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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.
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Abdul Aziz Abdul Aziz ... Himself, Imam
Pervez Hoodbhoy ... Himself
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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 ...

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Democracy has failed. Dictators have failed. Now there is a vacuum. Someone has to fill it.


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11 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Islamabad, Pakistan

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$1,900, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$4,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,189
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Aik Alif
Produced by Rohail Hyatt
Written by Noori and Saieen Zahoor
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Deceitful
13 August 2017 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

Fuel for the Islamophobes.

This is only one side of the story. The one relevant for those who want and need a nanny state to protect them from life. All information here is distorted. The kid living there will always say how well he is treated if he knows what is best for him. The girl who ran away also knows that the strangers pay so she will tell how bad it was. Certainly the opposing party will demonize the sect. And the sect will demonize what is perceived as foreign influence.

All over the West there are groups like this. The only difference: the US State Department didn't help them with automatic weapons. But the discourse is the same. Actually, the Islamic theory of conspiracy is badly pasted from the centuries old junk of Europe and US.

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