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Egyptian Teens Captivated by "Racist" Game

One of the latest trends among Egyptian teenagers is a U.S.-produced computer game that some say demonizes Arabs, Reuters reported April 26. In the game, "Command and Conquer: Generals," American troops "fight, and usually defeat, the Global Liberation Army (GLA), a Middle Eastern underground movement with a fondness for chemical weapons." The article featured young Egyptians "glued to computer screens" at a Cairo cyber cafe, who said the game "reinforces the Western image of Arabs as 'terrorists' with introductory scenes showing them gunning down civilians and stealing U.S. aid." While they were upset that games, movies, comics and books from the United States portray Arabs as "cruel fanatics," the report stated, they expressed frustration that there are no Arab companies to offer alternatives.

Sudan Removed From Terror List

On May 18, Washington removed Sudan from its list of governments that do not cooperate with U.S. efforts to fight terrorism, United Press International reported that day. However, Sudan remains on a second list of "state sponsors of terrorism" that bans U. …