- Jul 25, 2008
It's called mob rule.Insomniac55 said:Does anyone think that the Muslims may get a degree of special treatment when it comes to things that offend them, due to the riots and such which were sparked off by that stupid video a few weeks back? And I'm not suggesting that Muslims are generally violent, just commenting on what the public perception may be for a while.
To illustrate my point, I can't see Smite getting altered to fit the demands of the Hindus, simply because I doubt there's a perception of the Hindus doing anything but complaining about it (which they have every right to do). However I doubt any publisher would dare create a game depicting Muhammad in the same light as the Hindu deities are in Smite.
Likewise, the tiny mistake of putting that picture in the wrong spot on that map, has prompted Activision to pull the map until the patch is out. Think about it... they haven't just said 'We'll make a patch and remove the texture', they've actually gone to the extent of pulling the map 'till the patch is ready.
It's almost like people are getting scared of offending the Muslims.
If one guys comes to your house to beat you up, the police arrest him.
If 50 guys come to your house to beat you up, the police arrest YOU!
They'll charge you with some bullshit like "inciting hatred" even if it was inadvertent and hatred against yourself and get 3 months in prison as is all too common in the UK. It's not specially with Muslims, it's any large mob the police find it easier to side them them and carry out their retribution with abuse of laws to imprison people for being the victim of anger.