Muslims are not necessarily Arab, and Arabs are not necessarily Muslim."Why do we need to be represented by our faith? "It's 1.6 billion people across the world with various nationalities, backgrounds, languages.Not all Muslims speak Arabic." For example, Ismail said, the world's largest Muslim nation is Indonesia, which is not anywhere near the Middle East.If you're going to have a foreign language, have someone who can read it.If you're going to have a religion in the game, get someone who understands it.""These are very simple things," he said.The same broad brush, he says, applies to video games too. "There have been some latent animosity that has erupted in the past year leading to untoward criticism and actual violence.""We are often just reduced to four or five stereotypes," said Dr.Romana Ramzan, a game design lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK. So if you're a woman, you wear a hijab [...] If you're a man, you have a beard or wear your national dress." She added that Muslims are also often portrayed as aggressive and violent."In games, we will be represented as the 'other' people who are the ones you have to kill.
You can choose your language settings from within the program.Another example of a positive portrayal of a Muslim character is Faridah Malik in .She's a chief helicopter pilot described as a third-generation American born in Dearborn, Michigan, who's also a faithful practicing Muslim.The above screenshot of Karachi in , for example, has Arabic written over it.But Arabic isn't spoken in Pakistan, which is where Karachi is located.