Sunday, February 05, 2006
AMMAN (AFP) - A Jordanian tabloid editor has been arrested after his newspaper published controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, while an investigation was launched into a second weekly newspaper that also printed the cartoons, a judicial source said.
Momani, editor-in-chief of the weekly gossip newspaper Shihane, was fired from his job on Friday after his newspaper printed three of the cartoons.
The cartoons had appeared along an editorial by Momani that read:
"Muslims of the world, be reasonable... what brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony in Amman?"
Momani was not only fired from his job but he was also arrested. This is disgusting. The only editor who dared to force us look in the mirror resides now in a prison cell. This region has a long way to go.
Democracy? Democracy my butt.