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The case demonstrates how the fear of Muslim rage is threatening the exercise of free speech in Europe. Firasat said he has received far more threats from the Spanish government than from angry Muslims. "I have been threatened by the authorities [and told] that my refugee status will be revoked; I will be deported back to Pakistan where the death penalty for blasphemy is waiting for me."The Spanish government has warned a political refugee that he faces deportation for making a documentary critical of Islam.
Soeren Kern is a Senior Fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute. He is also Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook.