Obama, Clinton, Holder, Perez, et al wanted to send a signal to the Muslim Ummah and it has been received clearly. via Anti-Islam film: Malik claims credit for producer’s arrest – The Express Tribune.
In yet another bizarre instance, courtesy Rehman Malik, the interior minister appeared on Saturday to claim credit for the arrest of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer of anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims”.
“I don’t claim entire credit, but it is a credit for the Muslim Ummah, the credit goes to my government. In fact, it is our government and the entire world which took up this derogatory documentary film at all international forums,” Malik told a news conference at Pakistan’s Embassy in Washington on Saturday.
When pressed on the point that Nakoula had been arrested for violating terms of his bail in a separate case, Malik said, “I pointed out that he is a fugitive of law, I did have information. And perhaps that voice reached the right quarters, and he was arrested, it is not me who has made the arrest, but I became instrumental in appealing to the United States.”
About his meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department, Malik said he thanked Clinton and President Barack Obama for condemning the anti-Islam film.
Making a case for the extradition of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist jailed in the United States for terror links, Malik said she could serve rest of her jail term in Pakistan.
He said that he had raised the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui in his meeting with FBI Director Robert Mueller, who said the suggestion could be considered.
Malik said he had also written to the US attorney general on the matter and would release the contents of his letter soon.