You've certainly heard by now about the recent recall of LittleBigPlanet. The inclusion of music containing verses from the Qur'an was the reason for the recall. The official quote from Sony: "we sincerely apologize for any offense that this may have caused." Avoiding controversy for such a big title is certainly understandable, but now, it appears that some Muslim groups are now calling foul, this time over "censorship", as seen in this article at Edge. Is this one of those lose/lose situations?
The musician behind the controversial song, Toumani Diabate, had this to say to gamesindustry.biz:
"It's quite normal to play music and be inspired by the words of the Prophet Mohammed," Diabate explained. "It's my way to attract and inspire people towards Islam."
Others, of course, disagree. I think Muslims are a lot like Christians, Buddhists, and even atheists, at least in one respect: they don't all agree on everything. Personally, I applaud Sony for taking a significant loss in revenue to make sure their game isn't offensive to anyone. At least, until the penis shaped user created levels start turning up! You can check out the controversial song after the break.