Pakistani Christian refugee Imran Firasat being deported from Spain for making a documentary about Mohammed
I want to set out a caveat at the top of this post, and that is I can only track information relating to this on very Right leaning, anti-Islamic websites. But if true, and the facts are as reported, then this would indeed be alarming:
Sultan Knish introduces this thus:
Spain has begun deportation proceedings against Imran Firasat, a Christian refugee from Pakistan, for making a documentary about Mohammed and thereby threatening the national security of Spain. If Firasat is deported back to Pakistan, he will face the death penalty proving that it’s a short step from the Spanish Inquisition to the Pakistani Inquisition.
Imran Firasat has been served the official documents by the Spanish government confirming that his residency status has been revoked.
The authorities quickly hand-delivered the official revocation documents to Imran on Friday evening, December 22nd, giving him no chance to consult his lawyer or plead his case. Through these actions, Spain has proven to the world that it holds Islamic law in high regard, even above its own laws.
Firasat is an ex-Muslim from Pakistan who has taken a radical stand against Islam since his conversion to Christianity. He has received many death threats from Muslim individuals and groups in various Islamic countries for seven years because of his criticism of Islam.
Spain, a free western nation, had given Imran welcome asylum to protect him from these violent and radical Islamic groups. Imran has been involved in the co-production of the Youtube, The Innocent Prophet, with Terry Jones and Stand Up America Now. The Innocent Prophet was released to the public on Youtube on December 15, 2012.
Imran officially backed out of the project when the Spanish government threatened to revoke his protected residency status and have him deported to Pakistan where the death penalty is waiting for him because of his criticism of Islam. Firasat did his best to cooperate with Spanish authorities by presenting documented proof to them that he had backed out of the project. Despite this, Spain quickly revoked Imran’s protected asylum status during a period of approximately ten days. This would normally take the government about six months to process.
Imran has not committed any crime according to Spanish law. He has only exercised his right of free expression concerning his views on Islam. Nevertheless, his residency status has been revoked and he faces imminent deportation to a Muslim nation where the penalty for blasphemy against Islam or Muhammad is death.
As Firasat was working with Terry Jones, he clearly keeps some unsavoury company; however, if his residency has been revoked, then the Spanish government would certainly be signing his death warrant.
I’d be interested if anyone has any other info on this.