A top leader for an Al Qaeda affiliate offered 10 camels as bounty to capture President Barack Obama and 20 chickens for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s head.
Fuad Mohamed Khalaf, senior commander of the al-Shabab militia movement, countered the $33million in bounties the Obama administration announced this week for information about seven top members of the Somalia group.
Khalaf dismissed the U.S. rewards as another attack against Muslims calling the American leaders ‘infidels.’
Audio of Khalaf’s comments were posted on various websites.
CNN reported that Khalaf said: ‘Whoever brings the [mujahideen] information about the whereabouts of infidel Obama and the lady of Bill Clinton, the woman named Hillary Clinton, I will give a reward.’
The Obama administration has offered $5million for bounty for Khalaf.
The program will offer up to $7million for al-Shabab’s founder, Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed.
A lower amount, $3million each, is offered for Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi and Abdullahi Yare.
Khalaf mocked the U.S. announcement with his counter offer.
‘Anyone who helps the mujahideen find the whereabouts of Obama and Hillary Clinton will be rewarded with 10 camels for the information leading to Obama and 10 hens and 10 cocks for Hillary,’ he said, according to ABC News.
Khalaf went on to say: ‘There is nothing new in the fact that infidels pay to have Muslim leaders killed.
‘They already did that by offering camels for the head of Prophet Mohammed, and $5million is equivalent to 200 camels today.’
The U.S. bounties make up the first time the program has offered rewards for members of al-Shabab, accused of terrorist attacks in Somalia, Uganda and Kenya.
The rewards will be administered by the department’s Rewards for Justice program.
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Al-Shabab and Al Qaeda formally joined organizations earlier this year, though the ties between the groups already were strong.
Al-Shabab counts hundreds of foreign fighters among its ranks, including fighters with experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
In April, the U.S. government warned that it continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at U.S., Western and Kenyan targets inside Kenya.