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Halo Nights in Churches

Shaykh Faraz posted a link to a New York Times article talking about how pastors and priests in America are using Halo, a popular video game for X Box and X Box 360, to attract young people to come to church. For those who don’t know what Halo is: basically you have guns and you kill people (the enemy). You snipe people in the hed, leg, hand, butt, or wherever you can aim. You spray them with 100s of bullets until they die. You throw grenades at them or stick them with sticky grenades. You blow there bodies up into pieces with a rocket launcher. And my personal favorite you slice them with a sword. Yes this game is graphic and violent. It’s rated M for mature audience only.

The New York Times article titled it: “Thou Shalt Not Kill, Except in a Popular Video Game at Church“.

If we were to have a Halo night at a masjid or MSA, the news headline would probably be along the lines of “Young Muslim men train for Jihad using violent video game at Mosque“.

I feel like having a Halo night at our MSA for Eid. Anyone down? Anyone have Halo 3 and X Box 360 they can bring?


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