Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fatal insults

Another martyr to freethinking today. Respected Jordanian writer, satirist and activist (and atheist) Nahed Hattar was shot in the head on the courtroom steps as he was attending his own trial for "offending Islam". Hattar was charged earlier this year for posting a cartoon on Facebook earlier this year; the cartoon simply had an image of "God" in it (looks more like Father Christmas to me) the actual purpose of the cartoon was to mock ISIS, the irony was clearly lost on the (religion of peace) cleric who violently took his life. Another day when Mankind takes a small step backwards instead of moving forward, there seem to be more and more days like this lately.

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