Jordanian writer who was slammed for 'anti-Islam' cartoon shot dead

By
| Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 15:12
First Published |
Jordan, Nahed Hattar, Jordanian Writer, Anti-Islam, Islam cartoon, ISIS,

The assailant, who came out of nowhere, shot Hattar in front of the court in Amman's Abdali district

New Delhi: Jordanian writer, Nahed Hattar, who was condemned and put on trial for 'anti-Islam' cartoon was shot dead outside of the court by an unidentified gunman on Sunday.

The assailant, who came out of nowhere, shot Hattar in front of the court in Amman's Abdali district. He was struck with three bullets. Authorities attending the scene immediately arrested the man.

Hattar, who was 56 and a Christian, was arrested on August 13 after he posted a cartoon on his Facebook account which mocked jihadists. He was eventually granted bail in early September following which Hattar removed the cartoon from his Facebook account.

As a clarification, Hattar had written that his cartoon ridiculed “terrorists and how they imagine God and heaven, and does not insult God in any way”.

Download English News App and stay updated with all Latest News.
For News in English, follow us on        


 

 

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.