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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Posting this cartoon containing image of God got a well-known writer in jail in Jordan
Nahid Hattar is is part of an anti-Palestinian left movement in Jordan (which has been close to the royal court). He also is a staunch supporter of the Syrian regime and his racist anti-Syrian people writings ended his writings for Al-Akhbar. I never agreed with him on anything but now he is in trouble because of this cartoon in which God is portrayed. He is so unpopular (outside of the Syrian regime circles) that no one is defending him. But if this regime which arrested a writer for a cartoon he posted on Facebook was not pro-US/pro-Israel, there would have been universal condemnations around the world. (The cartoon mocks the heavenly promises of Jihadi terrorists).
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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