Hasbro, makers of the famous ‘Guess Who?’ game, have had to increase security at all of it’s offices and factories worldwide following threats of protests and violence. The complaints have come following it’s release of it’s special ‘Religious Icon’ edition, where they have not included the prophet Muhammad.
‘We have all of the main Gods, sons of Gods, and other religious characters but we couldn’t find an up to date picture of Muhammad’ a press spokesman told us. ‘And after seeing the problems previous caricatures have caused we thought it best to leave him off.’
But this has led to clams that Hasbro are being anti-Islamic. Protesters say that their religion is again being discriminated against and portrayed as having no sense of fun. One of the protesters, a man with brown eyes, black hair and no glasses told us ‘although you cannot show a picture of the prophet, they could have found a way around it. Leave the tile blank, just put his name or cover him in a Burkha. There must be a way otherwise he couldn't have had a passport.’
Although largely peaceful, some of the protests have turned violent, and Hasbro's head office has been taken over. Head of security for Hasbro explained what happened. 'We had been anticipating trouble so set up 4 rows of guards at the front of the building. However that was not enough to stop the protesters simply flicking them over and getting in.'
The exclusion of Mohamed is not the only criticism made about the new edition. ‘Guess who?’ world champion, Mark Headley said ‘us professional players have had to completely change our questioning techniques. Asking ‘does he have a beard?’ is now pointless, and if you have a Hindu god, you can lose with just one question, ‘does he have six arms?’’