A Yemen elderly court has ordered a 15-year-old teenager caught engaging in sexual activity with a camel to marry the animal. Scoop reports that the young boy 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 and the young boy believed he was the father.
“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,” said the village spokesman, as recounted by eyewitness testimonies. Although the young man has received a punishment that has shamed him and his family, friends and family members report that the young man is satisfied with the verdict.
“He is very ashamed of his wrong doings but is very relieved to have learned that he is not the father of the calf,” his aunt told local reporters. “He says he felt he was not ready for such responsibilities and is very glad to put this behind him,” she told reporters. The local imam claims the young boy has been possessed by evil spirits and the marriage with the animal should 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 explained. “May Allah protect him and his family,” he added. According to Sharia or Islamic law, the camel is set to be put to death and the young man’s family is to pay for its replacement, has proclaimed the elderly court.