Imran Firasat, the Pakistani ex-Muslim who collaborated with Terry Jones on the recently-released movie The Innocent Prophet (watch it here), has now been served with official documents revoking his status as a political refugee in Spain. As an apostate from Islam, if Mr. Firasat is deported to his native Pakistan, he will likely face the death penalty for his “blasphemy” against Mohammed.
Below is the press release that was just sent out by Stand Up America Now:
Imran Firasat has been served the official documents by the Spanish government confirming that his residency status has been revoked.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 Nevertheless, his residency status has been revoked and he faces imminent deportation to a Muslim nation where the penalty for blasphemy against Islam or Muhammad is death.