

Muslims are a nice people, believe me

1 12 2008
AV

I stubbed my toe this morning, Abdullah. Normally I’d put it down to fatigue, poor co-ordination and ill luck, but now I realise it was all the fault of Teh Joooooooooos.

3 10 2009
God

Fuck all muslim niggers.

3 01 2010
Jesus

Dad, you are such a racist!

29 06 2011
nigger

you’re all niggers

7 11 2011
wowwy

It’s a game. Get over it.

7 11 2011
PACK

Sigvatr thought of the antisocial muslims. I agree with him.

12 01 2012
Mary Jane

Its a video game you faggots need to get a clue and buy a life.

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