An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque in Pakistan, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.
Controversial Pakistani cleric Maulana Aziz, linked to the Taliban, declares jihad against the government to impose sharia law. The government retaliates by destroying his seminary, killing his mother, brother, his only son and 150 students. The film follows charming yet menacing Maulana Aziz on his personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, which causes the country to implode. The Red Mosque has students allied with ISIL, and strong ties to the Taliban. We meet two Red Mosque students whose paths diverge: Talha, 12, leaves his moderate Muslim family to study to be a jihadi preacher. Zarina, also 12, escapes her madrassa and joins a normal school. Her education is threatened by frequent Taliban attacks on schools like her own. In December, 2014, the Taliban massacred 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar, outraging Pakistan's moderate majority. Aziz's longtime opponent, education reformer Pervez Hoodbhoy joins the re-energized anti-extremist movement. Throughout the film, he passionately ...
Produced by Rohail Hyatt
Written by Noori and Saieen Zahoor
Performed by Noori and Saieen Zahoor
Courtesy of Coke Studio Pakistan
Under license from Frequency Media See more »
Just another proof showing USA as a country of blooming hypocrisy. Throwing money and ammunition to fuel Islamic terrorist in hope they will fight the Russians....Reagan giving medals to terrorists and calling them hero. No doubts USA played a big role in creating middle eastern terrorism. With lack of education and poverty at this scale it probably wasn't difficult. They should rather have invested in educating these orphans.
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