Despite international condemnation, Pakistan's railways minister says he isn't backing down from his $100,000 bounty offer to anyone who kills the maker of the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims.
Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, the slight, silver-haired minister, says he was angry when he saw the video and that he's a man of great faith, passionately devoted to the Prophet Muhammad.
Bilour says he could not tolerate any insult to Muhammad and felt he had to do something about it. At a news conference last Saturday, he made the $100,000 bounty offer to anyone — including Taliban and al-Qaida members — who kills the maker of the video, who has been identified as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.
Well of course. Because no one should have the right to mock someone else's religion because.....
I've said it before, I'll say it again. 'Religious intolerance' too often means: I'm religious and I believe this so you have to act as if you believe it too, even if you don't, otherwise you are insulting me and my beliefs. Even if my forcing you to act in this manner might insult you and your beliefs. That doesn't matter, because my beliefs are better than yours.