I am one of the millions who read the "Left Behind" series. Authors Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim La Haye have help hundreds of thousands of people realize they're sinners in need of a Savior, Jesus Christ. Left Behind has expanded into movies and host of other items based on the last book of the Bible. Keeping up with popular culture, they've jumped into the video game market with "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" just in time for the Christmas holiday. Based on the series, players control forces from a vantage point high above the action. They do not personally participate in the action, they command units to perform tasks. No blood and gore as in other popular games, players conduct physical and spiritual warfare. Sounds harmless enough and something I'd put under my tree for a youngster.
Well, the muslim community, led by CAIR, have their panties in bunch over what they're calling a "convert or die" game. Once again CAIR is letting muslims know they're offended. This week, all the whine-o-grams have been telling the RoP faithful how offend they are and how to articulate those feelings by crafting an email or fax to H. Lee Scott Jr Wal-Mart CEO.
Using the "pay to play" media outlet, CAIR claims "it has received complaints about the game. The game reportedly rewards players for either converting or killing people of other faiths.
Now why would muslims buy a video game aimed at Christian audiences? Has CAIR actually looked at the game to see if the rewards players receive are in fact for converting or killing people of other faiths?
The whole "convert or die" concept CAIR is whining about sounds just like islam. Ask Jill Carroll, Steve Centanni and his cameraman, Olaf Wiig. Weren't they given the option to "convert or die?" I would think muslims would embrace such a game forcing a religious conversion.
Nihad Awad, CAIR spokesman, said "We believe the message this game is promoting is one of religious intolerance. The game's enemy team includes people with Muslim sounding names." Awad also claims "We have no desire to stifle creativity or inhibit freedom of speech. However, it is our duty as America's leading Islamic civil rights group to promote mutual understanding and ensure the safety of Americans of all faiths." Really? Tell me Nihad, when was the last time CAIR came out in support of anything in the Jewish or Christian communities?
When asked about the arab and muslim sounding names, Left Behind Games' President Jeffrey Frichner said, "Muslims are not believers in Jesus Christ and therefore cannot be on the side of Jesus in the game." Yep, that's what I believe. What's the problem CAIR?
I haven't seen the game but I plan to download the free demo from the Left Behind: Eternal Forces website. The ummah cries foul at the drop of a hat, but I don't see Christian groups being offended by an islamic prayer video game. There's a host of islamic video games and not all of them are moral or even civil for that matter. The muslim brotherhood has decided to use a video game to indoctrinate young muslims in the ways of hate and destruction. No Jewish or Christian outcry to ban these games teaching the future generation in the ways of jihad, and not the inner struggle to be a good muslim. These games train youngsters to hate and dominate. CAIR and the entire muslim community need to clean their own house before they bring a Dustbuster to mine.