Middle East

New bounty offer in Pakistan for anti-Islam filmmaker

Sept. 29, 2012 - Pakistanis shout slogans during a rally to protest against a film insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in Karachi, Pakistan.

Sept. 29, 2012 - Pakistanis shout slogans during a rally to protest against a film insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in Karachi, Pakistan.  (AP2012)

A former Pakistani legislator has offered a $200,000 bounty for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims around the world.

Ikramullah Shahid made the offer at a rally Monday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, before a crowd of about 15,000 people.

The rally was led by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, an umbrella group of radical Islamic and militant groups. Shahid is a member of the group.

This is the second such offer made by someone in Pakistan. A federal cabinet minister earlier offered $100,000 for the man behind the U.S.-made film that portrays Islam's Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and child molester.

Outraged Muslims have rallied against the film. At least 23 people have died in protests in Pakistan against the film.