Movie Review: The Innocence of Islamic Jihad
Imran Firasat; an Ex-Muslim living in Spain, has just released a 36 Plus minutes movie on Islamic Jihad. The movie targets the practice of Jihad as followed by devout Muslims and its manifestations all around the globe. Below is my review and judgment about this movie. The movie itself is easily accessible on UTUBE and can also be viewed on the websites FaithFreedom.org and IslamWatch.org. Here is a link to the movie:
The movie starts with scenes from the 9/11 attacks in the US and from Afghanistan showing Muslims talking about Jihad. It also talks about the hate of Jews embedded in the Qur’an and how Jihad is viewed as a solution to Islamic hate toward the Jews in particular, and toward non-Muslims in general.
I do not want to spoil the movie for those who have not watched it yet by mentioning all the events cited in the movie, but rather will talk in general. The movie talks about Islamic Jihadi attacks against Muslims and against non-Muslims in all continents. It also talks about abuses against Jews, Christians, and apostates. All such evil is done in the name of Jihad. The movie does a great job in motivating the mind of the Muslim viewer to see that Jihad can be violent acts against other Muslims. It also motivates the Muslim viewer’s mind to realize that the makers of the movie are not against the Muslim person, but rather against the ideology of Jihad itself.
Jihad and its Foundations
The movie, in my view, did a superb job in showing the viewer the relation between Jihad in action, and its theoretical foundations found in the Qur’an. It was done in a way that I believe is non-threatening to the Muslim viewer, but at the same time, showing him that the Qur’an is the main culprit in the horrible jihadi actions of Muslims all around the globe. Jihad, after all, as the movie shows, is an integral part of the Islamic belief system rooted in its book; the Qur’an
The movie ends up showing that Jihad is there because of Islam; one Islam that is. The movie supports this last point with sayings from famous religious and political Muslim leaders. Claiming that radical Muslim do Jihad and “normal” Muslims do not is actually a fallacy. There is one form of Islam and that is that.
It is my humble opinion that this movie is a very good one. It is done with truth in mind as evident through movie contributions from truthful respectable authors and researchers of Islam, like Abul Kasem and M A Khan, amongst others, who were consulted in this work. The movie was done on low-budget. This is a great way to promote truth about Islam on the web. There is a need for other websites and Facebook pages to mirror the video, or add a link to it. There is a need for other individual and groups to make videos about Muhammad and his life events, represented in a truthful manner, on the web. I hope many others will follow suit on Imran Firasat’s creativity, and post their own videos on Islam. It is a fact that we know how Muhammad lived. Most Muslims do not know how much evil this “prophet” brought to the world. It is time to have truthful low-budget short movies about Muhammad and Islam on the web. Once honest people know the truth about Muhammad, they will leave Islam.
One drawback is that I fear for the safety of Imran Firasat. But again, it is his choice to use his actual name despite many dangers. However, others need not do that. Fake names are wonderful and will do the trick for anyone.
In short, this is a commendable effort by the many people who were involved in it. Imran promises a forthcoming movie about the life of Ayesha; the child wife of the pedophile prophet. I can’t wait… and I hope many others follow suit to Imran’s effort and make short movies about Islam.