AN al-Qaeda magazine encouraging terrorism has revealed its most-wanted list of Islam critics to kill – and it includes British author Salman Rushdie.
The shocking article reads: “Wanted: Dead or alive for crimes against Islam.”
English language mag Inspire lists Mr Rushdie and American pastor Terry Jones – who burned the Koran on a 9/11 anniversary – among its targets.
Alongside the images is the slogan: “Yes we can. A bullet a day keeps the infidel away.”
The list includes Molly Norris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Flemming Rose, Morris Swadiq, Salman Rushdie, Girt Wilders [sic], Lars Vilks, Stephane Charbonnie, Carsten Luste, Terry Jones, and Kurt Westergaard.
The article also states: “Defend Prophet Muhammad. Peace be upon him.”
The banned extremist web magazine is published by the Middle East Media Research Institute based in Washington D.C.
It is used to target Western governments by encouraging terrorism from home-grown jihadist groups.
Last September Muslim extremists ramped up the price on Mr Rushdie’s head.
A fatwa — death sentence — was issued by Iran’s late leader Ayotollah Khomeini in 1989 over passages in the British writer’s book The Satanic Verses.
Iran’s Khordad Foundation has raised the reward offered for his killing by £500,000 to £2.5million.
The hardliners upped the ante in the midst of protests over an offensive anti-Islam American movie which alleged insulted the Prophet Mohammad.
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