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Iraqi video artist Wafaa Bilal, a faculty member of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, was fingered as a terrorist by the Institute’s College Republicans because of a video game he created called “The Night of Bush Capturing: A Virtual Jihadi.” According to the artist the game, which was derived from a propaganda Al Qaeda video game called “The Night of Bush Capturing,” which itself was derived from a commercial (propaganda) video game called “Quest for Sadaam,” was meant to highlight the vulnerability of Iraqi citizens to terrorist rhetoric, as well as to Western stereotyping. RPI’s Republican students accused Rensselaer’s art department of being “a terrorist safe-haven” for exhibiting the game on campus. (more…)

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