A government minister in Pakistan has personally offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who kills the man behind an anti-Islam film as deadly riots continue throughout the Arab world.
“I announce today that this blasphemer, this sinner who has spoken nonsense about the holy prophet, anyone who murders him, I will reward him with $100,000,” Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour announced during a news conference Saturday, according to Reuters.
“I invite the Taliban brothers and the Al-Qaeda brothers to join me in this blessed mission,” he said.
Bilour, a member of the left-wing Awami National Party, told CNN he was speaking only on behalf of himself, not the Pakistani government.
“I am a Muslim first, then a government representative,” Bilour said.
At least 15 people have been killed in Pakistan during demonstrations, according to Reuters.