September 22, 2013 in Nation/World

Egyptian’s donkey bears arresting name

Associated Press
 

CAIRO – A farmer in southern Egypt was arrested Saturday after putting the military chief’s name and an army-style cap on his donkey.

The farmer, Omar Abul-Magd, was arrested late Friday in Qena province for allegedly insulting Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi when he rode the donkey through town, reported the state MENA news agency.

El-Sissi led the military’s popularly backed ouster of Morsi in July and has been hailed by millions of Egyptians as an icon. His detractors, however, have called him a traitor and a murderer for overseeing the coup.

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