16-year-old Tariq flees with his family from Muslim fundamentalists to a forest near the Syrian-Turkish border. Because of his disobedience, his mother is shot and his father blames Tariq for the situation. All of his attempts to make things better just make his mother's injury worse. Her temperature rises and she's worried that Tariq is becoming a Dschinn, a demon born of anger and smokeless fire. Tariq faces the decision of whether to follow the dark or the bright side of Islam.