Friday, September 19, 2008

Typical Egypt!

Egyptian donkey jailed for theft
Thu Sep 18, 12:06 PM ET

CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian donkey has been jailed for stealing corn on the cob from a field belonging to an agricultural research institute in the Nile Delta, local media reported on Thursday.

The ass and its owner were apprehended at a police checkpoint that had been set up after the institute's director complained that someone was stealing his crops, the state-owned Al-Ahram daily said.

The unnamed ungulate was found in possession of the institute's corn and a local judge sentenced him to 24 hours in prison. The man who had his ass thrown in jail got off with a fine of 50 Egyptian pounds (nine dollars, six euros).


Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

50 LE is a lot of money for so many in Egypt. :(

Anonymous said...

oh what a demonic mentality, jailing the donkey for stealing??

it remind me of a Fatwa by an Islamic theologian yesterday exhort to kill all mice including Micky mouse and jerry as they are soldiers of Satan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i think it's not only the problem of Egypt, it's the problem of that thing in common between Egyptians and Saudi.

Queen O'Danile said...

Hi Egyptian--well you know I am no fan of the Salafi mentality--not at ALL. But I see a world of difference between the rulings coming out of Saudi Arabia--which are often downright dangerous, and this idiotic verdict in Egypt. I tend to believe it was done tongue-in-cheek. After all, Egyptians are famous for their senses of humor. I dont see any malice in it at all. Either the judge was trying to be funny, or just having a bad day. I'm sure the real aim was just to fine the donkey's owner. And thankfully, I dont see a whole lot of commonality between Egyptians and Saudis...ALHAMDULILAHHHHH!!!!

Queen O'Danile said...

Yes CG--50 pounds will buy a kilo of meat--with perhaps enough leftover to buy some bread or rice. I'm sure the owner will be keeping better watch on his donkey after this.

Anonymous said...

Surprised that this foolishness happens in Egyption Courts too !

But it was a good laugh to share :o)

Susie of Arabia said...

The whole story just opens itself up to so much ridicule - if Leno or Letterman got ahold of this one, they'd have a field day! It just gives a whole new meaning to the term "throwing his ass in jail!" I'm just curious about if they have a separate jail for donkeys and other animals? Or do they stick them in with everybody else?

on the edge said...

I refuse to touch this ASSinine story at all !

riverbelle said...

May Allah accept your hard work and efforts you put in his worship and may