Sunday, September 23, 2012

Well This is Certainly Awkward for Washington

A cabinet minister from America's close ally in the War on Terror, Pakistan, is offering a bounty of about $90,000 for the killing of the guy behind the  "Innocence of Muslims" film that has inflamed the Muslim world.

Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Balor said at a news conference in Peshawar that he would personally finance a bounty aimed at the maker of the crude, low-budget video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.

Mr Balor acknowledged that incitement to murder was illegal but said he was ''ready to be hanged in the name of the Prophet Muhammad''. And he invited the Taliban and al-Qaeda to be ''partners in this noble deed'', according to news reports.
 
Mr Balor did not name the target of his bounty, but it was widely presumed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, who lives in California and has been linked to the 14-minute video, described as a trailer for a movie named Innocence of Muslims. Nakoula has not confirmed reports of his involvement but has been questioned by police near his home near Los Angeles.
 
Of course Balor isn't serious.   Anyone willing to put up a $90,000 purse would know you don't have to import al Qaeda killers to get a hit on someone in the U.S.
 

1 comment:

kootcoot said...

Even though I'm "officially retired" I can still upgrade my income to just under about sixty six grand before the mean CRA claws back my benefits.

So for something to do for extra cash I think I will start acting on these "fatwas" for bucks. Salmon Rushdie, where are you, the ayatollahs added a cool have million to your bounty. Hell, with 3.3. million, Treason Stephen can claw back my whole damn pension.

Besides, they say it is good for us oldsters to stay active and involve!