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Taliban removes minister from hit list

2012-09-26 16:21

Miranshah - Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday said they had removed a minister from their "hit list" after he offered $100 000 for the death of a filmmaker who produced an anti-Islam movie.

Railways minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour sparked international condemnation when he offered the blood money and urged the Taliban and al-Qaeda to carry out what he called the "noble deed.

"We have totally forgiven him and removed his name from our hit list," said Taliban spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan.

Ehsan said that Taliban shoora, a top consultative body, had met on Tuesday and "praised Bilour for his sacrifice for the cause of Islam.

"The shoora paid rich tributes to Bilour and endorsed his bounty announcement," he said.

The Pakistan government and Bilour's own party have distanced themselves from the reward for the killing of the person behind the crudely-made "Innocence of Muslims", which has sparked violent protests across the Islamic world.

But Bilour insisted public opinion was behind him in Pakistan, which has seen widespread protests against the film including nationwide rallies on Friday that ended in bloodshed and looting, with 21 people killed.

Washington condemned Bilour's reward offer as "inflammatory and inappropriate", while the EU said it deplored it.

Bilour, regarded as one of the most influential politicians in Pakistan's deeply religious northwest, where anti-Western feelings run deep, said he was surprised by the outrage.

Comments
  • paulus.deboer.3 - 2012-09-26 16:30

    What kind of "religious" body has a hit list?

      JuliusYouPrick - 2012-09-26 16:35

      One that shouldn't even exist.

  • seymore.butt - 2012-09-26 16:32

    hahaha....the minister was just trying to save his @ss...so much for loving their prophet!

      hash.jadawat - 2012-09-26 18:52

      @anymore.butt..SO ignorant about religion.just goes to show what u know of worldly affairs..

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-09-26 16:44

    So - a religion that causes chaos because of this movie that supposedly portrays said religion as violent? Well all I can say is 'Game Over' ..... without another word being said ...... QED.

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  • muhammad.mokoena - 2012-09-26 19:37

    We the Muslims condemn violence against the innocent people who have nothing to do with the film. We hope that the non muslims take this opportunity to find out more about islam.

      SaintBruce - 2012-09-26 21:47

      We did dear Muslim and look what was found out: Sura 9:27 + 47:4 – Inconsistent – commands to kill those who do not follow Islam and force them to submit or die, then also says He does not compel people to believe ! ?? Sura 2:256 Sura 4:34 – Duty to beat your wife for disobedience or if embarrassed the husband. Sura 4:89 – A Muslim’s relatives are commanded to kill a family member if they leave Islam. Sura 14:4 ; 6:39 ; 16:93 – Allah may mislead a Muslim if it pleases him Sura 8:12 – “He who kills someone has the right to all his belongings.” Also referenced in Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 53, #370 and Sahih Muslim #4340 – 4344. Sura 32:13 – Allah could have brought everyone to the truth, but instead will fill Hell with them! No Salvation and mislead from the truth. In Short, no one outside of Islam is innocent and therefore MUST be killed or converted. That is what the Qur'an demands. Please don't try to fool us or yourself that Islam is peaceful. Go look up these passages in your Holy Book and confirm for yourself what you are following. Is it really tolerant of the beliefs of others? Having found out more about Islam, I choose to follow Jesus Christ and His principles which don't advocate the murder of innocents. If the Sura's I have quoted are not accurate, do let me know. I have more passages that would shock you. Sometimes the truth hurts but its knowledge can set you free. God loves you and Salvation can be yours.

      There is the Lamb - 2012-09-26 23:55

      A question to Muslims Will you continue to reject the 1600 year record of God to mankind, as revealed through all of the prophets and witnesses of that record, to instead follow the 23 year 7th century record, of a single "prophet" that had no fulfilled prophecy, that never performed a single miracle, and that not a single person ever heard Gabriel or Allah's voice give a "revelation" to? A man that was a murdering, pillaging, plundering, prisoner raping thief, as revealed through Islam's own books. Do you believe that is the kind of man God would send, to nullify His prior 1600 year record through all of the prophets, apostles and witnesses, that was closed 500 years before Mohammed was born? Would God send a man to present a message that is the exact opposite of the Gospel? A man that led his followers in the rituals of the Arabian Jinn religion and Star Family worship? Taken from http://www.formermuslims.com

      There is the Lamb - 2012-09-27 00:18

      I recommend the following two books: "Answering Islam: The Crescent in the Light of the Cross" by Norman Geisler, a prominent Christian philosopher, and Abdul Saleeb, a Muslim convert to Christianity. For Abdul's testimony, see http://www.answering-islam.org/Testimonies/abdul.html "Islam: In Light of History" by Dr. Rafat Amari, who engaged in a 20 year full time study of the history of Arabia, Islam and Mecca. God bless

      muhammad.mokoena - 2012-09-27 04:37

      Please go to onereason.org more more info about islam.

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