The Innocent Prophet - FullA judge in the Plaza de Castilla in Madrid charges a Pakistani refugee, who announced the publication of an anti-Islam film a few weeks ago, with incitement to religious violence. The judge prohibits the publication of the video on the network and makes his liberty condition on the distribution of the video.Cadenaser
The Pakistani and political resident of Spain Imran Firasat appeared this morning in front of the judge in the Court of First Instance number 50 in Plaza Castilla for two hours. The magistrate ordered him to be freed on condition that he does not publish even a single still image from this video which today was shown in the office of the judge and whose publication authority he has again been made responsible for.
legal sources, the magistrate maintains the charge against Imran Fisarat for the crime 510 of the Penal Code, a crime that punishes incitation to hatred and violence for racial, ideological or religious reasons. Meanwhile, the Ministry of the Interior has initiated a process to revoke his asylum status for "threatening security with the production of this video".Imran Firasat assures SER [broadcasting company] that he "doesn't understand the alarm created by his trailer" about Mohammed. "I already notified - he says - the Ministry of the Interior, Exterior, the Ministry of the Presidency and also Moncloa [Moncloa Palace, residence of Spanish Prime Minister]. Nobody said anything to me until Belgium declared a state of alert because of this video which in principle was going to be distributed from Spain." Firasat explains to SER that the video is a sequence of cartoons of Mohammed lasting 70 minutes, cartoons similar to those published by the magazine 'El Jueves'.Cadenaser
When asked about whether he fears that the USA [Not sure why it mentions the USA here. Surely it's not that far gone?] would initiate a judicial process against him which could result in his extradition if, in the end, the video is distributed on the network, Firasat says no, that in any case the problem would be Terry Jones'. The preacher Jones is the person who burned a Koran in one of his sermons, unleashing the anger of the Muslim world. Firasat says he maintains contacts with this preacher and that now he has informed him that he has problems publishing the video.
"I am not going to distribute the video. I have postponed my decision because it has created alarm in Europe But the video is going to be distributed in the next few hours by the preacher Terry Jones".
There is an interview with Imran here.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Spain: Former Muslim Imran Firasat is arrested, charged and released on condition he does not publish the 'Innocent Prophet' film