Killer Cartoons

The ‘Je suis Charlie’ types have left the Middle East long ago. But this chap, didn’t he get the memo? How come he didn’t know that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam?”

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Gunman kills Jordanian charged over anti-Islam cartoon

Christian journalist Nahed Hattar, about to go on trial, shot 3 times outside Amman court; shooting suspect arrested

Times of Israel

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AMMAN — A gunman on Sunday killed prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, state news agency Petra reported.

Hattar was struck by three bullets before the assailant was arrested, said Petra. Witnesses told AFP that a man had opened fire in front of the court in Amman’s Abdali district.

The 56-year-old Christian was arrested on August 13 after posting a cartoon mocking jihadists on his Facebook account.

He was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam before being released on bail in early September.

How is it possible to insult Islam when we all know that ISIL is totally unislamic and has nothing to do with Islam at all?

Jordan is a leading member of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq and Syria, and was the target of a June 21 suicide bombing that killed seven border guards.

The kingdom has carried out air strikes targeting IS jihadists and hosts coalition troops on its territory.

Jordanian journalist Nahed Hattar assassinated on September 25, 2016 in Amman, Jordan after posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. (Facebook)

Jordanian journalist Nahed Hattar assassinated on September 25, 2016 in Amman, Jordan after posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. (Facebook)