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FortNinety
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(05-10-2007, 07:53 PM)
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Sorry if old. From...

http://www.physorg.com/news97828720.html

Play and pray: Malaysian student creates PlayStation Koran

Muslim gamers worldwide will soon be able to mix praying with playing after the creation of a Koran which can be downloaded onto PlayStation portable consoles.


Student Ikhwan Nazri Mohamad Asran, 21, designed the software after seeing a similar version of the Bible.

"They did the Bible, so why not do the Koran ... This application can help younger people to read the Koran," Ikhwan told AFP Tuesday.

PlayStation enthusiasts, more used to playing games such as Ridge Racer and Metal Gear Acid, can download an English-language version of the Koran, with displays in Arabic script, from the Internet.

Ikhwan said the software should appeal to parents, who sometimes distrust the Internet and gaming.

"For some parents, when we talk about the Internet, all they see is porn, the bad things. When we talk about the PlayStation, all they see is gaming and spending too much time not studying," he said.

"A mother can say, 'Read the Koran first and then I'll let you play games.'"

The software follows the creation of "The Raise," an English-language magazine on Islam, for the Sony console, and other content such as Islamic wallpaper.

"We focus on giving information on Islam and clearing misconceptions that non-Muslims have about Muslims," said Ikhwan.

Ikhwan, a student with Malaysia's Multimedia University south of Kuala Lumpur, is due to graduate this year with a degree in creative multimedia.

Aided by a team of 10 student volunteers, he started developing the Koran software between classes in January.

It was launched earlier this month to a gathering of parents at a Muslim charity dinner who responded well, Ikhwan said, adding he would later include Koranic recitations following requests.

The software will be available for download for free after May 19 from his website http://raise.flavert.com, he said.

"People have to download all the files, put it into their memory stick and then they can read it. All the instructions are included," Ikhwan added.
~Devil Trigger~
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(05-10-2007, 07:55 PM)
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allahu akbar!!!!!
allahu akbar!!!!!
allahu akbar!!!!!
allahu akbar!!!!!
allahu akbar!!!!!
ElectricBlue187
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(05-10-2007, 07:55 PM)
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I didn't know the Koran was a game!!!

excuse me,

*leaves to convert to islam*
BocoDragon
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(05-10-2007, 07:56 PM)
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Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.
farnham
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(05-10-2007, 07:56 PM)
JHWH pwns Allah...
Thoren
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(05-10-2007, 07:57 PM)
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I'll stick to Super 3d Noah's Ark
nubbe
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(05-10-2007, 07:59 PM)
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Who would win in a fight between Jehovah and Allah?
CurseoftheGods
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(05-10-2007, 07:59 PM)
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I will definitely download this.

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

**** off.
farnham
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(05-10-2007, 08:00 PM)

Originally Posted by nubbe

Who would win in a fight between Jehovah and Allah?

Gotahma Sittharta will kick the ass of both
Hcoregamer00
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(05-10-2007, 08:00 PM)
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!#$% yeah, hurt my eyes reading on a tiny screen.

They better include pictures
ManaByte
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(05-10-2007, 08:01 PM)

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

So wrong, shouldn't laugh but :lol
CurseoftheGods
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(05-10-2007, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by nubbe

Who would win in a fight between Jehovah and Allah?

It would be pretty hard to know since they're the same person.
Natsume
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(05-10-2007, 08:01 PM)

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

:lol Oh snap
callous
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(05-10-2007, 08:01 PM)
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This is gonna end well.
Dalauz
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(05-10-2007, 08:02 PM)

Originally Posted by nubbe

Who would win in a fight between Jehovah and Allah?

Jhon Locke.
nubbe
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(05-10-2007, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by CurseoftheGods

It would be pretty hard to know since they're the same person.

When you say "person", do you mean Jesus?
CurseoftheGods
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(05-10-2007, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by nubbe

When you say "person", do you mean Jesus?

Not sure what you mean, but Yahweh = Allah. Jesus is a completely different entity.
~Devil Trigger~
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(05-10-2007, 08:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by nubbe

Who would win in a fight between Jehovah and Allah?

they're suppose to be the same
Joseph Merrick
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(05-10-2007, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

:lol
Gio_CoD
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(05-10-2007, 08:37 PM)
EDIT

On second thought, GAF is probably a little too stuffy for that joke.
Aadil
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(05-10-2007, 08:51 PM)

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

**** off x2
Goldrusher
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(05-10-2007, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by ~Devil Trigger~

they're suppose to be the same

God would own him hard. :lol

(yeah, I know)
PS360
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(05-10-2007, 09:35 PM)
Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim.

Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar

*back to R&C: Up Your Arsenal*

Wow..gaming AND prayer on the same device? Well that's just divine.
replicashooter
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(05-10-2007, 09:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

:lol

Originally Posted by CurseoftheGods

**** off.

:lol :lol

Originally Posted by Aadil

**** off x2

:lol :lol :lol

One more time, please

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

:lol :lol :lol :lol
GSG Flash
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(05-10-2007, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

Please remind me to ignore anything you say about Islam from now on.

On topic: I don't see why this is thread worthy, I bet somewhere in the US someone is probably doing the same thing with the bible.
Shadow Moses
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(05-10-2007, 09:47 PM)

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

:lol :lol so wrong
CurseoftheGods
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(05-10-2007, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by replicashooter

:lol



:lol :lol



:lol :lol :lol

One more time, please



:lol :lol :lol :lol

Wow. You get excited way too easily don't you, kid?
PS360
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(05-10-2007, 09:59 PM)

Originally Posted by GSG Flash

Please remind me to ignore anything you say about Islam from now on.

