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Pakistani minister offers $100,000 to anyone who kills anti-Islam filmmaker

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And this is the minister of a country which persecutes its Christian citizens for their religion.

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Nour, whose party is the second largest in parliament and plays a formidable force in Egypt’s new politics, said President Mohamed Mursi should demand “legislation or a resolution to criminalise “contempt of Islam as a religion and its Prophet” at the U.N. General Assembly next week.

Let us not forget Salman Taseer, Aasiya Bibi, and Shahbaz Bhatti... may they RIP. Let us only criticise and express our views on every religion except Islam right? Muslim apostates have been saying it, Zuhdi Jasser's organization has been saying it, and many more people have been saying it. Islam wants to persecute others while at the same time not be criticised for its blatantly obvious violations of human freedom...

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Pakastan is not America's friend, why are the Americans paying them billions of dollars when they directly support terrorists? Instead they are cutting off Iran from the world. A country that does not process the bomb. Pakistan has the bomb and the means to deliver it, perhaps to the USA.

Bravo Zulu to the people of Libya! Taking the first step in driving these lunatics from their country.

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Maybe he should use that $100,000 to buy a drone and do what Obama does. Just punch in a few GPS coordinates, load up some bombs and press the launch button.

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@Yuri

Pakastan is not America's friend, why are the Americans paying them billions of dollars when they directly support terrorists?

I was totally with you up until the terrorist part after that, you started to slide downhill.

Instead they are cutting off Iran from the world. A country that does not process the bomb. Pakistan has the bomb and the means to deliver it, perhaps to the USA.

@NS

Maybe he should use that $100,000 to buy a drone and do what Obama does. Just punch in a few GPS >coordinates, load up some bombs and press the launch button.

He's NOT that smart, if he were, we could have never snuck in to take out BL with a police academy next to the compound.

I am so tired of these radicals criticizing Christianity and judaism, but whoa if you say anything about Islam, total blanket hypocrisy. These radicals can all go to hell for all I am concerned and I am even more astounded that the US give that country $400 billion a year and Hillary calls them an important ally? They can kiss off and the US should stop funding these radicals, close all of our embassies and send back their ambassadors, recall ours and sever all ties until these people learn how to value freedom of speech. The only thing that is happening I see is more and more people are standing up to FREEDOM of SPEECH and have had enough of radical Islam, it's not about Christianity/Judaism vs Islam as the Muslims think, but they can't go around issuing fatwas and calling for deaths of people in foreign countries because they don't like what you have to say, if the world acted like that, we really would be in trouble as a society. NO one could ever walk the streets, disagree with you, kill that person. These people need to wake up, because now I see a total backlash and probably more people are going to challenge these radicals and draw more photos of Muhammad just to prove to these thugs that they CAN do it and will NOT be intimidated by criminals that don't value Free Speech.

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How about for makers of boring films, sleazy films, poorly-acted films, or those containing drooling zombies? Does he have a complete pricelist? Granted this is a rather aggressive path to fine cinema...

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I heard the maker of the video is a rich guy. He should offer $200,000 for this minister's head.

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Larry Flint just made a counter offer. Google it.

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yea, another fatwa. boring.

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A spokesman for Pakistan’s prime minister said the government disassociated itself from the minister’s statement.

Bullcrap! Coming from a government that had Osama Bin Laden living as a next door neighbour to one of their military bases, and apparently they didn't know this.....

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What if someone kills him by paper-cutting him to death with a big picture of Mohamed?

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This dork, idiot fool Pakistani prime minister is being PAID to govern?? What a messed up country! It will not be long before somebody puts their own hit out on this Pakistani prime minister for daring to kill in the name of his so called religion. This is absurd! And to think this idiot fool “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,” Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour told a news conference, to applause. If Pakistan wants the rest of the world to respect it, keep fools like this Ghulam Ahmad Bilour shut up or please do not complain when more American DRONES find their TERRORIST TARGETS, which I am sure this fool just made the list, now his fat head says, America etc...please blow me up for having a big mouth and no common sense to know when to stay quiet!!!

