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Britain's Lord Nazir Ahmed Offers £10 Million Bounty for President Obama

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports that during a recent visit to Pakistan, Lord Nazir Ahmed (pictured right) , a member of the British House of Lords who originally hails from Pakistani Kashmir, announced he was putting up a bounty of £10 million for the capture of U.S. President Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

The announcement, made at a conference held in the Pakistani town of Haripur, came in response to a recent U.S. announcement offering a $10 million reward to anyone providing information leading to the capture of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, founder of the Pakistani jihadi organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and emir of LeT's charity arm, Jamaatud Dawa.[1]

Stressing the seriousness of his offer, Lord Ahmed said he would back the bounty at any cost, even if it meant selling his house. Qazi Muhammad Asad, minister for education in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government, was among those present at the conference at which the announcement was made.
 
Following are excerpts from a report on the announcement that appeared in the Pakistani daily The Express Tribune:[2] 
 
 "In an expression of solidarity with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the [capture] of U.S. President Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.
 
"He made the announcement at a reception arranged in his honor by the business community of Haripur on Friday [April 13, 2012]. Former [Pakistani] foreign minister Goher Ayub Khan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl's (JUI-F) central leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, and [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa] Provincial Minister for Education Qazi Muhammad Asad were also present [at] the occasion.
 
"Lord Nazir said that the bounty placed on Saeed was an insult to all Muslims, and [that] by [offering it], President Obama has challenged the dignity of the Muslim ummah.
 
"'If the U.S. can announce a reward of $10 million for the [capture] of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of £10 million [for the capture of] President Obama and his predecessor, George Bush,' Lord Nazir said, adding that he would arrange the bounty at any cost, even if he was left with the option of selling all his personal assets, including his house..."
 
[1] Speaking at another event, held on April 10, 2012, in the presence of Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr. Mujahid Kamran, Lord Ahmed said that the U.S. had put up the bounty for Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in order "to keep Pakistan in [a] defensive position." He also warned of the likelihood of a U.S. or Israeli attack on Iran, noting that the governments of the U.S. and other countries, facing an election year, could use such an attack to win votes and distract public opinion from the dire financial situation they were facing. In the case of such an attack, he called on the Muslim ummah to unite against the attacking powers. Business Recorder (Pakistan), April 11, 2012.
 
[2] The Express Tribune (Pakistan), April 15, 2012. The original English has been lightly edited for clarity.
 

 

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Comment by Marvin Wade on April 16, 2012 at 11:14pm

Isn't Murder and Conspiracy to commit murder in the State's jurisdiction?  Why hasn't Florida put out arrest warrants for the New Black Panthers?

Comment by Jeff Waller on April 16, 2012 at 3:12pm

Jo, neither is legal...

Comment by Gerald V. Todd on April 16, 2012 at 12:10pm

Hispanic's better look out. They shipped Elian Gonzales back to Cuba didn't they?

Comment by Guy Blanchard on April 16, 2012 at 12:05pm

obama has supported the black panthers for a long time.Check obama's record in the past.Transparency right?Just because mr Zimmerman is hispanic does not mean obama should allow the black panthers to put a hit on him. Hispanics have made alot of contributions to America and for obama to allow the black panthers to put a bounty on the head of any American is a shame.Mr Zimmerman is an American,period.Just because Mr Zimmerman is Hispanic does not mean the black panthers should have obama's blessings on a bounty.Mr Zimmerman is an American,period. We have many wonderful Hispanic Americans so obama is a racist if he hates Hispanics and will allow the black panthers to put a bounty on the head of an American..Transparency right?

Comment by John S Bacsenko IV on April 16, 2012 at 9:51am

I agree with you Marvin.  As well, it's those Black Panthers and groups like that who proliferate illegal guns and give NRA and 2nd Amendment supporters a bad name!  

Comment by Marvin Wade on April 16, 2012 at 8:35am

I don't see the difference between hiring a hitman to kill someone and putting a bounty out to do the same thing.  This guy AND the members of the New Black Panthers that put the bounty out on George Zimmerman should be arrested and charged with Conspiracy to commit murder!

Comment by S Torres on April 16, 2012 at 7:36am

I'd have to agree with J Waller, as a retired military officer and Apple Pie loving American, no one makes a threat to any living President (Obama included) Hilliary Clinton should be knocking on that "Lords" door... Britains parliment should throw him out. We just now see what is happening with elected officials over there and their true loyalty. Remember when Hermain Cain said he would have some type of loyalty test for cabinet members.? I think that guy would have failed

Comment by Robyn on April 16, 2012 at 2:26am

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits. 

Comment by Jo Gonzalez on April 16, 2012 at 2:11am

More hot air!!!  This Guy isn't any more outrageous, than the Black Panthers putting a bounty on George Zimmerman...........We need law and Order in this Country, England can figure out their own problems, they welcomed them in, and all of a sudden realize it was a bad idea, Open Borders, anyone?

Comment by Jerold Ross on April 15, 2012 at 11:19pm

I agree with Pat Chadwell; This is some kind of sympathy trip to make us think Obama is not a muslim and he's a victim, just before the election. If it were for real, I'd hand over both of them with EH to boot. For now, I dont believe it.

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