Call of Duty map removed at request of Muslim gamers

Activision temporarily pulls Favela multiplayer map from Modern Warfare 2 after users find holy writings in map's bathroom.

Activision has temporarily removed popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer map Favela at the request of Muslim gamers, Kotaku reports.

When Favela returns, this painting will be edited.

YouTube user KhaleDQ84EveR points out in a video that two paintings are hung in the map's bathroom that feature a quote from the Muslim prophet Muhammad, which reads "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty." He explains that it is forbidden for Islamic holy teachings to be featured in bathrooms and sought an apology from Infinity Ward, as well as the removal of the content.

That's exactly what has happened, as Infinity Ward parent company Activision issued a statement to Kotaku apologizing for the issue and noting that the map has been removed from rotation. It will return once it is edited. Additionally, the same texture will be removed from Modern Warfare 3.

"We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive," reads a line from the statement. "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."

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

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AloeVera4
AloeVera4

Oh ok.....they have no problem when their radicalized fellow muslims decapitate people....but this...THIS they have a problem with!!! Jesus, if we continue to bend over backwards to accommodate everyone who gets "offended", there won't be any gaming, movies or music!! Shame on you for caving, Activision!


I submit to you that I'm offended with Muslims killing Americans....real or in the game-world! How's THAT?!

LuIzalot
LuIzalot

Who cares? Everyone knows all Cal of Duty games are worthless after their 12 month run.

seanbrandowen
seanbrandowen

lots of time to look around when you are a camper LOL. 

budahsmoka
budahsmoka

the maps back up now.. the pic is gone but theres a quran in the bog, muahahaha evil activision how dare you :p

AztecApache
AztecApache

LoL It's only taken 1 Muslim 3 years to find this offensive painting, am sure because of this brilliant piece of detective work all the brotherhood will now be up in arms and I guess a few flags will be burnt in protest. LoL (1 Muslim at should get a life)

AztecApache
AztecApache

Why is it that no matter what good christians do , it's always MUSLIMS who get offended and want to kill US.

electro57
electro57

Can we have all the military references removed while we are at it?  We can just rename the series:  Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Seriously speaking I knew this Christian kid who was born into a strictly Catholic family,so strict that his mom didn't allow him to purchase skull candy headphones just because of the skull symbol on it and you know what,he was much less extremist as compared to most of the people in this page.The only thing he ever questioned me regarding my faith was why I couldn't have pork or alchohol.I'am an Indian and so far I felt that despite the presence of few muslim and hindu extremists most of the people in my country never really care about each others faith.It is just your characteristic traits that matter.And technically speaking if all muslims were extremists I'am sure the casualty rates of Americans (both military and civilian) living in arab countries would have been much more than what it is currently.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Wait a minute. I thought people no longer gave a damn about COD games,particularly multiplayer.

drswank
drswank

"We respect the culture of the people you have to kill in our game".

Philly04
Philly04

+30 paragon points for Activision, -88 points For Islamic community [+400xp]    

^ is what this article can be summarized as.

 

But I can agree with the result of this situation. The whole incident came out with a neutral solution. Good. We still have our maps, but now with mistletoe hanging in the bathroom?

Want_2_back
Want_2_back

everyone is talking about Islam badly ....... i'm sure he don't know about it but from stupid media

calvinsora
calvinsora

It's always both hilarious and very tragic to see the obnoxiously ridiculous overreactions that pop up whenever it comes to representation of Muslim holy scripture, but Activision isn't the company to make a point about religious (heck, cultural) freedoms - this was for them the right move, and they're fortunate enough that this didn't snowball into something far worse.

ilyassm
ilyassm

@AloeVera4 what about americans killing muslims? + muslims kill americans when americans send their soldiers to muslims lands.. to kill women and children and old people; not only soldiers.. 

