Friday, February 17, 2006

Million Dollar Bounty for Cartoonist

A Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad caricatures. Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi, prayer leader at the historic Mohabat Khan mosque in the conservative northwestern city of Peshawar, made this announcement.

"This is a unanimous decision of by all imams (prayer leaders) of Islam that whoever insults the prophets deserves to be killed and whoever will take this insulting man to his end, will get this prize."

Some reporters have been taken hostage:

Reporters Without Borders, a leading media watchdog group, urged the release of six journalists held in Algeria and Yemen for reprinting the prophet drawings.

Does anyone think appeasement will work to make this stop? This is something worth fighting over Mr. Dreyfuss. We are being told we must submit to Islam or be killed. Shall we submit to Islam? Or shall we fight. It's our choice.
'Islamberg' In New York Excerpt: The Pakistani terrorist group Jamaat ul Fuqra is using Islamic schools in the United States as training facilities, according to a joint investigative report by an intelligence think tank and an independent reporter. Weblog: All Things Beautiful Tracked: 02.17.06 - 11:54 am