Now in Spain it appears that Muslims don’t even have to riot and kill in order for dhimmi authorities to shut down speech that is critical of Islam. The authorities will shut down such speech in anticipation of violence that might ensue. It is, as Pamela Geller notes, preemptive Sharia enforcement.
“Spain: Imran Firasat Arrested, Charged and Released on Condition he Does not Publish the ‘Innocent Prophet’ Film,” by Cheradenine Zakalwe for Islam Versus Europe, December 15 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
Absolutely astonishing. This is prior restraint. Normally, prosecution
for a crime is done “post facto”. But when it involves Islam,
apparently, you can be arrested before the “crime” is even committed.
A 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.
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.
According to 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 national security with the
production of this video”.
Source: Cadenaser [Thursday 13th]
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’.
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”.
Source: Cadenaser [Friday 14th]
There is an interview with Imran here: