(Update: The good news is that EA changes their minds after receiving a tsunami of criticism and have opted to leave the Taliban out of the game. Good idea with this war still going on and with the bodies of our soldiers still returning from Afghanistan.)
This bit of annoyance is from the Digital Home :
Electronic Arts isn’t wavering in its support of game developer DICE’s decision to let gamers play as Taliban members in the upcoming Medal of Honor.
“At EA we passionately believe games are an artform, and I don’t know why films and books set in Afghanistan don’t get flack, yet [games] do,” EA Games President Frank Gibeau told game developer publication Develop Online this week. “Whether it’s ‘Red Badge of Courage’ or ‘The Hurt Locker,’ the media of its time can be a platform for the people who wish to tell their stories. Games are becoming that platform.”

(Credit: DICE)

Gibeau acknowledged that allowing gamers to play as a Taliban solider is a “creative risk,” but he won’t allow media outcry to “compromise our creative vision and what we want to do.”

I have a real problem with this and it goes to the heart of the Muslim support for the Taliban in the west.  Why?  Because this type of role playing  in Medal of Honor feeds directly into the existing pool of disaffected second-generation Muslim men in the west who are looking for any cause to believe in. Unlike their parents they don’t see the West as home because they feel so marginalized nor do they feel particularly lucky being here.  Instead, they back any Anti-Western Muslim movement even one that thinks it’s okay to gas young Muslim school girls because the girls have the audacity to ask for an education.  In their hateful minds collateral damage comes with the Anti-Western game.
I bet Medal of Honor is a hit with young wannabe suicide bombers recruits while at the same time the game makers are laughing all the way to the bank. If we can contemplate blocking  the building of a mosque we should definitely boycott this hateful Medal of Honor Taliban recruitment game!
More bizarre thinking and this one is unintentionally from NetFlix on a movie recommendation:  Fantastic Mr. Fox
because you enjoyed: Kill Bill: Vol. 2.  Yikes nothing like a little family fare after some samurai carnage, huh?