Jordan: Gunman shoots dead Christian writer ahead of trial over caricature

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Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in News
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A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said. It said the shooter was arrested at the scene. Hattar, a Christian and an anti-Islamist activist, who was a supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was arrested last month after he shared a caricature that depicted a bearded man in heaven smoking in bed

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