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Relatives of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar protest in front of Jordanian Prime Ministry in Amman, Jordan over Hattar's death. Sign reads in Arabic: No to assassination, no to violence, no to extremism.

Nahed Hattar's assassination exposes Jordan's darker side

Writer Nahed Hattar's brazen assassination in front of Jordan's Ministry of Justice was carried out by one man but it was enabled by a State that charged him with "insulting Islam" for a cartoon he shared on Facebook and an environment where extremist thought and intolerance for differing opinions festers.

Relatives of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar protest in front of Jordanian Prime Ministry in Amman, Jordan over Hattar's death. Sign reads in Arabic: No to assassination, no to violence, no to extremism.

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Nahed Hattar's assassination exposes Jordan's darker side

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Writer Nahed Hattar's brazen assassination in front of Jordan's Ministry of Justice was carried out by one man but it was enabled by a State that charged him with "insulting Islam" for a cartoon he shared on Facebook and an environment where extremist thought and intolerance for differing opinions festers.

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