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“One million dollars in cash! And… a new car!”
Some Muslim clerics and others have offered a big reward for anybody who offs the guy that drew the now famous Mohammed cartoon that everybody would have otherwise forgotten about or never have seen in the first place if they hadn’t made a big deal out of it.
In the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, cleric Maulana Yousef Qureshi said he had personally offered to pay a bounty of 500,000 rupees ($8,400) to anyone who killed a Danish cartoonist, and two of his congregation put up additional rewards of $1 million and one million rupees plus a car.
There hasn’t been this much money involved in the procurement of a Danish since a famished Michael Moore had to bribe a bakery owner to open up in the middle of the night.
Former President Clinton, while coincidentally in Pakistan (the sound of a passing collection plate is a powerful attraction), said it was a mistake to publish the cartoons. French President Jacque Chirac agrees.
Much of the mainstream American media agrees with Clinton and Chirac, and have refused to show the cartoon out of “respect” for Islam, but don’t seem to have an issue with respect when it comes to other religions.
It’s amazing how much “respect” knives, guns, bombs and death threats can earn a group people. Bill Clinton, Jacque Chirac, and the vast majority of mainstream media constantly harp on the great gift that is “free speech”, but will quickly and easily surrender that freedom when they know it will be challenged by violent thugs.
If they’re doing it to save their own ass from crazies, that’s one thing, but to criticize those who still engaged in that freedom in the face of threats makes Clinton, Chirac, and the American MSM an enemy of free speech, not a proponent.