Saudis Weigh In On Games


Posted April 25, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

If you listen to some Right Wing theorists, recent world history is defined by a mortal struggle between civilizations, with the Islamic World and Western Capitalism locked in perpetual combat. But there's one thing both both extremist Muslims and far-out Christians seem to agree on: Videogames are bad.

We've all heard from the moralists of the West, but now the East is ringing in: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs has apparently notified all of the country’s imams that using PlayStation can be dangerous.

According to Gamepolitics.com: His message reads:

They are dangerous games, because they teach the wrong thing to children. They have a negative influence on the personality of children, and thus from an Islamic point of view, it is not acceptable to waste time in this manner.

Gamepolitics.com: PlayStation Under Fire in Saudi Arabia

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Saudis Weigh In On Games


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