Saturday, February 18, 2006
Pakistani Cleric Announces One Million Dollar Bounty For The Murder Of 'Mohammed' Cartoonist
but, but Islam is the religion of peace, right?
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad as thousands joined street protests after Friday prayers. Denmark, which first published the cartoons, temporarily closed its embassy and advised its citizens to leave Pakistan.
Police confined the former leader of an Islamic militant group to his home to prevent him from addressing supporters over the cartoons amid fears he could incite more violence after riots earlier this week killed five people.
Security forces were out in strength, particularly around government offices and Western businesses, as Muslims streamed onto the streets after prayers. More than 200 people were detained, but most gatherings were peaceful.
In neighboring India, police used batons and tear gas to disperse thousands of angry worshippers who rioted in the southern city of Hyderabad. They burned Danish flags, pelted police with stones, and looted shops. Hundreds more protested in Bangladesh.
In the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, prayer leader Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi announced the bounty for killing a cartoonist to about 1,000 people outside the historic Mohabat Khan mosque.
He said the mosque and the Jamia Ashrafia religious school he leads would give a $25,000 reward and a car for killing the cartoonist who drew the prophet caricatures - considered blasphemous by Muslims. He also said a local jewelers' association would give $1 million but no representative of the association was available to confirm the offer.
"Whoever has done this despicable and shameful act, he has challenged the honor of Muslims. Whoever will kill this cursed man, he will get $1 million dollars from the association of the jewelers bazaar, one million rupees ($16,700) from Masjid Mohabat Khan and 500,000 rupees ($8,350) and a car from Jamia Ashrafia as a reward," Qureshi said.
"This is a unanimous decision by all imams (prayer leaders) of Islam that whoever insults the prophets deserves to be killed and whoever will take this insulting man to his end, will get this prize," he added.
Qureshi did not name any cartoonist in his announcement and he did not appear aware that 12 different people had drawn the pictures.
A Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, first printed the prophet pictures in September. The newspaper has since apologized to Muslims for the cartoons, one of them showing Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban. Other Western newspapers, mostly in Europe, have reprinted the pictures, asserting their news value and the right to freedom of expression.
In Denmark, a spokesman for the Jyllands-Posten said the newspaper did not want to comment on the bounty offer. But Mogens Blicher Bjerregaard, president of the Danish Journalist Union and spokesman for the cartoonists, condemned it.
"It is totally absurd what is happening. The cartoonists just did their job and they did nothing illegal," he said.
He said the cartoonists - who have been living under police protection since last year - are aware of the reward and are "feeling bad about the whole situation." He did not say whether their security had been stepped up.
In Islamabad, visiting former President Bill Clinton criticized the cartoons but said Muslims wasted an opportunity to build better ties with the West by holding violent protests.
"I can tell you, most people in the United States deeply respect Islam ... and most people in Europe do," he said.
Denmark said it had temporarily closed its embassy in Pakistan and urged Danes to leave the country. Last week, Denmark temporarily shut its embassies in Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Indonesia.
Pakistan, meanwhile, recalled its ambassador to Denmark for "consultations" about the cartoons, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.
Unrest over the cartoons has spiraled in Pakistan. Riots in Lahore and Peshawar this week caused millions of dollars in damage. Hundreds of vehicles were burned and protesters targeted U.S. and other foreign-brand businesses, including KFC, McDonald's, Citibank, Holiday Inn and Norwegian cell phone company Telenor.
Intelligence officials have said scores of members of radical and militant Islamic groups, such as Jamaat al-Dawat, joined the protests in Lahore on Tuesday and incited violence in a bid to undermine President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's government, a close ally of the United States.
On Friday, police confined Jamaat al-Dawat's leader, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, to his home in Lahore to stop him from addressing supporters in the city of Faisalabad, about 75 miles away, his spokesman Yahya Mujahid said.
Saeed used to lead Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a banned militant group.
A senior police official in Lahore who confirmed Saeed's detention said the government had ordered police to restrict the movement of all religious leaders who might address rallies and to round up religious activists "who could be any threat to law and order."
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
Friday's protests were mostly free of violence though police used tear gas and batons in isolated incidents. About 7,000 protested in Rawalpindi, 5,000 in the southwestern city of Quetta and 5,000 in Karachi.
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Protests / Riots
- London Cartoon Protest [3rd Feb 2006]. This Video Was Recorded From Within The Crowd Of The Muslim Cartoon Protesters And Is A Must Watch For Every Briton [Via Nefafoundation.org]
- A Mob Of Muslims Break Up An MCB Meeting [19/04/05] - The Police Use Very Soft Tactics To Disperse the Mob And No Arrests Are Made. Minor Scuffles Break Out About 8 Minutes 30 Seconds In And Iqbal Sacranie [MCB Head] Is Confronted A Couple Of Times
- Beware The Thought Police - Newsnight Discussion Over The Cartoon Protest. I Have Posted This Specifically For The Clip [1:30 seconds in] Where The Policeman Tells A Bystander That He Isn't Allowed To Object To People Calling For His [And Our] Murder.
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- Baber Siddiqi Explains How Groups Such As Hizb Ut Tahrir Use British Universities To Recruit And Brainwash Students To Islamic Extremism
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Jihad In America
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- Muslim Jihadis Rally In New York, Call For The Extermination Of Jews And Repeteadly Declare Support For Islamic Terrorism
Sermons Of Hate / Discussions
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Islamic Terrorist Organisations
- A Short Clip About Hamas, Their Terrorist Attacks And Ideology. Roughly Halfway Through The Video There Is A Brief Shot Of The Official Hizb Allah Salute. You Might Recognise It As The Nazi Salute
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The Unreported Jihad Against The Serbs
- Sky News Report About The Jihad Against The Serbs During The 90's. Details Arab Muhajideen Inciting The Genocide Of Serb Christians, Serb Prisoners Executed (Beheaded) By Bosnian Muslims [Cut From Footage], Churches Desecrated And Much More. Everything The MSM Didn't Want You To See
- British Muslims Recruited By Arab Muhajideen For The Bosnian Muslim Jihad [Against The Serb Christians] Talk About Their Joy In Fighting The "Holy War" For Allah, Declare Their Pleasure In Seeing Serbs Massacred And State That Killing Serb Infidels Is Like A "Great Holiday" For Muslims [Footage Of Mass Graves Of Serb Civilians Removed From Clip]
Terror Attacks Celebrated In The Islamic World
- "Palestinian" Muslim Terrorist Scum Celebrate The Bombing Of An Israeli Pizza Parlour By Devoting A Shrine To The Mass Murder. The Shrine Was Created At A Nablus University
- High Quality Footage Of Haj Amin Al Husseini Meeting With Hitler And Assessing His Muslim Nazi Troops. Report Also Details Influence Of Nazism On The Modern Islamic World [Video Is In German]
"Miracles" Of Allah (The Frickin Merciful)
- If A Roaring Lion Doesn't Convince You That Allah Exists, Then What Will? (Lion Roars At The End, Clip Also Contains Several Other Pics Of Allah's Miracles. Such As Clouds And Trees)
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