The Pakistani Taliban announced Wednesday that they were giving a Cabinet minister an “amnesty,” taking him off their hit list, because he offered a $100,000 bounty for the killing of an anti-Islam filmmaker.
Separately, a breakaway faction of the Afghan Taliban announced its own bounty for those behind “Innocence of Muslims,” the film that has sparked deadly protests across the Islamic world. The group is offering almost $500,000 in gold.
Muslims have been angered by the crude, amateurish film’s portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a child molester. Dozens of people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, have died in violence linked to protests over the movie.
The main figure behind the video, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, has put his home up for sale and gone into hiding since violence erupted over the 14-minute YouTube trailer for “Innocence of Muslims,” which also has sparked debate over freedom of expression in the U.S. and in Europe.Continue Reading on www.chron.com