Call of Duty: Vanguard It went on sale on November 5, and at first glance, it is a huge hit with most gamers. However, some of them are not happy at all.
Especially those who profess the Muslim religion. The reason is the disrespectful way in which one of his most important symbols of his faith, the Koran. The matter got to such a degree that Activision had to apologize. What exactly happened?
The way the Quran was treated provoked the anger of many
The problem has to do with the mode Zombies of the game. Through social networks it was revealed that some pages of this sacred book appear on the floor of one of the maps. They are scattered and loose, even stained with blood.
The fact is that in order to move forward it is necessary to step on them, which is considered disrespectful. In some you can read quotes with great meaning.
Among the texts in Call of Duty: Vanguard can be read ‘In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful’. This is the basmala, an islamic ritual formula with which the suras or chapters of Koran.
It is no wonder that many who profess Islam are outraged. An independent developer, Rami Ismail, you already complained on your account at Twitter for this error of Activision.
Ismail commented ‘Could we just not put the text of the Quran on the ground or in places… where people can walk on it?’.
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This Call of Duty: Vanguard content has already been removed
To the above, Rami Ismail added ‘even if you think religion is nonsense, there is simply no reason to be disrespectful to the culture and beliefs of two billion people in a video game for a throwaway item’.
The response from the company came on this same social network.
The message starts with ‘Call of Duty is made for everyone’, and then continue ‘there was erroneously insensitive content for the Muslim community last week, and since then, it has been removed from the game’.
This continues ‘It should never have appeared the way it did. We deeply apologize. ‘.
The company ends with ‘we are taking immediate measures internally to address the situation in order to prevent this type of event in the future’. This situation is something else unfortunate.