Jag85
Jag85

@AloeVera4


You actually bumped up something almost two years old? Just to vent your frustration over nothing? I think you might have a screw loose in your head.


ilyassm
ilyassm

@AztecApache you won't really like it if it was ur mother's photo in a dirty bathroom.

well to be clear, islam is more important than even our families... 

osama89
osama89

 @AztecApache we have still something called respect in our hearts which u people lost a long time ago

sammoth
sammoth

@solatron

Are you still adding to the comments? It's not like you added anything intelligent to the fray of words here.

 

osama89
osama89

 @budahsmoka we have still something called respect in our hearts which u people lost a long time ago. pathetic people are like u who have no clue what to do and where to go.

MoeAlza
MoeAlza

 @drswank Culture of Muslims? I could understand if you want to shoot middle eastern terrorist, but all 1.5+ billion Muslims? No religion is in any way associated with terrorism. Same thing with cultures.

pesh_fury
pesh_fury

 @drswank you know what's funny?Muslims call the people who kill and burn others also muslims, or "bad muslims". I mean seriously, if they are VERY religious why do they even call them muslims?They don't follow the holy book, ye this offends them. W.T.F.???

That's like saying the christian who rapes little children is "bad christian". Logic = fail.

budahsmoka
budahsmoka

 @eddienoteddy lol, it was a joke m8, if it were real, all COD would be taken down, not just a map ^^

solatron
solatron

 @sammoth ah? i thought yours none of em is any intelligent? how can u evaluate others if u forgot to evaluate yourself?

budahsmoka
budahsmoka

 @osama89 thats rich coming from someone who has no concept of the word "love" u dont even get to pick who your gonna spend the rest of your life with... as for respect, u call moving into a neighbourhood and turning it into a complete shithole respectful? How about flying over to another country, because it more financialy stable than your own, then when your old and raped all the money you can get, building a huge house "back home"..... and calling it "back home" when you go on holiday... if thats your home FUCK OFF back there!!!

Bravo1979
Bravo1979

 @MoeAlza  @drswank For you information, who brought terrorism to the Middle East is USA by installing an advanced base for its terrorism act called "Israel"

MoeAlza
MoeAlza

 @drswank Because we do not have authority to claim who is Muslim or who isn't. This is up to God. But we do condemn any violence, but this isn't shown on the News. All you see on the news are terrorists and so people think 1.5 billion Muslims must be terrorist too. 

MUDDDASSAR
MUDDDASSAR

 @pesh_fury  @drswank meant of bad muslims are those who dont follow islamic  teachings properly. Please dont make fool others

AztecApache
AztecApache

@Stonedwolfed if u read READ dear Muslim stonedwolf I never mentioned the ward "capitulation"

sammoth
sammoth

@MUDDDASSAR

The only reason you hate me is because I called you out for what you truly are. If you don’t like it quit responding. Feel free to come back for more abuse.

 

sammoth
sammoth

@MUDDDASSAR

Ok whatever you say. Mr. Hate. MUDD you are person who has already insulted Jews and Americans on this website. Not me. You claim to be Muslim but, you don’t act like it. You are a Hypocrite and a Racist. You’re not very convincing trying to insult me. When you get back from your English 4th grade class let me know.

 

 

MUDDDASSAR
MUDDDASSAR

 @sammoth   sammoth you are the most hated person i ever chat,your worse talking  obligate me to hear some bad to u. you are the person with sick brain, have no ability to learn with broad mind,extreme idiot.you POS  represent you atheist views very badly.being an atheist you should be neutral but you insult me and other muslim brothers so many time,and on the other hand u side jews and american govt so many time,so you are not atheist, you are the person who is not proper  male and not female but in between.I advice u  please  urgently admit in the nearest mental hospital.In case of delay may be you harm any human,Please go quick

sammoth
sammoth

 @solatron

 So then don't respond. You made your point. I disagree with you and leave it at that.

solatron
solatron

 @sammoth i am calling u out just to tell u that it will be endless continuing like this.

sammoth
sammoth

 @solatron

 Really ? So point out what you have added besides trolling off the spot. Then having the nerve to come back here and call me out ?

budahsmoka
budahsmoka

 @ObeseChipmunk  @osama89 im only basing my numbers on what i see around me and what were shown on the news, i realise i probally look like an ultra racist, but the fact is ive grown up around muslim and sikh familys, all the sikh's were fine, clean and genuinly nice, only a handful of the muslim familys were the same and they were the ones you could tell were starting to disconnect them selves from stereotypes (could even tell based on how they dressed), thats why they moved to the neighbourhoods like mine, we all get our opinions from what we see around us, and thats just what they are... opinions, i just disagree with the majority of muslims ways!

ObeseChipmunk
ObeseChipmunk

 @budahsmoka  @osama89 Even when you say majority, or 90%, where are you coming up with those numbers? You can't give statistics based on anecdotal evidence. But at least you're toning down your generalizations a bit so I'll give you that. The thing is, Canada is a country based on immigration (but began with its indigenous population of course). England was already an established nation state before its wave of immigration started, so I can see why culture clashes might be stronger there. I guess that's the price of colonizing the world, now your country is being invaded!

budahsmoka
budahsmoka

 @ObeseChipmunk  @osama89 yeh, u live in a nice country.. lucky for you, any muslim thats moving there isnt gonna be that bad, the ones that come here originally come for the free health care and benefits system (not all but most.. not just muslims either...) not all muslims here are bad.. but about 90% are, i never once said ALL muslims are like this, just the majority, and since when does anyone judge anything by the minority? as for your comment about the UK, do u realise about 40% of england are foreign, btw thats ENGLAND.. not UK!

ObeseChipmunk
ObeseChipmunk

 @budahsmoka  @osama89 

lmao. look, I feel bad that you have to deal with some of that nonsense in your country. But do you honestly think that 1.6 billion people in the world are "pathetic" and "riot in their own streets killing their own people"?

Get real dude. I live in Canada and the Muslims here are nothing like that.

Yes, I am talking to you about logic, which you SEVERELY lack. Does it really make sense to implicate the actions of a few to the whole lot?

What happens in the UK when a team doesn't win their football (we call it soccer) match? There's senseless rioting on the streets, people get hurt and shops get destroyed.

Oh, I guess this means that the UK is just a bunch of hooligans who destroy their own towns and injure each other over nothing more than a stupid game. Yep, ALL of the UK is like that. It must be true. Bunch of hooligans who hurt themselves. It boggles my mind how every single man and woman in the UK can be this way!

budahsmoka
budahsmoka

 @ObeseChipmunk  @budahsmoka  @osama89 wait until they ravage your neighbourhood and literally drop the prices of houses in the area.. and talk like their logic is the only way forward... have them sit their and tell you why islam is so great and UK is so shit while sitting in the UK having the coversation, and when u bring it up all they can say is "naa naa.. u dont understand", they dont listen, 1 of my best friends is/supposed to be a muslim, and even he hates em, u kno why... because he has a mite of intelligence and free will in his brain, but yet he wont tell his mom, cus he knows she'll disown him... yeh osama89.. real respectful disowning your own child for him having his own opinion... move to my neck of the woods and you'll feel the same mate. as far as arranged marriage goes, i dont care if its got nothing to do with the topic at hand, i'm just pointing out yet another reason why muslims are so fucked up... u know they complained about the st george cross being displayed on st georges day, saying it was offensive?!! WTF is that all about, u try pull shit like that in pakistan and you'll be stoned to death... and you talk to me about logic???

ObeseChipmunk
ObeseChipmunk

 @budahsmoka  @osama89 

budah, I've seen 12 year olds with more logic and intelligence than you. How the fuck do you know if osama89 will get an arranged marriage, and what relevance does that have to the issue at hand? Arranged marriages are purely cultural and have nothing to do with Islam.

Your generalizations are atrocious, and I would even say they are funny for how ridiculous and uninformed they are. Sadly for you though, this is not a satire, and all it does is make you seem like a complete idiot with zero common sense.