People and Politics by Patrick Roberts
With friends like the Pakistanis who needs enemies? -- Minister there appeals to “Taliban and Al Qaeda brothers” to kill filmmaker
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 08:28 AM
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|Pakistan's railways minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour|
We are led to believe that Pakistan is our ally in the most dangerous region of the world.
We send billions in aid and hope for the best when it comes to stopping the Taliban and Al Qaeda militants who populate large regions of that country’s Northwest frontier.
Yesterday we had yet another example of what wonderful allies we have in the Pakistanis.
It appears that a Pakistani minister has offered $100,000 reward to anyone who murders the maker of that horrible video "The Innocence of Muslims" -- and he is calling on his Taliban and Al Qaeda friends to help.
"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, to applause.
"I invite the Taliban brothers and the al-Qaeda brothers to join me in this blessed mission."
“Taliban brothers and Al-Qaeda brothers”?
Oh you mean the blokes who killed thousands of Americans and continue to do so, especially American soldiers?
What are we supposed to do here?
Keep working with these guys? Send a few more billion?
Or declare a spade a spade and say we are sending no more money until this guy is fired from the government.
Otherwise we are just laughing stocks, fashioning a rod to beat ourselves with.
Or in other words, plain stupid.
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