Nazir Ahmed is more formerly addressed as Lord Nazir Ahmed since he is a member of Great Britain’s House of Lords. In case you noticed that his name does not sound very British, Ahmed is of Pakistani lineage and still seems to have strong ties with his homeland.
According to a report by The Daily Caller, Lord Ahmed was recently attending a reception in Haripur, Pakistan, a town about forty miles from Islamabad. When speaking about the bounty that the US recently placed on fellow Muslim Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Ahmed announced that he was placing a bounty on US President Barack Obama and former US President George W Bush. He was quoted as saying,
“If the U.S. can announce a reward of $10 million for the captor of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of 10 million pounds on President Obama and his predecessor George Bush.”
Current currency exchange rates place Ahmed’s 10£ million to be worth just under $16 million. He told the crowd that if necessary he would sell his home to help raise the money to pay the bounties.
At first when I read this report, I experienced a gamut of reactions. I was incensed that he would have the gall to place a bounty on the President and former President of the United States. But then I realized that the US has placed bounties on the heads of leaders of other countries such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi as well as top Muslim leaders such as Saeed and bin Laden. One dark side of me had a momentary feeling of awe that someone would actually place a bounty on the worst president in US history who has done more to destroy America than any other person in history.
In the case of Saeed, the US placed a bounty on him because they believe that he is the leader of the terrorist organization known as Lashkar-e-Taiba which just so happens to be located in Pakistan. Saeed and his terrorists were responsible for an attack in 2008 that killed more than 160 people, including 6 Americans in Mumbai, India.
Great Britain’s Labour Party quickly responded to the news by suspending Ahmed and launching an investigation. A spokeswoman for the Labour Party said,
“We have suspended Lord Ahmed pending investigation. If these comments are accurate we utterly condemn these remarks which are totally unacceptable.”
“The international community is rightly doing all in its power to seek justice for the victims of the Mumbai bombings and halt terrorism.”
According to other sources, Ahmed claims that he did not actually put a bounty on Obama and Bush and was quoted saying,
“I did not offer a bounty. I said that there have been war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan and those people who have got strong allegations against them – George W Bush and Tony Blair have been involved in illegal wars and should be brought to justice.”
One has to wonder how many Muslims took his comments seriously and are plotting ways to collect. It also reveals just how intolerant Muslims are of anyone else. It also verifies that they are not a religion of peace as they falsely claim.