Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Muslim-Offending MW2 Map Favela Returns To Multiplayer After Painting’s Removal

Muslim-Offending MW2 Map Favela Returns To Multiplayer After Painting’s Removal

Activision has now reinstated the Modern Warfare 2 Favela multiplayer map that caused a stir amongst Muslim gamers, after a 17MB patch removed controversial textures.

Part of the Muslim gaming community was offended by a framed painting in the shooter which was placed above a toilet. The painting had holy teachings written around its frame: “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty.”

The wording is no longer part of the frame.

Expect the update to go live on Xbox 360 and PC soon.

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  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Nice job Activision, what about the other problems like OP guns and OP perks? But still nice job.

  • narwall14

    no one cares about Allah or God when it comes to gaming just play the game

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    Oh no Narwall, you obviously haven’t conversed with Muslims. I always respect what everyone believes, as long as they respect me, not a problem with that, I’m not dissing them. But they get overly sensitive — the text read “Allah is beautiful, and He likes beauty” or something along the lines of that. How is that offensive, is beyond me.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    ^ Chris I respect you for respecting my religion and share the same sentiment as your ways. Just respect me and I shall respect you. But the thing about the text is that it was hung in a bathroom full of crap and the toilet was dirty. We like to think of the text hanging in a clean area not in places of filth. I hope you can understand my feeling towards the matter.

    As for you narwall, what if during a game a guy took of his cross and threw it in a dirty bathroom and said “YOU NEVER HELPED ME and some words I shall not say”. Would you not feel enraged or sad?

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    I understand that. Still, it’s quite enraging that Activision knows about OMA or the other perks, weapons etc, and they do nothing, but when the Muslims find something offensive, they RUSH to fix it. Just goes to show that they’re shitting on the community, because if they really weren’t hearing, the Muslim complaints would have fallen upon deaf ears.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    And it is true most Muslims get overly – sensitive. Ugh you would not believe how many people criticized my friend before because he was Christian. He is a great friend. Also the time during when some people made the video Criticizing Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), most people became enraged and killed those people although in our Qur’an it says not to kill anyone. Those were most of the people, but their were some Muslims who protested peacefully. And those who protested peacefully never got noticed by the media, so most people thing Muslims are savages. There are people who are crazy and sensible in my Religion. I am grateful for the sensible.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Hmm, let me jump in here, because, respecting your religion Tgod, I still don’t see how it was offensive. I mean, don’t people pray in bathrooms? I know I do. So is it considered disrespectful to pray to your God in a bathroom amongst Muslims? I think it was an issue that was blown way out of proportion, and it never bodes well for good-will Muslims like you, Grim, it always gives the religion a bad name. I see nothing wrong there at all.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    That’s the thing, Grim, for some reason Muslims always go about and kill people, then go in the streets yelling Allah is great. I mean, what kind of God goes about telling his followers to commit mass terror because, eh, some amature made a badly-produced, poor grade film?
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    Not all muslims, I know. There are great people who are Muslims! I have a lot of Muslim friends, but most of what we see is simply violence, man, and a whole lot of women-suppressing.
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    Look at what the Taliban did to that little girl!

  • Ghost250

    @Grim, personally i understand you feelings but at the same time it fits the premise of the game after all the map is a war ravaged town i don’t expect the bathroom to be any more clean than the living rooms, bedrooms etc. but alas its removed so i don’t really think it matters anymore.

  • rpatricky

    I do most of my praying in the bathroom. Usually it is to stop puking.

  • rpatricky

    What’s with the whole “no left handed hand shakes and touching or whatnot”? I know it has something to do with being the dirty hand one wipes with, but it doesn’t make sense to me….. I use my right. (off topic but still kind of of on topic)

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Well Ernice like I said, it like a half-half situation. Some Muslims are crazy some are sane. And dude the bathroom praying is not possible since inside MW2 that bathroom was full of shit. We do make small prayers everywhere we go, but dude the filth inside that bathroom inside the game was like they were disrespecting Muslims. I didn’t care that much though, it’s just a game. And it’s true Muslims suppress Women, that is the most sad thing to me. There was once a women’s husband who had a heart attack and she had to drive him to the Hospital, the police shortly arrested her and fined her. Although some small places around here allow women driving, it’s mostly a no-no.

