New bounty offer for prophet filmmaker

2012-10-01 15:12
In this image from video provided by CBS2-KCAL9, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Muslim movie that has inflamed the Middle East, is escorted by police from his home. (File, CBS2-KCAL9/ AP)

In this image from video provided by CBS2-KCAL9, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Muslim movie that has inflamed the Middle East, is escorted by police from his home. (File, CBS2-KCAL9/ AP)

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Peshawar — A former Pakistani legislator has offered a $200 000 bounty for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims around the world.

Ikramullah Shahid made the offer at a rally on Monday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, before a crowd of about 15 000 people.

The rally was led by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, an umbrella group of radical Islamic and militant groups. Shahid is a member of the group.

This is the second such offer made by someone in Pakistan. A federal cabinet minister earlier offered $100 000 for the man behind the US-made film that portrays Islam's Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womaniser and child molester.

Outraged Muslims have rallied against the film. At least 23 people have died in protests in Pakistan against the film.

- AP
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