Imagine if a Christian cleric offered a bounty for the killing of anyone for any reason. Imagine the Newsweek covers, the New York Times articles, the earnest discussions on NBC and CBS about “Christian extremism.” But no one will take note of this.
“Afghan cleric offer $300k bounty on Anti-Islam filmmaker,” by Sadaf Shinwari for Khaama Press, October 7 (thanks to Jay):
An Afghan religious cleric announced $300,000 bounty to kill the producer of the American film which insulted prophet Muhammad.
This is the first time Afghan religious clerics jointly announce bounty in a bid to defend insulting the Islamic values.
Anti-Islam film sparked deadly protest across the Muslim countries and the producer of the film was widely criticized for desecrating the Islamic values.
A number of Afghan religious students, clerics and members of the civil society following a demonstration urged to arrest and try the producer of the Anti-Islam film.
Mir Farooq Hussainy a religious cleric in western Herat province of Afghanistan vowed to offer bounty for killing the producer of the Anti-Islam film.
He said the bounty will be collected from the local traders and investors of western Herat province.
Mr. Hussainy also said they are going to pay $100,000 for anyone who is going to kill the cartoonist that insulted prophet Muhammad….