Pakistan Gov’t Minister Offers Reward For Killing Of Anti-Islam Film Maker, Calls Upon America To Change Its Laws Or Else
Revelation 13:15, “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.” (ESV)
Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said he would pay the reward for the ‘sacred duty’ out of his own pocket.
A government spokesman condemned the remarks and said it was considering taking action against Mr Bilour.
The comments came a day after at least 20 people died in clashes between anti-film protesters and Pakistani police.
Friday’s violence occurred in cities throughout Pakistan, with Karachi and Peshawar among the worst hit.
‘I will pay whoever kills the makers of this video $100,000,’ the minister said. ‘If someone else makes other similar blasphemous material in the future, I will also pay his killers $100,000.
‘I call upon these countries and say: Yes, freedom of expression is there, but you should make laws regarding people insulting our Prophet. And if you don’t, then the future will be extremely dangerous.’
His ANP party, which is part of the governing coalition, told the BBC this was a personal statement, not party policy, but added that it would not be taking any action against him.” Read more.
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