Guest Author - Lisa Shea
Claiming that video games are "immoral", over 300 video game stores in Afghanistan was shut down by police. They said the games went against Islam morality.
Parents felt that their childrens' morals were being corrupted - that the children would waste time and money in the stores that was better spent elsewhere. The children would play games for hours at a time, and rent DVDs as well.
The Supreme Court judge of Afghanistan had previously shut down the shops in December, but allowed them to reopen only if they restricted visitors to those aged 16 or older. They also shut down cable TV because of the immoral messages that are distributed on cable TV.