A hardline Pakistani Islamic cleric has offered a reward to anyone who kills a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy against Islam.

Maulana Yousef Qureshi made the announcement Friday at a rally in the northwestern town of Peshawar.

He said his mosque would give $6,000 to the person who kills Asia Bibi.

Bibi was sentenced Nov. 8 to hang for insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. She and her family say the charge is baseless.

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