‘Innocence of Muslims’

Pakistan Condemns Filmmaker Bounty

A spokesman for Pakistan’s prime minister denounced a government minister’s bounty for the killing of the maker of the now infamous video Innocence of Muslims. Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour had offered $100,000 to “whoever kills the makers of this video.” But spokesman Shafqat Jalil said that the government “absolutely disassociated” itself from the remarks and the reward. Jalil said the comments were a personal statement, and added, “He is not a member of the [ruling] PPP [Pakistan Peoples Party], he is an ANP politician, and therefore the prime minister will speak to the head of the ANP to decide the next step. They are not ruling out action against him, but say he will stay in his post for now.”