Highly doubtful that anything comes of it, but it was accepted and it is a start. Lets see what happens!
Back in February the Gates of Vienna Â Â posted about a apostate from IslamÂ in Spain named Imran Firasat who has petitioned the Spanish government to ban the Koran.Mr. Firasat has just learned that his petition has been formally accepted by the Spanish parliament. Below is theÂ report from today’sÂ Minuto Digital. Many thanks to our Spanish correspondent Hermes for the translation:
The Congressional Constitutional Committee will consider the request of Imran Firasat to ban the Koran in Spain
April 24, 2012
Imran Firasat, a Pakistani national with legal residence in Spain as a political refugee, has accomplished what at first seemed impossible: his petition to ban the Koran in Spain will be discussed in the Constitutional Committee of the Spanish Congress, as shown by the document displayed above, which is reproduced exclusively here at theÂ Minuto DigitalÂ website.
A few weeks ago Imran handed over a formal document to the Ministry of the Presidency, the Congress of Representatives, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior, in which he presented 10 points to back his request:
1. The Quran is not a sacred and religious book, but a violent book, full of hatred and discrimination. 2. The Quran is a horrible book which provokes a community it calls Muslims to undertake Jihad, kill innocent people and destroy the peace of the world. 3. The Quran is responsible for all the terrorism we have seen in recent years in which thousands of people lost their lives. 4. The Quran is a book which contains evil teachings and forces its believers to capture the entire world and total power at any price. 5. The Quran is a book which legally permits and incites hatred and violence, and for that reason it is not compatible with the modern world, including Spain. 6. The Quran is a book which directly discriminates between human beings. 7. The Quran is a book which does not allow either freedom of expression or religious freedom. 8. The Quran is a book which causes women to suffer and be tortured through the totality of its injustice and macho laws. 9. The Quran is a book which, rather than teaching unity, teaches disunity, and in this way does not allow its believers to form friendships with those who are not Muslims, because in the eyes of Quran they are infidels. 10. The Quran is a major threat to the free society of Spain. A book which clearly preaches the messages of jihad, killing, hate, discrimination and revenge. For that reason it cannot be compatible with the Spanish system in any sense. It is a book totally contrary to what the law and constitution of Spain say, and it incites hatred and violence in our country.
Coincidentally, we received an email this afternoon from the petitioner, Imran Firasat. He sent a photocopy of the official acceptance of his petition, and included this note:
This is Imran Firasat (A Pakistani ex Muslim residing in Spain). I hope you still remember me. I am the one who some weeks ago lodged a formal petition with the Spanish government for prohibition of the Quran in Spain. Today I get back to you again with the fantastic news that my petition has been admitted successfully in the parliament of Spain and has been sent to the next level.
When I lodged the petition, many Muslims sent me the messages calling me stupid and commenting that the Government of Spain is “not going to entertain your petition and they will tear it up and throw it away”.
Well, the good news is that I have received a letter from the Parliament of Spain, in which they informed me that they have admitted my petition and sent to the “Constitutional Commission” of the Parliament: