Al-Qaeda Offers Reward for Killing Swedish Artist and Editor!
Very unhelpful, to say the least!! Just as this issue was going away too.
Terror leader offers money to murder cartoonist
15th September 2007
The purported leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, has put a bounty of $100,000 on the head of Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
Baghdadi, whom the US military claims does not exist, said in an audio recording on an Islamic website that the money would be paid to anyone who murdered the Swedish cartoonist.
The voice said that Vilks had insulted the Muslim Prophet Muhammad through his depiction of him as a so-called roundabout dog.
Ulf Johansson, editor of newspaper Nerikes Allehanda, one of the newspapers to publish the cartoon, is also threatened in the recording. The reward for murdering Johansson was $50,000, al-Baghdadi said.
Baghdadi is purported to be leader of a loose grouping of terror organizations fighting the US military presence in Iraq.
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