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Pakistan minister bounty reward offer

Posted by: 2UE | 24 September, 2012 - 1:31 PM
Anti-Islam film protests spread around the world

The US has condemned a Pakistani minister's offer of a bounty to kill the maker of an anti-Islam film that has triggered violent protests. Jason Morrison questions why we are sending aid money to Pakistan.

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As demonstrators held more rallies against the film -- this time in Hong Kong, Turkey, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Bangladesh -- even Pakistan's government distanced itself from the comments by its Railways Minister, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour.

On Saturday, Bilour offered a $US100,000 ($A96,084) "prize" for killing the filmmaker of Innocence of Muslims -- an amateurish film made in the United States -- and invited the Taliban and Al-Qaeda to take part in the "noble deed."

The US State Department weighed in on Sunday, with an official recalling that US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "have both said the video at the core of this is offensive, disgusting, and reprehensible. (AAP)

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