63 minutes / Ages 13+ / 2010 / Canada / Average:
Pakistanis violence to blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Haris Sheikh, a Canadian of Pakistan origin filmmaker first time unravels Muslim's point of view on Danish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh), with stories from Pakistan and Canada, questions the unlimited free speech and tells what the 1.6 Billion Muslims think?
Devout Muslims pledge for revenge at the 78th celebration of Gazi Ilm Din’s martyrdom in Lahore, Pakistan. Gazi was a non-religious young person, who got the status of sainthood by his action against disrespect of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) . Interestingly, his defence lawyer was Quaid -I- Azam, the founding father of Pakistan (1947).
Dalia Mogahed (Advisor to President Obama & CEO of Gallup's Centre of Muslim Studies) condemns cartoons as Anti -Muslim that triggered global violence. Dalia compares violence with Watts Ethnic Riots (1967), but also appreciates USA for not reprinting cartoons. She analyses Europe's double standards to "Muslim's Citizens" and its lack of learning from the horrors of Holocaust.
Syed Soharwardy, a Canadian Imam, first time petitions in Human Rights Commission against reprinting of Danish cartoons as a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights. Imam Siraj Wahhaj (Afro- American Scholar ) rejects violence , but also declares that if people have the freedom to make fun of "Prophets", then Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President has also the right to question the " Holocaust ".
Ashtar Ron Allen (famous for “Passion of the Christ” movie) composed the original score with Shahid Ali Khan (Disciple of Late Maestro Nusrat Ali Khan’s).
“The Blastphemy”, is a saga of intolerances, authentic thoughts and mystical visuals never shown before.