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New Bounty Offered In Pakistan For Anti-Islam Filmmaker

October 01, 2012

Former Pakistani legislator Ikramullah Shahid has offered to pay $200,000 to anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam video that has angered Muslims around the world.

Shahid made the offer at a rally on October 1 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.

Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour had earlier offered $100,000 to kill the man behind the U.S.-made film that portrays the Prophet Muhammad disrespectfully.

Outraged Muslims have rallied against the film.

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

The man who allegedly made the video, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, has been arrested in the United States for violating his probation from a 2010 check fraud conviction.

Based on reporting by AP and


Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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