15 September 2007

Al-Baghdadi is a cheapo!

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the mysterious (some say fictitious) leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq issued a contract fatwa on the heads of two new enemies of Islam for an amount that is really insulting to the pair:

The al-Qaeda leader upped the reward for Vilks' death to $150,000 if he was "slaughtered like a lamb" and offered $50,000 for the killing of the editor of Nerikes Allehanda, the Swedish paper that printed Vilks' cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body on August 19th.
Come on, people. Your boss sits on a few hundred million dollars and you are offering such a pittance for the job?


Update: CNN also talks about the issue, but does not mention the editor and the amount for Vilks is only $100,000. Is it a result of open bidding for the contract?