17 Jun '11, 10am

Tajikistanis upset over Operation Flashpoint: Red River -in the game, US and Chinese forces "prevent Islamist takeover"

DUSHANBE - A VIDEOGAME depicting a fictional US and Chinese invasion of Tajikistan to prevent an Islamist takeover has upset the Central Asian nation after apparently touching a raw nerve. A member of parliament called the game creators on Friday 'foes' with a 'sick fantasy,' as he urged parliament to ban sale of the videogame Operation Flashpoint: Red River. This computer game is a result of sick fantasy by Tajikistan's foes, who dream that our country will remain in the abyss of constant conflicts,' said Mr Davlatali Davlatzoda, a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party. 'It is painful and horrible to watch how our villages and cities are being destroyed as a result of anti-extremist actions by the Chinese and the Americans,' he said. 'Our country will have presidential elections in 2013 and I am deeply convinced that certain forces cannot calmly watch how they wi...

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