Sunday, 2 December 2007

Hyderabad beheading threat

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), whose legislators and cadre attacked Taslima Nasreen here, on Friday threatened to behead the Bangladeshi author, if she ever set foot in the city again.

MIM leader in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi said that anyone who committed blasphemy deserved to be beheaded. “Muslims are proud of what our legislators and workers have done, because we can never tolerate any insult to Prophet Mohammed,” Akbaruddin, whose party has five legislators in the 294-member Assembly, told reporters.

“If she comes to the city again, we will kill her”, added Muqtada Afsar Khan, one of the three MIM legislators who attacked the writer at a book release function in the press club.

Deccan Herald, August 11, 2007