(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/4/14) â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Google to remove violent games like “Bomb Gaza” from its Play app store. Other Google Smartphone games include “Gaza Assault.”
The “Bomb Gaza” game, which tells users that they must “drop bombs and avoid killing civilians,” was added to the Play store on July 29 and has already been downloaded hundreds of times. Israel has killed more than 1,800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, in its most recent attacks on Gaza.
SEE: Bomb Gaza: the 'disgusting' games on Google's app store (Telegraph)
In a statement, CAIR said:
“It is unconscionable that anyone would seek to profit from or appear to promote the ongoing slaughter of civilians in Gaza. We ask Google to immediately remove these games from its Play store and to screen future submissions and reject content that would make a game of killing civilians anywhere in the world.”
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org