They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, February 17, 2006

9,600 pounds, a car, and a tank of gas for cartoonist's head

guardian: A Pakistani cleric today offered 1.5m rupees (9,600 pounds) and a car as a reward to anyone who killed the cartoonist who drew images of the prophet Muhammad.

Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi, a prayer leader at the Mohabat Khan mosque in Peshawar, made the announcement to a 1,000-strong crowd outside the mosque after Friday prayers.

"This is a unanimous decision by all imams that whoever insults the prophet deserves to be killed, and whoever will take this insulting man to his end will get this prize," he said. Read more

db: Murder is always wrong - but that sounds like a very poor deal [we added the gas]