'Kill the Pope', Sheik says
A HARDLINE Somalian cleric has called for Muslims to "hunt down" and kill Pope Benedict for his controversial comments about Islam.
"Whoever offends our prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim," Sheik Malin, a prominent cleric in the Somali capital, said at Friday evening prayers.
"We call on all Islamic communities across the world to take revenge on the baseless critic called the Pope," he said.
The Iraqi group Jaish al-Mujahidin (Mujahidin's Army) said: "We swear that we will destroy their cross in the heart of Rome . . . and that their Vatican will be hit and wept over by the Pope."