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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Prominent Christian writer shot dead in Jordan after being charged with insulting Islam

A prominent Jordanian writer (Pictured left)  was shot dead by a suspected Islamist gunman (Right) on Sunday, September 25th, outside the courtroom where he was due to stand trial for insulting Islam by sharing a cartoon on Facebook.
 
Nahed Hattar, a 56-year-old intellectual from Jordan's Christian minority, was gunned down on the steps of a courthouse in Amman in what appeared to be a religiously motivated attack.
Hattar was arrested in August for sharing a cartoon on Facebook showing a bearded man in heaven smoking, lying in bed with women and calling on God to bring him wine and cashew. He captioned the cartoon which he deleted shortly after posting it:
"It mocks terrorists and their concept of God and heaven. It does not infringe God's divinity in anyway"
Mr Hattar said the cartoon was intended to mock jihadists and their twisted interpretation of Islam but Jordan's government charged him with insulting the faith and "provoking sectarian rifts". The writer rejected the charges and planned to fight the case.
"I am mocking the terrorists and their conception of hell and heaven," Mr Hattar wrote shortly before his death. “I’m not insulting the supreme Allah, at all, on the contrary, I’m against the type of God that the terrorists worship
The gunman was arrested at the scene has been  identified as Riyad Ismail Abdullah, a 49-year-old imam who recently returned from making the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
Mr Hattar's family immediately blamed Jordan's government for failing to protect the writer, saying the decision to publicly charge him with offending Islam had made him a target for Muslim extremists.   
"We hold the Ministry of Interior responsible," said Jamal Attar, a cousin.  
"This is the first assassination in Jordan that targets a person over nothing but his opinion, for freedom of speech. The prime minister was the first one who incited against Nahed when he ordered his arrest and put him on trial for sharing the cartoon." the victim's cousin Saad Hattar said. "

Jordan's government condemned his murder, calling it an "ugly crime" and promised "investigating the incident and holding the criminal accountable for his offense"

28 comments:

Uju Phil said...

Rest on Sir... Those guys are as devilish as devil himself. Wonder if whoever they're fighting for can't fight for himself! #CanceravDWorld

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livingstone chibuike said...

Rip

Ohiren's Zone said...

He has gone to a more deserving and better place.

Juliet Iwuno said...

May his soul RIP. Linda take note!

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Freeborn said it that...
ALL MUSLIMS ARE TERRORIST AND PEDOPHILES LIKE IT OR NOT.
how many Muslims leaders has condemn the Muslims killing if its not writing in their bloody Koran huh?
ISLAM IS NOT ONLY A DISASTER BUT A CULTISM OF KILLERS.
how and why will u fight for a useless god u think that is strong huh?
Since the bastard Allah and mohammad is strong why fighting for him huh?
MUHAMMAD IT SHALL NOT BE WELL WITH U IN HELL FOR CAUSING THIS EVIL IN THIS WORLD WITH UR SATANIC RELIGION.
I WONDER HOW SWEET THIS WORLD WOULD HAVE BEING WITHOUT MUSLIMS.
ban all Muslim oo we need Donald Trump oooo
















#sad indeed

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Majority of Islams are radicals.
Signed
LibBadBoy

RareSpecie Z said...

Fuck Islam.
Intolerant fucks.
Still ironic that my BBF is a devout Muslim. So i guess 'Fuck me too'.

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Na wa o,but him sef what it's his problem with Islam ? We all are free to worship who ever we want to worship,minding your religion in peace doesn't hurt.
I'm not in support of anyone insulting my religion,just like I'm not in support of people killing in the name of religion or whatsoever !


~glo rule your world~ cos I do•

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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

To think they claim to be all about peace.... Smh!

Anonymous said...

wait.... so muslims can kill for insulting their religion but are very good in insulting other people's religion... there is nothing like a peaceful muslim all muslims are evil like prophet muhammed

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

CreebHills said...

all this senseless killings, Lod have Mercy
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OSINANL said...

Islam is evil

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It is well


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Eleojo Blessing said...

Eyahh

Bashir Danlami said...

Freeborn that's what I will do you if I ever come across you face to face

Anonymous said...

Mohammed is a prophet . Yes but a false prophet. Period.

Cha said...

Linda could u please delete/remove this comment for security reason. It is the kind of comment that got the guy up there killed. Agbusi gbaa otule o muru ako

Anonymous said...

Leave Freeborn alone. He is speaking the truth. Your religion is a cult.
.

Bashir Danlami said...

Don't mind linda,she gave lunatics chance to spew rubbish,mind you she is breeding hatred here.as for freeborn anytime I come across you that's your final day on earth.

gentle said...

"I am mocking the terrorists and their conception of hell and heaven," Mr Hattar wrote shortly before his death. “I’m not insulting the supreme Allah, at all, on the contrary, I’m against the type of God that the terrorists worship4.



Read the post well before you curse yourself. He didn't insult Islam in any way. He was mocking the way terrorists represent Islam - sleeping with a virgin after performing atrocities.
With more people like him, maybe islam might be redeemed in the eyes of the world, but some muslims don't want islam to be redeemed obviously.

gentle said...

Same with me...2 of my close friends are muslims. But some of the people practicing the religion are not trying abeg.

Ada bekee said...

Including the terrorists Abi? I thought you said terrorists do not practice Islam. How come you are now saying otherwise? If terrorists do not practice Islam like you people say, he didnot offend/insult your religion.

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