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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Truth Hurts -- And Gets You Fired

A week or so ago, I posted a story of an African man who was forced to marry a goat after being discovered performing an act of beastiality on her:

Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.

"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".

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. (BBC)
A wry and right-on commenter, Bookworm, noted:
It's ironic when you think that a woman caught in the same position as the goat (pardon that imagery) would probably have been executed. It also makes you wonder how Sudanese Muslims really understand the whole concept of marriage which, in the Western tradition, has tended to be the holy union of man and woman.
Our story now moves from Sudan to another country with odd religious beliefs, i.e., pretty much a lack of them, Canada:
The chairman of the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has resigned after remarks about bestiality and ruminations about defecation, Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda said on Tuesday.

Guy Fournier created an uproar in Canada's Lebanese community and in the media when he claimed that Lebanon allowed men to have sexual relations with female animals, but reserved the death penalty for those who did so with male animals. (Reuters)
Better watch your back, Book. And don't, definitely don't, begin going on about the joys of defecation, the other little slip that got Fournier the pink slip.

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