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mohammed farah
05-03-2007, 03:42 PM
The best-known goat in Sudan has died months after being "married" to a man in the South Sudan capital, Juba, the BBC has learned.
Local elders ordered a man found having sex with the goat, called Rose, to pay a dowry and "marry" her last February.

"The idea was to publicly embarrass the man," says Tom Rhodes, editor of the Juba Post, which first ran the story.

The BBC's story of the "wedding" caught the public imagination and became one of the best read internet stories.

Rose had a male kid - "not a human one" - Mr Rhodes said, hastily.

Charles Tombe said he was drunk at the time but has since refused to comment on the issue. The kid is owned by Mr Tombe.

'Sense of humour'

Rose, black and white, is believed to have died after choking on a plastic bag she swallowed as she was eating scraps on the streets of Juba.

More than a year after the BBC story was first published, it is still picked up by various web forums and recently got more than 100,000 page views for five successive days.

Over time, it has received several million hits - making it historically one of the biggest-hitting stories the BBC News website has published.

A Google search uncovers more than 1m different web pages, based on the same story.

Mr Rhodes, a Briton who helped found the Juba Post in 2004, was shocked when he learned how many people around the world had read the story his newspaper had originally published as a short, light-hearted account and not even bothered to publish on its website.

"Wow - what have we done? We have triggered a monster," he said.

He said that he had seen that it occasionally returned in the BBC's "Most read stories" and was worried that he would have trouble with South Sudanese, accusing his paper of tarnishing the image of the region - now trying to rebuild after 21 years of war.

But he says he has not come across any such anger.

"It doesn't portray Sudan in a bad light - it shows the Sudanese have a sense of humour," he says, referring to the elders' original punishment.

He has, however, had people come up and say to him: "Oh, you're the goat man."

Mr Rhodes explains that South Sudan remains a conservative society.

If a man is caught sleeping with a girl, he is ordered to marry her immediately in order to save her honour and that of her family, he says.

This was the basis for Mr Tombe's punishment.

After the hearing, Mr Tombe was ordered to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50, at the time).

Afterwards, he left with the goat, not quite hand-in-hand, more hand-in-hoof, to his home in the Hai Malakal suburb of Juba - and not in Upper Nile State as we originally reported.
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'Abd al-Baari
05-03-2007, 03:55 PM
:sl:

lol :D:D:D
thanks for sharing
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.:Umniyah:.
05-05-2007, 04:33 AM
loool. I remember when i 1st read this story, SubhanAllah i had to read it 5 times after, to MAKE sure i was reading properly. wow talking about capital punishment, and national embrarassment.
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Tania
05-06-2007, 05:17 AM
Originally Posted by mohammed farah
a man found having sex with the goat, ....'Sense of humour' , ....
had originally published as a short, light-hearted account and not even bothered to publish on its website.
I found the "story" profoundly disgusting and for animal abuse he should have been throw in jail for at least 15 years. I don't see any light humour here or light - hearted joke, only a sad man behaviour which failled to look like a human.
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islamirama
05-07-2007, 02:30 AM
Originally Posted by Tania
I found the "story" profoundly disgusting and for animal abuse he should have been throw in jail for at least 15 years. I don't see any light humour here or light - hearted joke, only a sad man behaviour which failled to look like a human.
beastiality is a thriving business in porn industry in the west, any thoughts on that?
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Al_Imaan
05-07-2007, 02:37 AM
Originally Posted by Tania
I found the "story" profoundly disgusting and for animal abuse he should have been throw in jail for at least 15 years. I don't see any light humour here or light - hearted joke, only a sad man behaviour which failled to look like a human.
I agree. That's inhumane+o( ....how much worse can things get...
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Tania
05-07-2007, 02:57 AM
Originally Posted by islamirama
beastiality is a thriving business in porn industry in the west, any thoughts on that?
I can't reply at your question because i don't know about the topic. Only i said my thoughts about this abused goat:-[
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syilla
05-07-2007, 02:59 AM
Originally Posted by Tania
I found the "story" profoundly disgusting and for animal abuse he should have been throw in jail for at least 15 years. I don't see any light humour here or light - hearted joke, only a sad man behaviour which failled to look like a human.
yeah...me too. :raging:

I just make a research on the pompeii...

it seems this things has been done by the crazy people thousands of
yearssss ago.
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Muslim Knight
05-07-2007, 03:20 AM
Okay I got one question:

How DID the goat DIE?
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syilla
05-07-2007, 05:33 AM
Originally Posted by Muslim Knight
Okay I got one question:

How DID the goat DIE?

Rose, black and white, is believed to have died after choking on a plastic bag she swallowed as she was eating scraps on the streets of Juba.
lol...its already mentioned in the article
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NobleMuslimUK
05-07-2007, 04:30 PM
In todays world such backwards acts... and yes the western fetish industry will do the most disgusting stuff and that stuff sells, yet westerners claim to be the most advanced people, but they think its cool to be gay etc... yuck.. yuck... and yuck. I thank Allah SWT for making me muslim.
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