Innocence of Muslims – Part II


Reportedly, Part II of the preposterous movie “Innocence of Muslims” has been uploaded on the YouTube. It is produced by Imran Farhat, a Spanish national of Pakistani origin, in collaboration with famous US pastor Terry Jones. Earlier on, Terry Jones had worked for the promotion of the part I of this blasphemous film that was directed and produced by Sam Bacile, a real-estate developer from California. For the purpose he had collected about $5 million from about 100 Jewish donors. Source of funding for part II is still undisclosed.
“Innocence of Muslims”, back in September 2011, had created mayhem in the Muslim world. Muslims around the globe got infuriated and took to streets to register their anger. Though the demonstrations were held in almost every Muslim country, these were most intense in Egypt, Libya and Pakistan. In Pakistan, fifteen individuals lost their lives in the demonstrations.
The Pakistan government had banned YouTube in the country to register its protest and to stop further proliferation of profane material. That was a step in the right direction. It prevented the possibility of viewing and propagating blasphemous material that could incite masses. It also shows that Google as an institution is oblivious of the sentiments of the Muslims and in fact is becoming a tool in the hands of those who want to infuriate Muslim Ummah again. The government should continue with the ban and must launch a strong protest with the concerned quarters to discourage such proceeds in future.