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Afghans listen to a speaker during a protest about an anti-Islam film in the Gushta district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. AP photo

Afghans listen to a speaker during a protest about an anti-Islam film in the Gushta district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. AP photo

A religious figure in western Afghanistan is offering a $300,000 bounty to anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims around the world.

The bounty is being offered by Mir Farooq Hussini, the spokesman for an organization representing about 450 religious schools in Herat province.

The film, made in the United States, portrays Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and child molester. It has led to violence and the deaths of more than 50 people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

Hussini told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he also is offering a $500,000 reward for the killing of a cleric in Yazd province in neighboring Iran who has allegedly insulted the prophet’s wife.

October/10/2012

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A Shmolik

10/11/2012 12:11:28 PM

Mr. Hussini, who wants to spend $600.000 on two 'Hits' to eliminate 2 Men as an act of Revenge and/or Punishment, should instead use the monies to to fulfill. one of the "Five Pilars of Islam" tenets, namely Charity in War torn Afghanistan. That sum of money could supportmore than 1,100 fatherles War wWidow families for one year with a weekly existence allotment of mere $10 Dollars. where in children of those families would't have to go hungry to schooland get an Education!

Arnold Yesovitch

10/10/2012 10:22:00 PM

Where is the outrage and the offer of money to find the cowards that shot Malala Yousafzai .

Fred Doyle

10/10/2012 10:15:12 PM

Is there not a better use of almost a million dollars than contract killings in the name of Islam? In a country like Afghanistan, that can use this money to make the life of his people better, but Mr Hussini has this kind of money for this? How about educating women and girls, without the fear of death or attacks. Why am I scared that he got the money from the US? The US should pull out of Afghanistan and let it go back to the 7th century.

Turk Uzan

10/10/2012 9:53:02 PM

Great example of using religion to gain popularity among the mostly uneducated and war torn Afghan people ... This is why every state in the world should be secular, because sick people will always corrupt it. He knows no one kill him or if they do they won't be able to claim the reward.. he just wants to look cool

A Shmolik

10/10/2012 6:09:55 PM

Maker of the Stupi film is a stupid American citizen, aconvicted violator of unrelated us Statutes and is now in Jail, held without Bail. Having said that, US government should immediately cut all Financial assistance to Afghabistan, because they indiferently incite to Murder and promote Terrorism on US soil!
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