Kurt Westergaard is on trial in absentia in Jordan. That’s not news. What I did find interesting in this Copenhagen Post article was the admission by many in Jordan that the case is nothing more than theater.
Speaking to Middle-Eastern news-site The Medial Line, Jordanian attorney Usama Beitar, himself a former member of the “God’s Prophet Unites Us” campaign, called the trial “a civilized answer” to what he views as a smear campaign against Islam, but said the trial had little chance of amounting to anything.
“I do not understand why the case is being brought back to life at this stage,” he told Media Line. “It is clearly for political reasons.”