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Indian minister said offering $10m for beheading cartoonist (& weight in gold)
Haaretz ^ | 2/19/06

Posted on 02/19/2006 6:26:48 AM PST by Libloather

Indian minister said offering $10m for beheading cartoonist
By Haaretz Service
Last update - 08:38 19/02/2006

An Indian state minister has offered a reward of more than $10 million and a prospective killer's weight in gold to anyone who beheads one of the cartoonists who angered Muslims by depcting the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, the London Sunday Times reported this week.

The offer follows a Pakistani cleric's reward of $1 million and a car for the killing of one of the cartoonists.

The new, larger reward was announced by Yaqoob Qureshi, minister of minority welfare in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, in a speech to constituents in Meerit, northeast of Delhi.

Protesters then burned an effigy of a cartoonist and Danish flags, the Times reported.

Death toll in clashes rises to 43

Over the weekend, violent protests against the cartoons erupted in Nigeria, where demonstrators in two northern states torched 11 churches.

The death toll in clashes tied to protests over the cartoons has risen to 43.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 10m; beheading; bounty; cartoon; cartoonist; fatwah; gold; indian; minister; offering; riots; weight

Police officers fire teargas shells at stone-throwing protesters who gathered in Islamabad, Pakistan to condemn the publications of cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Muhammad, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006. Pakistani police raided offices and homes of dozens of radical Islamic leaders, putting several under house arrest and detaining hundreds of their associates in a bid to foil a rally in the capital to protest the cartoons, officials said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

A Pakistani Islamist protester throws a stone at the police during a protest rally against the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Mohammad in Islamabad February 19, 2006. Police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse small groups of demonstrators in Islamabad on Sunday after earlier sealing the capital to stop Islamists protesting against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed

1 posted on 02/19/2006 6:26:51 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

--- a prospective killer's weight in gold ----

This is a great opportunity for an obese hitman!

2 posted on 02/19/2006 6:31:27 AM PST by Paloma_55 (Which part of "Common Sense" do you not understand???)
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To: Libloather

"Indian minister said offering $10m for beheading cartoonist"

offering is one thing, its another to pay

3 posted on 02/19/2006 6:32:46 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Libloather

WTF? Is that "Black" Jack McDowell, former pitcher for the White Sox. What the hell is he doing in Pakistan?

4 posted on 02/19/2006 6:36:49 AM PST by Marius3188
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To: Libloather

"An Indian state minister has offered a reward of more than $10 million and a prospective killer's weight in gold to anyone who beheads one of the cartoonists..."

Anybody have acccess to a morgue? I could show up with some deceased homeless guy's head and say, "Here's the guy, pay me." I'll share. :)

5 posted on 02/19/2006 6:38:49 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: Marius3188

i declare a fatwa on anyone who offers a reward for killing the cartoonists.
anyone who kills on of these idiots who offers a reward for killing somebody will GET 75--YES SEVENTY-FIVE--VIRGINS in heaven.

6 posted on 02/19/2006 6:42:32 AM PST by drhogan
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To: Libloather

I don't beleive in assignation...however, we should be able to see a movie with a Mullah opening up his big mouth for murder and receiving a sniper's bullet from afar. It would be a mystery...who assignated the Mullah...a neo-Crusaders group, the CIA, Israel, Britian...who is killing all the big mouth mullahs and blowing up protesting cartoon jihadists? I would go see that movie it fifteen times. : )

7 posted on 02/19/2006 6:45:43 AM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: Libloather
This is about as outrageous as it gets. India may be backward in some ways, but it is an economic powerhouse of international trade. For any government official to be allowed to say such things without the strongest possible condemnation from the international community would not just be a mistake - it would be a dereliction of duty. Over and over we see the civilized countries of the world pandering to these countries to keep trade flowing - but the reality of the whole cartoon caper is that people better wake up to the fact that we are trying to form and maintain relationships with people that kill over a cartoon. Sorry but that is a relationship with a very large knife suspended by a thin thread over one's head. If cartoons is the flash point this time, what's the flash point of offense next time?

On a related note, I wonder if that rock thrower should go to the Mets camp for a tryout....

