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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Pakistani cleric on Friday announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad, as thousands joined street rallies across the country and authorities arrested scores of protesters.
He said the mosque and his religious school would give $25,000 and a car, while a local jewelers' association would give another $1 million. No representative of the association was available to confirm it had made the offer.
"This is a unanimous decision of by all imams (prayer leaders) of Islam that whoever insults the prophet deserves to be killed and whoever will take this insulting man to his end, will get this prize," Qureshi said.
Qureshi did not name any cartoonist in his announcement. He did not appear aware that 12 different people had drawn the pictures — considered blasphemous by Muslims.
Originally posted by deltaboy
Wow they are willing to go far to do anything for Islam, even kill the person or people who drew the cartoon. It shows Muslim extremists are taking over Islam, even killing those who are drawing pictures of the Prophet. We have seen stories in Saudi Arabia for example of death threats to those who question about Islam. Even Muslims themselves.
Even Muslims themselves.
Originally posted by DaFunk13
It would serve them better to hand over Osama. How many greenbacks is he worth again?
Killing a cartoonist over a joke is a little silly. This cannot possibly be the stance of MOST muslims is it? I know a couple in the States and they think the whole thing is just being twisted and distorted to pit the West vs. Islam. From what I understand, the intelligent Muslims who actually follow a less perverted form of Islam think this is just rediculous.