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Egypt’s Al-Azhar issues fatwa against video game

Egypt’s Al-Azhar has warned against the computer game Fortnite over a scene allegedly showing the Holy Kaaba, saying it will affect the values of Egyptians.
This illustration picture shows a person logging into Epic Games' Fortnite on their smartphone on Aug. 14, 2020.

Al-Azhar International Center for Electronic Fatwas has warned against the online video game Fortnite, saying it contains a portrayal of the destruction of the Holy Kaaba, in conjunction with the Hajj season.

In a statement published on its Facebook page on June 29, the center said it had previously warned against “some electronic games played by young people that distract them from their basic tasks of acquiring useful knowledge and lock them up in virtual worlds away from reality while inciting them to hatred and self-harm or the harm of others.”

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