|Fatwa-issuing Pakistani Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour|
You can't make this up:
A Pakistani government minister has put a $100,000 price on the head of the man who made a film mocking Islam, which has sparked protests around the world.
Railways minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour told reporters in the northwestern city of Peshawar: "I announce today that this blasphemer who has abused the holy prophet, if somebody will kill him, I will give that person a prize of $100,000.
"I also invite Taliban and al Qaeda brothers to be partners in this noble deed.
"I also announce that if the government hands this person over to me, my heart says I will finish him with my own hands and then they can hang me."
So a government official of our "ally" Pakistan makes a public offer to fund the murder of an American for exercising his right to freedom of speech. Pakistan, which funds the Taliban and hid Osama Bin Laden for years, has received $20 billion in aid from the United States since September 11, 2001.
There is a simple fix for the problem of Islamofascists putting bounties on the heads of Americans.
The act of proclaiming a fatwa on an American needs to be countered by a fatwa on the fatwaer. Call it 'fatwa reciprocity'. We have a whole squadron of Predator drones, and it's boring just flying them around with nothing to do. Note to Islamo-thug: the fatwaee's life is your life. We know who you are and where you are.
A government official of a foreign nation suborning murder of an American citizen is an act of war. We need to cut off all aid to Pakistan, and quite publicly beef up our security alliances with India. We need to demand this Islamist scumbag's arrest and extradition to the United States for conspiracy to commit murder. If an American is actually murdered because of this fatwa, Imam Railway-Minister needs to understand that his own Seventy-Two-Virgin time is now.
We need to get off our knees. We need to take the war to these monsters.