http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4748292.stm Last Updated: Friday, 24 February 2006, 16:40 GMT E-mail this to a friend Printable version Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal. The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders. They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi. "We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said. Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat. "When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up". Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case. "They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper. ******* "When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up". A dowry for a goat, is it legal in muslim countries like sudan to marry goats, how about iran & syria & pakistan is it legal there too, no doubt militant sock puppet will be very interested in the legality of all this, gay marriages legal in most civilised countries now, now goat marriages, is this a islamic thing or will it catch on in the western world. How about equal rights too, will we see the first goat presidents in the middle east, will we see a new species, a goatman being born, i think this is all a very good idea, i always found goats friendly with all races including jews, maybe we should be dropping goats on the middle east, instead of bombs. I have always wondered why muslims have goatee beards, could it be to attract female or male goats.