A Pakistani minister has offered $100,000 to anyone who kills the maker of the online anti-Islam video that has launched deadly protests across parts of the Muslim 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 told a news conference on Saturday, to applause.
'I invite the Taliban brothers and the al Qaeda brothers to join me in this blessed mission.'
A spokesman for Pakistan's prime minister said the government disassociated itself from the minister's statement.
While many Muslim countries saw mostly peaceful protests on Friday, fifteen people were killed in Pakistan during demonstrations over the video.