Jordanian Writer Who Shared Anti-Islam Cartoon Murdered
Nahed Hattar, a Jordanian writer who allegedly shared an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook, was killed on Sunday outside a courthouse in Amman, according to the country’s state news agency. Hattar, an activist and supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was standing trial for accusations of insulting Allah. The cartoon shows a bearded man smoking a cigarette and lying in bed with two women as he asks Allah for a drink. A source said the gunman, who was arrested at the scene, was a 39-year-old Muslim preacher. “The law will be strictly enforced on the culprit who did this criminal act and will hit with an iron first anyone who tries to harm the state of law,” a government spokesman said.