On sunday morning, a well known Jordanian writer and political activist was shot dead as he headed to courtroom to face charges for posting cartoons on facebook which offended Islam. A witness describes the shooter as conservative muslim. Nahed Hattar, a secular christian was arrested for sharing a cartoon on his facebook page. The cartoon is described to be a conversation between a muslim man and God. Muslims were offended as it depicted God with disrespect. Hattar was in jail for two weeks before being freed on bail for the hearing on sunday. Hattar's family now blames Jordan's Government.
Anisha Venkatesh Babu