While the entire world is condemning the deadly terror attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Haji Yakoob Qureshi has justified the shootout and said people disrespecting Prophet Mohammed deserve death.
Qureshi said the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo had been repeatedly mocking the religion which is why the attack was carried out.
The BSP leader, after the attack, praised the attackers and declared a prize of Rs. 51 crore for them. The politician had also courted controversy in 2006 when he shot to limelight after he announced a similar prize money for anyone who would kill the Danish cartoonist who drew a caricature mocking the Prophet.
This time too, Qureshi has announced to reward the Paris attackers with the same amount for attacking Charlie Hebdo’s office.
Heavily armed men shouting Islamist slogans stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on Wednesday, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades.