Monday, September 17, 2007

Bounty placed on 'blasphemous' cartoonist

We read:

"The head of an al-Qaeda-led group in Iraq offered $US100,000 for the killing of the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks over his drawing depicting the Prophet Mohammad.

"From now on we announce the call to shed the blood of the Lars who dared to insult our Prophet... and during this munificent month we announce an award worth $US100,000 to the person who kills this infidel criminal," said Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq, in an audiotape posted on a website today.

"The award will be increased to $US150,000 ($178,605)if he were to be slaughtered like a lamb."


Maybe a bounty should be placed on the heads of Muslim preachers who constantly defame Christians and Jews. Fair's fair.