- PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Pakistani Muslim cleric said Friday that he and supporters were offering rewards of more than $1 million for killing Danish cartoonists who drew caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
Maulana Yousef Qureshi, a cleric in the northwestern city of Peshawar, said during Friday prayers that he personally had offered to pay a bounty of 500,000 rupees ($8,400), while a jewelers association was putting up $1 million, and others were offering $17,000 plus a car.
Qureshi repeated the offer at rally later in the city to protest against the cartoons. "If the West can place a bounty on Osama bin Laden ... we can also announce reward for killing the man who has caused this sacrilege of the holy prophet," Qureshi told Reuters, referring to the $25 million U.S. bounty on the al-Qaida leader's head.
He apparently did not realize that 12 cartoonists, not one, drew the drawings that have led to protests across the Muslim world.
Well, I take it as a sign that their methods are breaking down and the lure of their ludicrous campaigns aren't as attractive anymore. What's more, the Danish cartoons are working! The cartoon I posted here says it all. The fundaterrorists believe that their own ridiculous recruiting scheme of promising 72 virgins to every infidel killer has been exposed. So, they resort to the ol' fashioned greed angle to accomplish God's will. Ah, hypocrisy never felt so good.