    And rpatricky, yeah we don’t shake with left-hands. Because we wipe with that hand. It’s also kinda the same rule as being a -half-Taiwanese person, we don’t give gifts with the left hand. Usually the both or the right hand. You guys can ask me any questions if you are curious.

  • foxton

    religion is bollocks and the cause of all evil!
    im sorry if you find my comments blunt, but i really dont give a shit.
    THis is an absolute rediculous story. Muslims are moaning that it says allah is beautiful, yet you dont moan about the actual game where your going around shooting and killing people?! a lot of which in these types of games are American made where “muslims” are perceived as the enemy, Isn’t that more offensive than some writing praising your god?!!
    come on man put it into perspective, this is not real life it is a game!!! and as for someone flinging a cross into dirty water or whetever you said, big deal i wouldnt give a shit.
    Instead of muslims moaning about this and moaning about that offending your culture why dont you spend your time on more productive things like trying to prevent your fellow people from blowing themselves up and killing people in the name of allah. (and before anyone starts I no westerners are no better to a certain extent)
    People need to get a grip, this really isnt a big deal. Just because someone finds it offensive doesnt mean it should be removed! hell im sure everyone finds something offensive about something! does that mean it should be removed? no so get over it!
    ps you wipe with your left hand? i find that impossible lol i have to use my right. ever heard of soap? And what you mean half tawainese person?!
    This conversation is clearly about something very sensitive and far further reaching than gaming. so i suggest this thread stops now.
    ps sorry if i have offended anyone

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    ^ No problem foxton, everyone has their views on religion. Most of them are negative towards Islam, but I really don’t give a fuck. Anyways you said something about stopping people blowing themselves up for Allah? We do, we try, it’s just that they are so into them-selves they can’t stop. We also don’t consider them Muslims because nobody should kill them-selves. And dude I’ma just give you an example about the game thing, like I said what if a guy threw his cross into a pile of cow shit and said fuck god and fuck Christianity? Hm? Wouldn’t you feel mad? What if a guy made fun of Jesus in a video or a game? Would you feel a slight feeling of hate? If you said no then mate, you’re not human.
    Sorry if the example if harsh, anyone.

  • foxton

    no grim i wouldnt give a fuck, im not religious, i dont believe in it, is all bollocks.I believe in evolution and science, not some fictional crap that is physically impossible. You can abuse god all you like, make a video of jesus i honestly wouldnt give a shit and 95% of westerners wouldnt either

  • foxton

    and in your example no one has thrown allah in cow shit, no one has said fuck him, the message says he is beautiful?!!!
    so what the hell you on about. I realise that you can take offense to it in some way beacuse it is in a dirty toliet, but come one, is every single place in every single part of every single muslim country spotlessley clean?!
    i honestly think its a joke and pathetic but i do appreciate it offends you, but i also hoently think that it was not put in to the game to offend anyone in the slightest. Next they will stop any games wioth the mention of christmas in incase it offend you next!

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Okay mate, I’m not gonna disrespect you. You have your own views and I have my own. Not gonna say anything any more because I know religion can sometime break friendships.

  • narwall14

    Well tgod I would not take offense and start killing every Muslim i see thats for sure,i might get a little upset but you can’t do anything to my God

  • foxton

    good idea grim :) this is the problem with religion though! i honeslty think if there was no religion the world would be a much happier and peaceful place. Anyway this is a gaming site. Sorry if any of my comments offended you mate

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Nah nothing can offend me, after seeing Reddit, and being on Reddit for about 3 months I lost all my feelings. I can still feel happiness, but I can never feel disgust in real life anymore after the WTF section. My life is weird now.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    :D

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