The murder of the Jordanian writer(N.Hatter) , a slap of terrorism ?

Radicalism is not just a sudden attitude and reaction of oppression by governments or who ever. It is a result of a lifestyle that teaches children how to be careful from the other. How they are right and the others are always wrong. That there is a conspiracy against them. That once upon millennia we were the best of nations. We foster tribal thinking from the moment we tell our children that being a Muslim means that you are not like the Christian and vice versa. When we separate between people and put them in ranks and statuses. When we preach what we do not practice.

I cannot see a difference in the two murders. Except that the murder of the writer created a sense of fear, whereas, women die in the same way daily, and it seems to be just a norm….

His society needs to be deconstructed.

There is something that we lose each passing moment within our own humanity. As if we are experiencing a failure of mankind….

نادية حرحش

Is it terrorism, fundamentalism, racism, tribalism, or is it simply a way of living. A natural consequence of education, upbringing?

The rage that took form in people’s reactions after the assassination of the Jordanian writer Nahed Hatter, as a revenge from some “bearded” assigned through god man for a caricature that the deceased had previously posted a few months back. The assassination took place on the entrance of the Supreme Court where the deceased was heading to, in order to hear a final rule against him in that case.

As if those fundamentalists are specialized with libels related with cartoons. You draw a caricature, you get offensive, and you deserve to be killed.

Of course it felt sad. What happened brought memories of similar such crimes. Farraj Fuda was shot to his death as he was going out of a seminar a decade or two ago. Salman Rushdie is still…

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Nahed Hattar, Jordan, and the Muslim World



Nahed Hattar, a 56-year-old Christian Jordanian writer has been murdered. He was shot three times outside a court in Amman, where he was facing charges of sharing a cartoon deemed to be “offensive” to Islam. Hattar was arrested in August after posting a cartoon that mocked jihadists on his Facebook page. Mr. Hattar was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam before being released on bail in early September. According to several reports, Mr. Hattar’s killer was arrested and police are investigating the murder.

The provocative cartoon depicts an Arab man enjoying himself in Paradise with two women and saying to God (who was checking on him): “Yes Lord, get me a glass of wine and tell Angel Gabriel to bring me some cashews. After that, send me an immortal servant to clean the floor and take the empty plates with you.”

Hattar’s murder is yet another tragic event…

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