Jump to content

Jordanian writer shot dead as he arrived for trial for insulting Islam


drvoke
 Share

Recommended Posts

This writer was shot dead outside the courtroom of his trial. He was accused of posting a cartoon to Facebook that insulted Islam.



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/25/jordanian-writer-shot-dead-trial-insulting-islam-nahed-hattar





A prominent Jordanian writer, who was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, has been shot dead outside a court in Amman where he was due to appear.


Nahed Hattar, 56, was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam after posting the cartoon on Facebook this year.


The cartoon, entitled The God of Daesh (Isis), depicted an Isis militant sitting next to two women and asking God to bring him a drink.


Hattar was arrested in August and released on bail early this month. On Sunday, he was shot in the head three times as he arrived for a hearing.



According to the Jordanian state news agency Petra, a man was arrested at the scene of the shooting in the Abdali district. The government denounced the killing as a “heinous” crime.


Two witnesses said the gunman, bearded and in his 50s, was wearing a traditional Arab dishdasha, or long robe.


“He was standing at a short distance of about one metre in front of Nahed on the stairs of the supreme court,” a witness told the Associated Press.


Saad Hattar, a cousin of the victim, said: “Nahed was accompanied with two brothers and a friend when he was shot. The brothers and the friend chased the killer and caught him and handed him over to the police.”


He said the family held Jordan’s prime minister, Hani al-Mulki, responsible for Hattar’s death. “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, and that ignited the public against him and led to his killing.”


In a statement, the family called on the government to hold accountable all those who had incited violence against Hattar. “Many fanatics wrote on social media calling for his killing and lynching, and the government did nothing against them,” they said.


A government spokesman, Mohammad Momani, who condemned the killing as a heinous crime, said: “The government will strike with an iron hand all those who exploit this crime to broadcast speeches of hatred to our community.”


Hattar had insisted that he had not meant to insult Islam by posting the cartoon, but wanted to expose how Isis “envisions God and heaven”. He accused his Islamist opponents of using the cartoon to settle scores with him.


A controversial figure on the left of Jordanian politics, Hattar has faced charges before, including for insulting the country’s king, Abdullah II. He has also been a prominent supporter of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, and advocated depriving Jordanians of Palestinian origin of their legal and civil rights.


Hattar’s murder is the latest in a series of recent violent incidents in Jordan, which until recently had avoided the worst of the jihadi-related violence that has affected some other Middle Eastern states even though several thousand of its citizens have crossed into neighbouring Syria to join Isis.


Late last year, a Jordanian police captain opened fire on instructors at an international police training centre in Jordan’s capital, killing at least five people, including two Americans, before being shot dead by security forces.


In June, a suicide car bomb attack near the Syrian border killed seven Jordanian soldiers.


The incidents have raised fears among diplomats and analysts over Jordan’s security after years in which the kingdom has been seen as a haven of stability.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cartoon-Shows-Allah-640-580.gif

 

 

 

The cartoon is pretty funny.

 

 

http://www.clarionproject.org/news/jordanian-satirist-arrested-cartoon-mocking-isis

 

The eminent Jordanian cartoonist and political satirist Nahed Hattar recently shot dead was on trial for insulting Islam. He posted this satirical cartoon depicting a conversation between a jihadist and Allah in paradise.

Hattar, of Christian origin who personally professes non-belief, has been a respected satirist in Jordan for many years.

The cartoon was posted to his anti-Islamic State Facebook page and purported to show how jihadists “envision heaven.”

Hattar was arrested for insulting religion. His cartoon twisted Islamic vocabulary about God and paradise for comedic effect, such as changing the word “Subhanallah” (Glory be to Allah) into the second person “Subhanekh” (your gloriousness) which also prompted criticism of his cartoon as being an insensitive way to discuss God.

The cartoon is translated below by by Clarion Project Arabic Affairs Analyst Anwar el-Iraqi.

In Green: In paradise…

Allah: “May your evening be joyous, Abu Saleh, do you need anything?”

Jihadist: “Yes Lord, bring me the glass of wine from other there and tell Jibril [the Angel Gabriel] to bring me some cashews. After that send me an eternal servant to clean the floor and take the empty plates with you.”

Jihadist continues: “Don’t forget to put a door on the tent so that you knock before you enter next time, your gloriousness.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Cartoon-Shows-Allah-640-580.gif

 

 

 

The cartoon is pretty funny.

 

 

http://www.clarionproject.org/news/jordanian-satirist-arrested-cartoon-mocking-isis

 

The eminent Jordanian cartoonist and political satirist Nahed Hattar recently shot dead was on trial for insulting Islam. He posted this satirical cartoon depicting a conversation between a jihadist and Allah in paradise.

Hattar, of Christian origin who personally professes non-belief, has been a respected satirist in Jordan for many years.

The cartoon was posted to his anti-Islamic State Facebook page and purported to show how jihadists “envision heaven.”

Hattar was arrested for insulting religion. His cartoon twisted Islamic vocabulary about God and paradise for comedic effect, such as changing the word “Subhanallah” (Glory be to Allah) into the second person “Subhanekh” (your gloriousness) which also prompted criticism of his cartoon as being an insensitive way to discuss God.

The cartoon is translated below by by Clarion Project Arabic Affairs Analyst Anwar el-Iraqi.

In Green: In paradise…

Allah: “May your evening be joyous, Abu Saleh, do you need anything?”

Jihadist: “Yes Lord, bring me the glass of wine from other there and tell Jibril [the Angel Gabriel] to bring me some cashews. After that send me an eternal servant to clean the floor and take the empty plates with you.”

Jihadist continues: “Don’t forget to put a door on the tent so that you knock before you enter next time, your gloriousness.”

 

It is funny, but the child brides look a bit old.

Is that a 3 legged chicken on the floor. Looks like even Muslim chickens inbreed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...