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$200,000 for the head of anti-Islam filmmaker

Shahid made the offer on the anti-Islam filmmaker

  • AP
  • Published: 17:57 October 1, 2012
  • Gulf News

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  • Pakistani Islamic activists from the Defence of Pakistan coalition, take part an anti-US rally against a US-made anti-Islam film and the publication of blasphemous cartoons in France, in Peshawar on October 1, 2012.

PESHAWAR A former Pakistani legislator has offered a $200,000 bounty for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims around the world.

Ikramullah Shahid made the offer at a rally on Monday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, before a crowd of about 15,000 people.

The rally was led by the Difa-e-Pakistan (Defence of Pakistan) Council, an umbrella group of radical Islamic and militant groups. Shahid is a member of the group.

This is the second such offer made by someone in Pakistan. A federal cabinet minister earlier offered $100,000 for the man behind the US-made film that portrays Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)in bad light. Outraged Muslims have rallied against the film. At least 23 people have died in protests in Pakistan against the film.

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