Pakistan minister offers bounty on film-maker

Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour offers a $100,000 bounty for the death of the maker of anti-Islam video.

    As protests continue in Pakistan, a government minister has offered a $100,000 bounty for the death of the maker of the anti-Islam film produced in the US that has sparked violent protests across the Muslim world.

    Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour on Saturday also invited members of the Taliban and al-Qaeda to take part in what he called a "noble deed".

    "I announce today that this blasphemer who has abused the holy prophet, if somebody will kill him, I will give that person a prize of $100,000," he said.

    Earlier, more than 5,000 protesters, including hundreds of women, marched towards the parliament in Islamabad, chanting "We love our Holy Prophet" and "Punishment for those who humiliated our Prophet".

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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