Lucknow, Jan 8: What can be more shocking than the reaction of a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader who praised the terrorists who killed at least 12 people and injured many in Paris on Wednesday, Jan 7.
Haji Yakoob Qureshi, the BSP leader, on Thursday hailed the gunmen who shocked the entire world with their deadly terror attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris. [Paris attack: French Police release photos of suspects]
Qureshi, who had sparked similar kind of controversy in past as well, justified the shootout, saying that anyone who disrespects Prophet Mohammed deserves death.
Condemning the Charlie Hebdo magazine, Qureshi said the satirical weekly had been repeatedly mocking the religion which is why the attack was carried out. [Read: Charlie Hebdo- When Sajid Mir scouted in Paris]
Earlier in 2006, Qureshi had announced a reward of Rs 51 crore for anyone, who would kill the Danish cartoonist who drew a caricature mocking the Prophet.
Surprising everyone, this time he declared that he would reward the Paris attackers with the same amount for attacking Charlie Hebdo's office.