Activision pulls Modern Warfare 2 map due to objections from Muslim community

There is a painting in a COD map that reads “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty”, and predictably, some Muslim gamers are upset. They aren’t offended by the unusual presence of Allah-worshippers in a favela, but rather because the words hung above a toilet. Activision released an apology:

We apologise to anyone who found this image offensive. Please be assured we were unaware of this issue and that there was no intent to offend. We are working as quickly as possible to remove this image and any other similar ones we may find from our various game libraries.

Given the controversy surrounding the Innocence of Muslims “film”, Activision’s decision to apologize and remove the map is understandable. On the other hand, there is now secular backlash over the removal of the game map.

The issue of shooting Muslims throughout the series was not raised.