Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pakistani government minister offers a $100,000 reward for the death of the maker of an anti-Islam film

(BBC) Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour told reporters that he would pay the reward for the "sacred duty" out of his own pocket.

He suggested the Taliban and al-Qaeda would be eligible for the reward.

His comments came a day after at least 20 people died in clashes between anti-film protesters and police.

"I announce today that this blasphemer who has abused the holy prophet, if somebody will kill him, I will give that person a prize of $100,000," the minister said.

Friday's violence occurred in cities throughout the country, with Karachi and Peshawar among the worst hit.