Negri Sembilan Mufti Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad said the government should urgently consider banning PUBG online as it had a negative impact on children and youth. (NSTP Archive)

SEREMBAN: The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) online shooting game should be banned as it propels the younger generation towards terrorism and erodes compassion for others.

Negri Sembilan Mufti Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad said the government should urgently consider banning the game as it had a negative impact on children and youth.

“I believe this game has been purposefully planned a long time,” he said.

“The goal is to shape the minds of the younger generation to enjoy war, to fight and indulge in vicious activities.”

He said the game was inappropriate for Muslims and has to be curbed as it was easily accesible and could be played by anyone on a laptop or mobile phone.

“The government should pay attention as gaming is now included as part of esports,” he said.

“It is not impossible that firearms may be easily accessed one day. Think of the consequences if PUBG becomes part of our youths’ lives.”

Commenting on the mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, he said it was due to hatred of Islam.

“The world’s leaders are the ones who created Islamophobia.

“If people at the top hate Islam, it is not surprising that people under them will follow suit.”

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