Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fatwa For Head of Anti-Islam Filmmaker By Pakistani Minister

Liberals and other Muslim apologists like to place the blame on "radicals" and "extremists" when it comes to all the violence in the name of Islam, but the line between radical and moderate is becoming increasingly blurred. I wondered how long it would take for some non al-Qaeda type to officially place a fatwa on Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's head for his anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims", and we now have it.

Pakistani Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, the Railways Minister no less, has placed a $100,000 reward for the death of Nakoula. Not much compared to Salman Rushdie's $3 plus million bounty, which was just raised another $500,000 for a grand total of $3.3 million. But give it another 20 plus years and maybe Nakoula's will reach that amount, as well.

Bilour said:

“I announce today that this blasphemer, this sinner who has spoken nonsense about the holy Prophet, anyone who murders him, I will reward him with $100,000. I invite the Taliban brothers and the al Qaeda brothers to join me in this blessed mission.”

And this coming from a government official!  Granted, the Pakistani government distanced itself from Bilour's statement, but nothing was done to censure him for it. Probably because they unofficially condone the action, but know they can't admit to it publicly.

No doubt, there will be more fatwas, and the man will probably have to live looking behind his back for the rest of his life.

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