Friday, February 17, 2006

Calling A Hit -- Pakastani Style

In the civilized world, paying a hit man to whack someone is illegal. Usually those prosecuted for such a crime are caught by trying to pay off undercover officers for the murder.

In the Muslim world, it seems, hits don't have to be so hush-hush.

From Yahoo News.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Pakistani cleric announced Friday a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad, as thousands joined street protests and Denmark temporarily closed its embassy and advised its citizens to leave the country.

Police confined the former leader of an Islamic militant group to his home to prevent him from addressing supporters over the cartoons, amid fears he could incite violence, after riots this week killed five people.

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