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While many Muslim countries saw mostly peaceful protests on Friday,

I am so glad the press chooses NOT to emphasize this point. How very helpful. NOT!

And try to keep in mind that this Railways Minister has gone rogue and does not officially represent anyone with this and certainly not the government of Pakistan.

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“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,” Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour told a news conference, to applause.

See? They are just like us....or something like that.

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@Elbuda Mexicano - It wasn't the Prime Minister who put out the fatwa, it was the Railways Minister, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour.

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Thanks Equality, but PM or Minister of Railways, still a person getting $$$ for working in the Pakistani government, right??? My guess this idiot fool did not understand that even old BUSH saying, Either you are WITH US or AGAINST US, was NO JOKE! You want to blow up the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon etc..guess with that makes you, not you EQUALITY but you as in the idiot fool terrorist around the world that actually think they can get away with their terrorism, so even though I pray for peace not and day, this idiot fool Minister of the lovely railways in Pakistan has no body but himself to blame if he get blown to hell by drones etc...just my humble opinion folks, do not think I have some kind of secret telephone line to the CIA or Mr.Obama etc...just my self expressing my freedom of speech for JT, Arigatou!

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@BassFunk, I hate to say but I AGREED with you 100%!! No problem to criticize Jews, Christians but then this idiot fool working for the Pakistani government thinks he can put 100,000 $USD bounty on the head of the dork that made that stupid video that is up on YOUTUBE, thanks for your frank opinions and you are right on the money, this fool is a HYPOCRITE!

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Who is the real murderer, the one who pulls the trigger, or the one who pays the killer?

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Who is the real murderer, the one who pulls the trigger, or the one who pays the killer?

Both

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"Both"

Thank you. I rest my case.

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I think it was Jon Stewart of the Daily Show who suggested that Muslims should just do what Jews do with racist trash. Give in a bad review in the New York Times.

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PS: Okay, I know someone is going to tell me that "racist" is the wrong term, but you know what I mean.

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I did not bother reading this article, but the title in of itself is just totally barbaric. How can a minister of a country say this?

It's just a stupid low-budget crud film made to insult muslims. Why not simply ignore it?

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Nakoula's family has got to be pretty happy with the guy!

Seriously though, this is just sad. Sad that the idiot in question decided to make a (very, very poor) movie solely to slight a quarter of the world's population, and sadder still that it got the attention he wanted to the point where he's got a bounty on his head (perhaps more than he wanted).

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“I invite the Taliban brothers and the al-Qaida brothers to join me in this blessed mission.”

I don't care f the Pakistani government "disassociated itself" from this remark. The fact that a government minister in a country that is supposedly as U.S. ally, and is receiving billions of tax dollars every year in aid, would invoke the names of the groups tied to September 11th, is simply unacceptable. 3,000 innocent people died thanks to his "Taliban brothers and the al-Qaida brothers". I just hope Obama has Seal Team 6 warmed up ready to make a house call on this clown.

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$100 000? Cheapo! I mean a high-profile hit like that should easily cost 10 times that if he outsourced it to someone capable like the Mafia.

So much for Muslims having good business sense. Another myth busted!

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Yanks come home. Millions of $$$ wasted and hundreds of families destroyed. Declare victory and pull out. This is a lesson for those who want USA and other countries on the ground in Syria. President Obama may have made mistakes with the global economy, but he is not falling for the "invade now" pleas.

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$100 000? Cheapo! I mean a high-profile hit like that should easily cost 10 times that if he outsourced it to someone capable like the Mafia. So much for Muslims having good business sense. Another myth busted!

I imagine he could go to Thugs-R-Us and find a poorly skilled person to do the job at close to $600. USD. But as you say, he's clearly not a shopper.

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incognito12:

" And this is the minister of a country which persecutes its Christian citizens for their religion. "

Not only Christians, but also Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists. And, for that matter, muslims of the Ahmediyya sect (which Sunnis consider heretics).