8 posted on 02/19/2006 6:53:48 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
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To: Paloma_55

Michael Moore is calling his agent as we speak....

9 posted on 02/19/2006 6:57:37 AM PST by sargunner
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
On a related note, I wonder if that rock thrower should go to the Mets camp for a tryout....

Only if he can play second base.

10 posted on 02/19/2006 6:58:26 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Libloather

Meanwhile, as the islamodolts are played like a fish on a line, Iran moves ahead with it's nuclear plans. If anyone thinks this fuss is about anything besides distracting attention from Iran and keeping the west too busy to intervene, I have some land in Florida to sell you, at low tide.

11 posted on 02/19/2006 7:15:07 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Libloather
...via e-mail...


We wake up this morning to see video on CNN showing rampaging Muslims around the world. In Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim . Muslim Mobs spreading mayhem. It seems that these mighty mad Muslims are rioting and firing their ever-present AK-47s into the air because of cartoons. Yup ... this latest epidemic of Muslim outrage comes to us because some newspapers in Norway and Denmark published some cartoons depicting Mohammed. In fact ... here is one of my favorites!

Admit it, this turban/bomb thing could be the next big fashion hit on the Muslim street!

Muslim outrage huh. OK ... let's do a little historical review. Just some lowlights:

Muslims fly commercial airliners into buildings in New York City. No Muslim outrage.
Muslim officials block the exit where school girls are trying to escape a burning building because their faces were exposed. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims cut off the heads of three teenaged girls on their way to school in Indonesia. A Christian school. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder teachers trying to teach Muslim children in Iraq. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder over 80 tourists with car bombs outside cafes and hotels in Egypt. No Muslim outrage.
A Muslim attacks a missionary children's school in India. Kills six. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims slaughter hundreds of children and teachers in Beslan, Russia. Muslims shoot children in the back. No Muslim outrage.
Let's go way back. Muslims kidnap and kill athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims fire rocket-propelled grenades into schools full of children in Israel. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder more than 50 commuters in attacks on London subways and busses. Over 700 are injured. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims massacre dozens of innocents at a Passover Seder. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder innocent vacationers in Bali. No Muslim outrage.
Muslim newspapers publish anti-Semitic cartoons. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims are involved, on one side or the other, in almost every one of the 125+ shooting wars around the world. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims beat the charred bodies of Western civilians with their shoes, then hang them from a bridge. No Muslim outrage.
Newspapers in Denmark and Norway publish cartoons depicting Mohammed. Muslims are outraged.
Dead children. Dead tourists. Dead teachers. Dead doctors and nurses. Death, destruction and mayhem around the world at the hands of Muslims .. no Muslim outrage ...

but publish a cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and all hell breaks loose.

Come on, is this really about cartoons? They're rampaging and burning flags. They're looking for Europeans to kidnap. They're threatening inkeepers and generally raising holy Muslim hell not because of any outrage over a cartoon. They're outraged because it is part of the Islamic jihadist culture to be outraged. You don't really need a reason. You just need an excuse. Wandering around, destroying property, murdering children, firing guns into the air and feigning outrage over the slightest perceived insult is to a jihadist what tailgating is to a Steeler's fan.

I know and understand that these bloodthirsty murderers do not represent the majority of the world's Muslims. When, though, do they become outraged? When do they take to the streets to express their outrage at the radicals who are making their religion the object of worldwide hatred and ridicule? Islamic writer Salman Rushdie wrote of these silent Muslims in a New York Times article three years ago. "As their ancient, deeply civilized culture of love, art and philosophical reflection is hijacked by paranoiacs, racists, liars, male supremacists, tyrants, fanatics and violence junkies, why are they not screaming?"

Indeed. Why not?

12 posted on 02/19/2006 7:16:40 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
Anyone STILL believe Islam is a religion of Peace?
Anyone STILL believe Islam and Civilization can coexist?
Anyone STILL believe Islam will "reform" in time to avoid annihilation?

I no longer believe it possible.
Islam is nothing more than a murderous cult - used by those in power to enslave and control their ignorant masses..

Islam MUST have been the "religion" Karl Marx had in mind when he said religion was the "Opium of the Masses"..

Semper Fi
13 posted on 02/19/2006 8:25:03 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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