On topic: I don't see why this is thread worthy, I bet somewhere in the US someone is probably doing the same thing with the bible.

The bible????? Why the hell would anyone want THAT on their psp?
CurseoftheGods
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(05-10-2007, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by PS360

The bible????? Why the hell would anyone want THAT on their psp?

http://dl.qj.net/Bible-In-Basic-Engl...4928/catid/209
Xavien
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(05-10-2007, 10:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Haleon

EDIT

On second thought, GAF is probably a little too stuffy for that joke.

Indeed, you'd probably get banned for it :lol
Scrow
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(05-10-2007, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlue187

I didn't know the Koran was a game!!!

Wouldn't shock me if people saw the Koran as a game given today's political climate.

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Put in the Konami code at the title screen and you get unlimited virgins.

:lol
Shig
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(05-10-2007, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by GSG Flash

Please remind me to ignore anything you say about Islam from now on.

Chrono
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(05-10-2007, 10:56 PM)
:lol Next on the news, imams says access to virgins so easily threatens the faith; declares fatwa on ken kutaragi.
Last edited by Chrono; 05-10-2007 at 11:13 PM.
CurseoftheGods
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(05-10-2007, 11:11 PM)
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What amazes me is that you can get banned for saying "jap" in a non-negative context, but you can get away with comments like the one above mine.

Here is Chrono's original post:

EDITED
Last edited by CurseoftheGods; 05-10-2007 at 11:18 PM.
GSG Flash
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(05-10-2007, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shig

I'm guessing you've never read his posts on the off topic forum?
HomerSimpson-Man
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(05-10-2007, 11:14 PM)
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See, here's the thing, it's religion, here in GAF it's all ooga booga to us when it involves religion.
Chrono
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(05-10-2007, 11:14 PM)

Originally Posted by CurseoftheGods

What amazes me is that you can get banned for saying "jap" in a non-negative context, but you can get away with comments like the one above mine.

Here is Chrono's original post:

It was a joke, I even edited it out thinking it might offend some people but I put it back up now seeing you don't have a problem quoting it.

"jap" isn't a joke, it's a racial slur.
CurseoftheGods
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(05-10-2007, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chrono

It was a joke, I even edited it out thinking it might offend some people but I put it back up now seeing you don't have a problem quoting it.

"jap" isn't a joke, it's a racial slur.

I had to include your joke otherwise my post wouldn't have made any sense. If you want me to edit it out I'll do so right now. For the record, I don't think you should've posted it in the first place.

And I know jap is a racial slur, but many posters don't. The mods are usually very strict and have no mercy about sensitive issues.
OtwoloBotawa
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(05-10-2007, 11:25 PM)

Originally Posted by GSG Flash

On topic: I don't see why this is thread worthy, I bet somewhere in the US someone is probably doing the same thing with the bible.

You seriously think if there'd be the christian PRAYSTATION portable there wouldn't be a thread full of mockery for it?


also
seat
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(05-10-2007, 11:53 PM)
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This thread's goin' places.
Ashadelo
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(05-11-2007, 12:05 AM)
Not interested in the cult that follows the Koran.


Why bother worshiping a false God who does not exist, the only thing that has come from the Koran is death.


There is only 1 God and his name is Yahweh.
CurseoftheGods
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(05-11-2007, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ashadelo

Not interested in the cult that follows the Koran.


Why bother worshiping a false God who does not exist, the only thing that has come from the Koran is death.


There is only 1 God and his name is Yahweh.

WTF? :lol

If you're serious, can you say banned?
SRG01
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(05-11-2007, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ashadelo

Not interested in the cult that follows the Koran.


Why bother worshiping a false God who does not exist, the only thing that has come from the Koran is death.


There is only 1 God and his name is Yahweh.

Been nice knowing you, Junior.
ManaByte
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(05-11-2007, 12:16 AM)

Originally Posted by CurseoftheGods

WTF? :lol

If you're serious, can you say banned?

Originally Posted by SRG01

Been nice knowing you, Junior.


People have said worse about Christianity in the OT.
seat
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(05-11-2007, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by ManaByte

People have said worse about Christianity in the OT.

Yeah, it's not like he told anyone to "**** off" in response to a pretty tame joke.
CurseoftheGods
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(05-11-2007, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by ManaByte

People have said worse about Christianity in the OT.

Really? Can I get some quotes? =/

I honestly didn't know that (or don't recall).
Aadil
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(05-11-2007, 12:20 AM)

Originally Posted by ManaByte

People have said worse about Christianity in the OT.

Anything offensive towards any religion should be a bannable offense.
CurseoftheGods
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(05-11-2007, 12:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by seat

Yeah, it's not like he told anyone to "**** off" in response to a pretty tame joke.

About 7 users who laughed at the "tame" joke disagree with you.

Hey guys, religion is a sensitive issue. Like it or not. I don't make a habit of poking fun at any religion. I could go into a whole discussion about how the whole virgin narration is weak and false, but this thread has derailed far enough.

Originally Posted by Aadil

Anything offensive towards any religion should be a bannable offense.

Exactly.
OtwoloBotawa
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(05-11-2007, 12:30 AM)

Originally Posted by CurseoftheGods

Hey guys, religion is a sensitive issue. Like it or not. I don't make a habit of poking fun at any religion. I could go into a whole discussion about how the whole virgin narration is weak and false, but this thread has derailed far enough.

Your screenname could be considered religious offensive and blasphemic too.
Mau
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(05-11-2007, 12:34 AM)
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Thats cool.

Now put the Zohar on it!!!

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