Writer shot at court­house

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A prom­i­nent Jor­da­nian writer has been shot dead in front of the court­house where he was on trial for shar­ing a car­toon deemed of­fen­sive to Is­lam. Po­lice and rel­a­tives said Na­hed Hat­tar was gunned down shortly be­fore ar­riv­ing for a court hear­ing. Po­lice said the kil­ler was im­me­di­ately ar­rested. Hat­tar was ar­rested in Au­gust af­ter shar­ing the car­toon on so­cial me­dia. The draw­ing of un­clear ori­gin de­picted God in par­adise, be­ing treated as a ser­vant by an Arab man loung­ing in bed with two women and ask­ing for wine. Rel­a­tives said the car­toon was meant to il­lus­trate what Hat­tar, a Chris­tian, viewed as the twisted re­li­gious views of ISIS ex­trem­ists. The post was deleted af­ter many an­gry re­sponses.

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