“Unfortunate,” yes. But not all that out of line with what they believe, evidently. From AFP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
NEW DELHI – An India court on Monday rejected demands for action against a lawmaker who put a bounty of 11.5 million dollars on the heads of Danish cartoonists who drew controversial images of the Prophet Mohammed.
A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Y. K. Sabharwal described as “unfortunate” the offer made by Mohammed Yaqoob Qureshi, a minister in the Uttar Pradesh state government, last month.
The court, however, said it cannot “entertain” such appeals and suggested the petitioner, Vijay Kumar Tiwari, register a criminal complaint with the police against the firebrand Muslim politician.
Qureshi told a Muslim rally after Friday prayers last month that he would give “the avenger” 510 million rupees (11.5 million dollars) and his weight in gold….
Denmark last week agreed indefinitely to postpone an April 2 visit by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen after New Delhi reportedly warned the trip could rekindle protests in India, home to 130 million Muslims.