'Beat up an Arab' game appears on Iranian website

The game, linked to the country's Ministry of Culture and Guidance, has faced criticism from Iranian-Arabs who say it's racist.

August 4, 2015 15:28
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Screenshot from Iranian 'Beat Up and Insult the Arab' video game‏.. (photo credit: screenshot)

An Iranian website has released a game titled "Beat Up and Insult the Arab," which allows players to feed and abuse animated Arab characters, Al-Arabiya reported on Tuesday.

The game, which is available for download, was released on a site which is allegedly registered at the country's Center for Regulation of Iranian Websites, which is connected to the Ministry of Culture and Guidance.

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Although the game does not specify which Arab nationality it intended to represent, many Arab-Iranians were upset by the violent depiction of Arabs.

Ahwazi Arabs, who are legally considered citizens of Iran, commented on the game via social media calling it racist.

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