JORDAN: Muslim assassinates Jordanian Christian writer charged with posting an offensive-to-Islam cartoon on Facebook

A Muslim gunman on Sunday killed prominent Jordanian Christian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

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

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