And also a country, which the US government considers an ally and supports with billions of dolars every year.

Just brilliant.

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Smithjapan:

" Sad that the idiot in question decided to make a (very, very poor) movie solely to slight a quarter of the world's population, and sadder still that it got the attention he wanted to the point where he's got a bounty on his head (perhaps more than he wanted). "

Most sad is that a lot of Westerns actually believe the nonsensical story that all the rioting and death threats like this are a) caused spontaneously by an obscure youtube video which millions of people somehow discovered at the same time, and b) that it can all be made to go away if the West just starts to censor any criticism of islam.

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It is too less. I suggest that guy to offer a 100 million or more...... I heard there are a 1000s are going to make more movies like that soon.. May be Islamic rich people will run out of ransom offer or it may go down to below 1000 USDs........

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In America, home of free speech, speech that amounts to solicitaion of a crime (murder) is in fact a crime and this jerk would be subject to arrest.

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That minister should be removed from his position and also tried in a court for inciting more violence. If people in official positions start offering rewards for killing people for just saying, writing, or drawing something, that is a sad state of affairs. Evolution should move us forwards not backwards!

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@Probie: LOL. Using that one!

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How charming. I wonder what his reaction to 'The Room' was.

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“I invite the Taliban brothers and the al-Qaida brothers to join me in this blessed mission.”

Pakistan just admitted they are a terrorist state by saying this.

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This is a Very interesting statement “said President Mohamed Mursi should demand “legislation or a resolution to criminalize “contempt of Islam as a religion and its Prophet” at the U.N. General Assembly next week.” If scholars come together and debate Muhammad there will find no miracles, no people walking after he touch them Or the Blind able to see, You cannot find one miracle, Only the word of a Man saying he heard someone talking to him, When you get a group of 20 or more people following someone as a religious matter in the states and many other countries in the EU and the West all call it a cult, so after he ask the UN General Assembly to criminalize this Muhammad as a Profit the Assembly should investigate if it is a religion, and only after the finding it is then they get what they ask for, But if it is found he is not a prophet then lest pout this to bed and declare it what it truly is! I believe this is the best way to handle this issue, Just maybe we can put it to rest too, Imagine Muslims want us all to convert to something that’s not and we as a people have no right to express our freedom to speak, a comedian has no right to express current affairs, a women has no rights, and a girl of 13 is ordered to marry some old man because she is SOLD, Imagine SOLD, Only as a Muslim are children allowed to be sold! Do I need to say more!

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Maybe someone should do a fake killing, collect the reward, and then make a higher quality movie with the money.

"“I invite the Taliban brothers and the al-Qaida brothers to join me in this blessed mission.” Pakistan just admitted they are a terrorist state by saying this."

Don't worry, I'm sure he will be severely criticized by Muslims everywhere and his leaders for making such a statement. But, we might be in for a long wait.

Of course, Obama will totally condemn this threat against someone on US soil....right? Right?

If the film was detestable, i wonder what Hillary and Barak will say about a politician making a death threat.

Let's wait for the condemnation. Rotten tomato film vs offer of money to murder coming from a high-ranking minister.

Go Hillary.

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The free people of the world are so naive their own destruction is at the door yet no one listens. Two great Nations Japan and the United States are about to be obliterated yet neither one tugs the shirt sleeve of the other of the imminent threat.

It's the equivalent of two genius arch enemies becoming friends getting drunk and then letting everyone one else run all over them.

I don't believe the physical land of either country will ever be "occupied" by a foreign country in our lifetimes. HOWEVER...the amount of senseless destruction Japan and the United States could have avoided if allied properly without economic debt and well funded militarizes would be mind boggling.

JAPAN NEEDS MORE OF A PACIFIC PRESENCE PERIOD!

The fools need booted and we all need to prepare for the worst.

