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Anti-Islam film: Amid protests, Rs10 million bounty offered for filmaker

Express Tribune: Jamiat Ittehadul Ulema (JIU) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chapter President Abdul Akbar Chitrali declared a bounty worth Rs10 million on the head of the film’s producer. Addressing a rally at Ring Road, he urged the government to expel the US ambassador to Pakistan if the US does not impose a ban on the film.

Meanwhile, religious parties, Christian minority groups, traders and civil society members staged protests condemning the movie that has been deemed offensive by the West and the Muslim world alike. They rebuked the filmmaker for hurting the sentiments of Muslims and sabotaging interfaith harmony across the world.

Members of JIU accused the US and Israel of conspiring against Islam and portraying Muslims as terrorists and extremists. They also set fire to American and Israeli flags.

Local traders, under the leadership Tajir Insaf Traders Union, held a rally from Ashraf Road…

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