Imam shoots, kills Jordanian writer at trial over satirical cartoon

That’s in modern, moderate Jordan, our ally.


Source: Jordan writer in blasphemy case Nahid Hattar killed – BBC News

A Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page has been killed.

Nahid Hattar was hit by three bullets outside the court in the capital Amman where he was standing trial.

Police have arrested the suspected shooter, Riad Abdullah. Jordanian media said he was local imam who had been upset by the cartoon.

But security sources told the Jordan Times he was a known extremist.

A witness told the Associate Press news agency that Mr Abdullah had a long beard and was wearing a long robe, common among conservative Muslims.

Nahid Hattar was detained in August for 15 days on charges of insulting God Allah after he published a cartoon depicting a bearded man lying in bed with two women and smoking, asking God Allah to bring him a drink.

Mr Hattar was born a Christian, but considered himself an atheist. He was attacked on social media for being anti-Islam.

He said he had not meant to cause offence and wanted to expose radical Islamists’ view of heaven.

Authorities said he had broken the law by sharing the cartoon.

Mr Hattar’s supporters say they hold the government responsible for his death.

“The prime minister was the first one who incited against Nahid when he ordered his arrest and put him on trial for sharing the cartoon, and that ignited the public against him and led to his killing,” the writer’s cousin, Saad Hattar said.

The government has publicly condemned the killing.

A spokesperson told Petra news agency: “The government will strike with an iron hand all those who exploit this crime to broadcast speeches of hatred to our community.”


6 thoughts on “Imam shoots, kills Jordanian writer at trial over satirical cartoon

  1. The cartoon is totally accurate when it comes to the muzzlumz’ warped and ultra-sensuous view of their allah-god! This crap is exactly what they believe about “muzzlum paradise”! The murdering thug (imam) just proves how vile this “religion” really is! ISLAM IS EVIL–ROTTEN TO THE CORE AND MUST BE DESTROYED!!!!!

    • @anon. You will notice, of course, that my usage of the word ‘religion’ is placed in quotes. Certainly, islam is not the least bit a ‘religion’ of integrity, but unfortunately it parades itself as such, and millions of misinformed people (including many well-meaning Christians) are oblivious to the evil that embodies it. As for the other 70-odd “virgins”–well, hey, it’s just a guess, but MAYBE THEY’RE IN HELL!!! AHEMM!!!

  2. Isn’t it amazing what power a simple cartoon has over Islamists. It’s almost like Kryptonite to Superman, or bacteria to War of the Worlds aliens. Cartoons drive them into a murderous rage that can be used against them, and can eventually destroy their evil ideology.

    The war against Islam must be like jiu jitsu. Exploit their weaknesses, and use their strengths against them. Form female special ops assassin teams, coat all weapons with bacon grease, and set traps for them with anti-Islam cartoons.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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