AUSTRIA: Politician faces ‘incitement’ charges over ‘BYE BYE MOSQUE’ video game

Austrian authorities have filed incitement charges against a right-wing politician for commissioning a video game that requires players to shoot down mosques and minarets as they pop up on a screen. Sieg Heil!

AP – Prosecutors in the city of Graz accuse Gerhard Kurzmann of the far-right Freedom Party of commissioning the game as promotional material in the run-up to regional elections last year.

The game — called “Moschee Baba,” German for “See ya, mosque” — was posted online and sparked widespread condemnation. Prosecutors said Wednesday they also have filed charges against Alexander S., the head of an unnamed Swiss advertising company, who allegedly designed the game.