Sony is very sorry

* Amazing how quick the Japanese cave in. What happened to the Bushido spirit?

“We Muslims consider the mixing of music and words from our Holy Qur’an deeply offending (sic)”

Apparently the two Koranic expressions uttered in the “LittleBigPlanet” game are “Every soul shall have the taste of death” and “All that is on earth will perish.” An update on this story.

“LittleBigPlanet delayed,” by Jason Hill for the Age, 

Andrew Bolt

Sony frantically withdraws a computer game that offends one world faith Muslims:

One of the most anticipated PlayStation 3 games of the year will be recalled from Australian stores and destroyed this week after Sony discovered it featured background music with excerpts from the Islamic holy book, the Koran…. Game creator Media Molecule said it was “shellshocked and gutted” by the discovery…

But Sony offered no such recall when it insulted another world faith.

Update:

What makes this recent capitulation even more ridiculous is that the licensed song in question was released some years ago by an African musician, who is in fact a devout Muslim.  Tapha Niang[1], by Toumani Diabate’s[2] Symmetrical Orchestra, has been on sale since 2006.

It’s astounding that a poorly worded forum post by an offended *individual*, purporting to represent the Muslim faith, can have such a far reaching effect on a multinational like Sony. You would have thought that popularising Muslim music might have been a good thing for World Order, but apparently not.

[1]: Amazon – Tapha-Niang 
[2]: Toumani Diabate::Biography

Entertainment giant Sony has apologised to the Church of England for using Manchester cathedral as a backdrop to one of its violent computer games….

The letter from Sony said: “We do not accept that there is any connection between contemporary issues of 21st Century Manchester and a work of science fiction in which a fictitious 1950s Britain is under attack by aliens.

“It is not our intention to cause offence by using a representation of Manchester Cathedral in chapter eight of the work. If we have done so we sincerely apologise.”

Sony has not yet commented on the church’s plea for the game to be removed from shop shelves.

 

“We Muslims consider the mixing of music and words from our Holy Qur’an deeply offending (sic)”

Apparently the two Koranic expressions uttered in the “LittleBigPlanet” game are “Every soul shall have the taste of death” and “All that is on earth will perish.” An update on this story.

“LittleBigPlanet delayed,” by Jason Hill for the Age, October 20:

One of the biggest releases of the year has been delayed because music lyrics in a background song could have caused offense to Muslim players. 

Sony is now hastily recalling all copies of LittleBigPlanet that had been sent to retailers and manufacturing new discs of the PlayStation 3 blockbuster with the offending music track removed.

“During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Qur’an,” says a Sony statement.

“We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologisefor any offence that this may have caused.”

LittleBigPlanet was set for release in Australia on Thursday. A Sony Computer Entertainment Australia spokesman said the company does not yet have a new release date for the game but is confident the delay will be reasonably short.

A post on the official PlayStation forums from “Yasser” says “we Muslims consider the mixing of music and words from our Holy Qur’an deeply offending (sic)” and that it was not the first time that games had contained material offensive to Muslims.

He said the offending musical track was in the first level of the third world in the game (Swinging Safari) and featured Arabic words from the Qur’an translated as“Every soul shall have the taste of death” and “All that is on earth will perish”.

4 thoughts on “Sony is very sorry”

  1. Hi,
    where do these death cult mfs get off. I would suggest that all Muslims be rounded up and sent back to the lands that spawned them – to the theme tune from Exodus.

    Oh, and I apologise to any Muslim who may be offended by my remarks.

  2. This is exactly why Muslims rage & commit terrorism. So when ever anybody does something they deem offensive, all they have to do throw out one complaint and the “offender” has to decide if they want to be on the next short list for riots & suicide bombers…

    or fall in line like a good dhimmi.

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