Turkish celebrity chef at the centre of a blasphemy row in Jordan

Turkish celebrity chef at the centre of a blasphemy row in Jordan December 13, 2018

Jordanian authorities leapt into action  this week after a website published a Photoshopped image of renowned Turkish chef Nusret Gökce, best known as Salt Bae, showing him with Jesus at The Last Supper.

Image via Twitter

They arrested journalist and media personality Mohammad Al Wakeel – owner of Al Wakeel News – for “ridiculing Jesus”. The journalist remains under investigation and was questioned by a Cybercrime Unit for for allegedly inciting “sectarian strife.”

The image was deemed as “offensive to Christians and Muslims in Jordan”.

Image via Facebook

Al Wakeel, above, removed the image and apologised, saying it was a mistake by an editor in training.

If found guilty, Al Wakeel could be jailed for between six months and three years.

Gökce owns Nusr-Et, a small steakhouse chain, he’s reportedly making moves to open restaurants in New York City and London, in addition to his seven other existing locations.

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  • CoastalMaineBird

    a mistake by an editor in training.
    … and the “training” never ends…

  • barriejohn

    CAPTIONS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Disciple in blue: “Do you want stuffing?”

  • Stephen Mynett

    Disciple: “There is not a lot on the plate, will there be seconds?”
    Jesus: “The waiters will bring them later.”
    Disciple: “Well I hope they’re quicker with fucking seconds than you are. . . “

  • Broga

    “Move out, Jesus. We wanted Aslan and he has now arrived.”

  • Dave Andrews
  • Mefistofele

    Trying to inject some fun in a humourless society is either brave or just stupid.

  • Michael Bean

    Religion…Stifling and holding down Humanity and Human progress for millennia…and still going strong.
    Ain’t religion great?!