Muslim extremist Mullah Krekar praised the man who killed Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh during a demonstration against Quran burning.
Calling the man "courageous" at Friday's peaceful protest against the recent action by Afghanistan-based US military members, he told about 100 people, "In 2004, Mohammed Bouiri, a young and courageous Moroccan man, killed the Dutch filmmaker in the middle of the street by shooting and stabbing him in retaliation for the Quran and love of Islam."
47-year-old Mr Van Gogh made a film in collaboration with Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 'Submission' criticised the treatment of women in Islam. The film was perceived as being insulting to Islam and aroused a lot of controversy amongst Muslims.