25 February, 2006

Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat

BBC NEWS - Africa - Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat

Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case. "They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.
Secret Dubai covered a similar incident with a different outcome. Not sure what accounts for the difference in outcome, but one difference in circumstances is that a camel was involved, not a goat. Somehow I suspect that is not a difference that matters. My guess is that a difference in legal systems accounts for the difference in outcome.

Hat tip to EclectEcon.


azucenamaryam said...

Have you ever read Beloved by Toni Morrison? You should. And them perhaps, you won't be so taken with news not funny at all and really degrades both the reader and the subject.

secretdubai said...

I tried to get it on Fark.com but they had already received and rejected the link.

I hope she at least looked pretty in the wedding photos ;)

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