Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 'Favela' Map Prompts Complaints Over Islamic Script In Bathroom
A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map has been pulled after a number of Muslim gamers complained over Islamic script featured in a bathroom on one of the levels. The popular 'Favela' multiplayer map features a bathroom in which one of the Prophet Muhammad's sayings (a hadith) is written around a mirror.
According to IGN, the script reads "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty" and can be viewed through the crosshairs of a weapon on the second floor bathroom..
The discovery comes in the context of the recent global furore surrounding the anti-Islamic YouTube film 'Innocence of Muslims', which sparked widespread and occasionally violent protests in many countries.
The presence of the offending in-game object was flagged up on YouTube. The game's makers Activision said they had removed the level until an update can be released, whereupon the map will be reinstated.
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