A 15-year-old teenager caught engaging in sexual activity with a camel has been ordered to marry the animal. It was gathered that the teen has already admitted to having repeatedly mated with the animal during the course of the last year when he developed an “uncontrollable urge” to do so and felt obliged to come out publicly and admit to his crime after the camel gave birth. The village spokesman as recounted by eyewitness testimonies, said: “Although we do not believe he is the father of the young calf to punish him of his evil ways and purge him of his demons, we the council of elders ask that the young boy be married to the camel”
It was gathered that the teenager is satisfied with the verdict and his friends and family say he is relieved that he is not the father of the calf. His aunt told reporters: “He is very ashamed of his wrong doings but is very relieved to have learned that he is not the father of the calf ”. “He says he felt he was not ready for such responsibilities and is very glad to put this behind him”
According to the local Imam, the boy has been possessed by evil spirits and the teen’s marriage with the evil spirits would ward off the bad omen brought by the insidious act. “It is necessary to cleanse this young boy of his evil actions and the marriage should protect him from evil Jinns (spirits) and bring forth Allah’s protection within this weak boy’s soul”. He added, “May Allah protect him and his family”.
Sharia or Islamic law states that in a situation like this, the camel would be put to death while the teen’s family would pay for the camel.