TORONTO: Haris Sheikh, Canadian of Pakistan origin filmmaker finally releases, "The Blastphemy", documentary in protest to Danish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh).
It unravels Muslim's P.O.V over blasphemy, especially from Pakistan. Saleem Ullah Khan (JUP President) along many others pledge at 78th anniversary of Gazi Ilm Din Martyr in Lahore, Pakistan. Gazi is a legend against blasphemy since 1927 (His defense lawyer was Quaid -i- Azam; the founder of Pakistan). Saleem says, "The basic principle of Islam is the love for Prophet Muhammad, only then one can be a true Muslim!"
Dalia Mogahed (Advisor US President Obama and CEO of Gallup's Centre of Muslim Studies Washington DC) condemns cartoons as Anti -Muslim that triggered global violence. Dalia compares Watts Ethnic Riots (1967), but also appreciates USA for not reprinting cartoons. She criticizes Europe's double standards to "Muslim's Citizens" and lack of learning from horrors of Holocaust. Dalia asks President Obama to review policies in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and respecting Muslims for global peace.
Canadian Imam Syed Soharwardy (controversial for petition against reprinting of Danish cartoons at Alberta Human Rights) says, "People are now trying to create another Holocaust against Muslims". Imam Siraj Wahhaj (Afro- American Chaplain from Brooklyn New York) condemns violence and asks, "Why Muslims don't offend, when media make fun of Prophet Jesus". Siraj declares that if people have the freedom of press to condemn "Prophets", then Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President has also the right to question," Holocaust ".
Director/Producer Haris Sheikh says, "This documentary cautions both; comrades of unlimited free speech and the suicidal Muslim's hardliners". Sheikh condemns current reprinting of offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) in Europe and of proposed legislation banning Muslim's women's rights to cover face in Quebec, while crosses and skullcaps enjoy the Charter of Rights in Canada.
"The Blastphemy" is a 62 minutes (English) documentary. ASHTAR Ron Allen, (famous for "Passion of the Christ") composes ZEN with Qawwali allap by Shahid Ali Khan. DVD is now available on www.virgopictures.com.
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