Capcom loses Zack & Wiki's religion

Capcom's Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is an adventure game for the Nintendo Wii that follows a young boy and his magical pet as they travel through several fantasy worlds, solving puzzles and acquiring prizes. About as inoffensive as it comes, right? Not so, it would seem, as the...

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Capcom's Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is an adventure game for the Nintendo Wii that follows a young boy and his magical pet as they travel through several fantasy worlds, solving puzzles and acquiring prizes. About as inoffensive as it comes, right? Not so, it would seem, as the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced today that it has successfully petitioned Capcom to edit a portion of the game it found offensive.

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CAIR had asked Capcom to remove the common Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar"--which translates to "God is most great"--from the game. CAIR did not say how the phrase was used in the game or why it found the phrase offensive. However, it did note that it is one of the most commonly used religious statements uttered by Muslims and is used often in daily Islamic prayers.

Responding to CAIR's inquiry, a Capcom spokesperson stated, "The phrase has been removed from the game and will not be heard in future videos released to the public."

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