British member of Parliament puts bounty on Obama

Associated Press Published: April 15, 2012
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Lord Nazir Ahmed, the native of Kashmir Pakistan who sits in the British House of Lords, has put a bounty on President Obama and former President Bush in response to the United States targeting a Pakistani terrorist.

"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," the first Muslim British peer said, according to Pakistani reports translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute.

Hafiz Saeed is accused of organizing terror attacks on Mumbai, in 2008, that killed over 100 people. The Pakistani government refuses to cooperate with the U.S. bounty on Saeed until it receives "concrete evidence" of his terrorist activities.

Ahmed's "bounty" on Obama resulted in his suspension by the Labour Party.  "I struggle to see how encouraging the detention of the President of the United States fits with membership of the Lords, one of our great parliamentary institutions," said Patrick Mercer, a member of the House of Commons.

Ahmed "denied offering a bounty - but said he had told the meeting that Mr Bush and ex-Labour prime minister Tony Blair should be prosecuted for war crimes," according to the UK Press Association.

H/T Andrew McCarthy

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