Not the sort of thing you read every day….

Mrs. TwShiloh usually doesn’t like it when I reference Swedish news from the online site The Local.  She claims it’s highly skewed and presents an unflattering picture of Sweden that focuses on the tawdry and scatological interests of the (probably) British editors.  I disagree and point out that perhaps that view is more correct than a Swede living abroad would like to admit.

Regardless of where you may stand on that very important issue, I think we can agree that even at their most ‘egregious’ they can’t touch the work of Emirates 24/7.  And how often do you get to see headlines like this?

‘Donkey rape’ sparks tribal massacre in Yemen

Newspapers in Yemen said the owner of the ass got mad after he saw the donkey attacking his animal, prompting him to chase the donkey and hit it.

The attack infuriated the donkey owner, who called his armed tribe men and asked them to take revenge.

“The problem snowballed into an armed fight between Makabis tribe, which owns the donkey, and Bani Abbas which owns the ass…15 people were either killed or injured in the battle,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Aleqtisadiah said, quoting newspapers in Yemen.

But the madcap mayhem doesn’t end there!  As a bonus story (totally unrelated and not even getting a nod in the headline) we get a story about a monkey going berserk in a Saudi Arabian mosque.

A packed Saudi mosque plunged into pandemonium after a money   found its way inside and attacked worshippers …

No word on whether the monkey was an agent of Mossad, a Shiite extremist or a member of SEAL Team 6 engaged in a counter terrorism operation.

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