Online video game taken off Internet after Muslim complaints

The designers of an online video game depicting religious figures in mortal combat say they will take it off the Internet after an influential Islamic organization complained it is offensive to Muslims and Christians. Italy-based Molleindustria told The Associated Press by e-mail the game "Faith Fighter" was intended to satirize intolerance but was misunderstood. The company said the game had been online for more than a year and played millions of times. Earlier Tuesday, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which represents most Muslim countries, called the game "incendiary" and "offensive." Players of the game can engage in martial arts-style combat with characters representing Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, God and the Hindu god Ganesh.