Pokemon Go Banned by Saudi ‘Fatwa’
Saudi Arabia's top religious officials decided there is no place for Pokemon Go in the Arab kingdom.
The officials made their ruling in a Fatwa, or a finding of Islamic law.
The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars said Pokemon is not consistent with Islamic law, according to Reuters. The news agency reported that the religious leaders said Pokemon promotes the theory of natural evolution.
Pokemon Go is a popular game in many places around the world. It lets players "evolve" their captured Pokemon characters. That means players can make the characters bigger and stronger by using points they earn by playing the game.
The Saudi religious ruling was a renewal of a 2001 Fatwa against the Pokemon card game.
Pokemon Go uses Google Maps and a smartphone. The Pokemon characters can be collected using a phone's camera, map and location tracker.
Pokemon Go has been a big hit in the United States and other countries. But not everyone likes it.
In Indonesia, officials banned people from playing the Pokemon Go game at the presidential palace.
"This is the office of the president, not a playground," said a palace spokesman. That comment was reported by the Associated Press.
Also in Indonesia, police briefly held a French citizen after he walked onto a military base while hunting for Pokemon characters.
The website GeekWire reported that Boeing banned employees from using Pokemon Go at work.
GeekWire reported that a Boeing employee got a little too excited playing Pokemon Go and was almost injured.
Company spokesman Charles Bickers told VOA the company has banned employees from walking and using a mobile device at the same time on Boeing property. That has been a rule at Boeing since 2014, he said.
The rule is designed to avoid distractions that can lead to people falling, Bickers said.
The company has also banned employees from downloading third party apps onto company mobile devices.
He said "the buzz around Pokemon," has let Boeing "talk to our employees and reinforce our strong safety focus."
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1.The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars said Pokemon is not consistent with Islamic law, according to Reuters.
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2.The rule is designed to avoid distractions that can lead to people falling, Bickers said.
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据路透社报道，高级宗教学者理事会总秘书处称《口袋妖怪Go》违背伊斯兰法 。路透社报道称，宗教领袖认为《口袋妖怪Go》宣扬的是自然进化论 。
《口袋妖怪Go》是一款风靡全球的游戏 。玩家可以通过此游戏“进化”他们所捕获的精灵 。也就是说玩家可以通过玩游戏获得的积分壮大精灵 。
《口袋妖怪Go》需要使用谷歌地图和智能手机 。玩家需要打开相机、地图和位置追踪才能收集精灵 。
《口袋妖怪Go》在美国等其他国家非常火爆 。但是并非人人都喜欢这款游戏 。
波音公司发言人查尔斯·比克斯（Charles Bickers）对美国之音表示，禁止职员在公司边走边玩手机 。他说这是波音公司2014年定下的规矩 。