Imams divided over video game fatwa
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Imams divided over video game fatwa

The Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars has officially declared a fatwa against playing a hugely popular video game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Officially, the group is responsible for issuing fatwas – which are rulings by Islamic authorities – in Iraqi Kurdistan. However, other imams have come out against the ban.

BBC Monitoring looks at the controversy surrounding the game in the region.

Video journalist: Alexi Peristianis

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  • 17 Nov 2018
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