At the rate it’s going, Obama or Eric Holder might start getting tempted to claim it.
Mir Farooq Hussainy, an Afghan cleric, offered 300,000 in Hashish money for the head of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Mohammed filmmaker, which added on to the 100,000 grand being offered by Pakistan’s incompetent railways minister and another 100,000 from Mufti Mohammad Yousuf Kasuri, the chief of the Jamiat Ahle Hadith Party, the total has hit half a million dollars.
That however is still far short of the 3.3 million Muslim murder bounty on Salman Rushdie. So far we have two clerics offering a total of $400,000 to murder a man.
As Robert Spencer points out, “Imagine if a Christian cleric offered a bounty for the killing of anyone for any reason. Imagine the Newsweek covers, the New York Times articles, the earnest discussions on NBC and CBS about “Christian extremism.”
But the only discussions on Muslim extremism involve its complete denial. And yet no one really thinks that this kind of thing is extraordinary, because everyone, including those who chant that Islam is a religion of peace, have grown completely used to this state of affairs.
A Muslim murder bounty hasn’t been news in decades. It is passively assumed that Muslims will kill when their religious sensibilities are offended and that the blame belongs to the offenders rather than the killers.
And so the Jihad and those complicit in enabling it go on.