UK Defense Secretary wants Medal of Honor banned
The UK Defense Secretary, Liam Fox, wants stores to ban the sale of the Medal of Honor, the popular first person shooter as a player can play as the Taliban and kill British troops. Medal of Honor, which is due to be released in October, is based on the war between allied forces and the Taliban. Players get to choose sides; either play as NATO forces or as the Taliban.
A clip on the YouTube website shows a Taliban soldier fighting in southern Helmand province, where UK forces are based.
Gamers are apparently instructed to stop the coalition "at all costs", and receive points for every allied troop they kill.
Dr Fox said: "It's shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban. At the hands of the Taliban, children have lost fathers and wives have lost husbands.
"I am disgusted and angry. It's hard to believe any citizen of our country would wish to buy such a thoroughly un-British game. I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product."