Eight years ago, Pakistani citizen Imran Firasat obtained political asylum in Spain after he had received multiple death threats from Muslims because he’d left the One True Faith to become a Christian. Under Sharia law, apostasy is punishable by death.
Fast-forward to today: Firasat faces extradition to Indonesia (more on that in a minute). What happened? Did he commit a crime, or lie on his asylum application, or break Spanish law in any other way? For Spain, the main trouble with Firasat seems to be that he won’t keep his head down and instead criticizes Islam in no uncertain terms.
Two years ago, Firasat shared his 71-minute documentary The Innocent Prophet: The Life of Mohammed from a Different Point of View on YouTube. It’s virtually unwatchable (slow, disjointed, amateurish in almost every way, with a heavily accented voice-over and a cringe-worthy introduction by certified idiot Terry Jones — yes, that Terry Jones)… but it’s impossible to understand why a bad movie — à la Fitna — should drive its maker into the arms of his would-be freelance executioners.