Saturday, 11 July 2009

Suing a genie

A family in Saudi Arabia is taking a "genie" to court, accusing it of theft and harassment.

They accuse the spirit of threatening them, throwing stones and stealing mobile phones, Al Watan newspaper said.

The family have lived in the same house near the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia, for 15 years but say they only recently became aware of the spirit. They have now moved out.

A local court is investigating. In Islamic theology, genies are spirits that can harass or possess humans.

A local court says it is trying to verify the truthfulness of the claims "despite the difficulty" of doing so.

This is the best laugh I've had today and we're supposed to believe that these imbeciles are our equals!

I'm not sure who's the most stupid. The family for making these claims or the court for taking them seriously.