Monday, August 15, 2016

Not in the Western press: the case of the cartoon on Facebook which offended God and the potentate of Jordan

The AG of Amman issued this Orwellian statement about the case of the Jordanian writer accused of posting a cartoon on Facebook which offended God (who is very touchy and over-sensitive in the Arab world) and the Potentate of Jordan: "The AG of Amman, Judge Abdullah Abu Al-Ghanam forbade any publishing about the defendant, writer Nahid Hattar.  And the judge stressed that the DA's offie will prosecute anyone who violates the ban against publishing by publishing any information whether on social media or electronic sites or any other method."