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I just saw this so called minister on Japanese news TV, he looked like some poor beggar, his face was all tired his wrinkles on his wrinkles, and this guy is supposed to be rich?? In power?? I hate to think what the really people of that country may look like. Anyway, this FOOL is a terrorist, he wants to kill an American or somebody in America for making a stupid movie?? Please, give me a break! Clean up your OWN country first, FEED YOUR PEOPLE, clean up your streets, stop attacking India etc..then and maybe only then will anybody ever take your country as a true democracy, that actually wants to work for peace.

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Look out for Libya! Mass of protestors with pro-American signs! Kicking out a radical Islamist militia outta town!

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The religion of peace calling for someone to be killed? surely not.

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Sheesh. Who will be the first to eradicate the Pakistani minister for being a sorehead?

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What if all the top 100 newspapers in the world simultaneously published cartoons ridiculing all the world's religions, including Islam, for a month? Would the protests finally die down, as the zealots realize their faith is not diminished or would there be ninja teams of assassins fanning out to kill the editors and weeks of rioting? It just seems such a colossal waste of time, energy, emotion, dignity and resources to get so upset about cartoons, books or videos. "Sticks & stones..."

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Another Politician doing everything he can to stay in office.

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making a movie which mock someone religion . is it right thing?? suppose someone make movie inwhich buddha is devil, will people of buddhist community will be happy? supppose someone make movie inwhich Rama (hindu worship as god) appears as devil , will hindu people will be happy?

in true Mohammad (peace be upon him) teached us good things, paying poor due, worship one God, doing good things for benefits of others, fighting with evil with good deed. what film show is not reality,

if you see reallity taliban are like hollywood actors working for destroying good image of islam.

islam never teach what taliban are doing.

I request all reader please respect other religions value, and avoid commenting about other religion which you dont have knowledge

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Words fail me. They actually do.

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You reap what you sow. He who lives by threat's will die by threat's. The man who made this high school type film, did it to insult Islam, and it's so called, can't do basic math, or fraction's, Profit, who degrade women, and lift themselves up into paradise of their own mind. But they will be thrust down into the deepest darkest place in Hades, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, where the fire never goes out, and their worm never die's. Then they will know the one true God. And it sure isn't Allah, and his profiteer Muhammad. But if all it takes is a crappy little film to bring great leaders to their knee's, and start an uprising in world of Islam. Where it's leader's show their true color's, and make threat's to Free speaking American's, then reap the whirlwind . Attack America and reap what happen's to you! Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, your threat's are againt's your own people, you walk along the road and we all see how stupid you are. You invite Terrorist to eat at your table. "I invite the Taliban brothers and the al-Qaida brothers to join me in this blessed mission. The only blessed mission will the UDT Seal's taking you out to sea, and dumping you just like Osama bin Laden the Murderer of Innocent people into the the depth's of the ocean.

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@Elbuda

You can't judge a person's nationality by their name these days. How is "Nakoula" any more foreign than "Wong" or "Tanaka" or "Ferreiro" or "Smith" in California, which was originally inhabited by Native Americans, none of whom had any of the names I've cited above?

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A spokesman for Pakistan’s prime minister said the government disassociated itself from the minister’s statement.

Oh, the government needs to do more than that. It needs to arrest the man for putting out a hit.

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"People in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks." There are a lot of poor people in his country, too. There is plenty of freedom as long as people agree with dictators.

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"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". So you have lifted yourself up to be Allah, to perform his work? I tell you that you speak nonsense. You Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, are naked dumb and blind. They say you know a tree by it's fruit, and I believe you to be an Idiot Tree and your fruit is studipity. May your own word's come back to YOU avenged seven fold...

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Noriyosan, great point! Too many poor people in Pakistan and this idiot fool politician wants to WASTE $100K on trying to KILL somebody for making a stupid movie??? I know, I know, many people will say we are racist or not PC?? Politically correct?? But they can kiss my brown a$$! You say you want peace??? Ready to die for your religion?? Guess what?? I am sure there are plenty of people ready to take out these closed minded politicians for FREE!

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