A Saudi teacher was caught on camera using a thick stick to lash school boys on their feet at the school’s mosque in the Gulf Kingdom.
A YouTube film carried by the Saudi Arabic language daily ‘Ajel’ showed the teacher using full force to whip the boys’ feet as other students looked on.
The paper said it was not clear where the film was taken by added that viewers called for punishment of the teacher.
Saudi boy claims ‘jinn’ chased him after killing snake
An 18-year-old Saudi boy believes a female jinn (ghost) chased him just after he killed a yellow snake and a scholar said the snake itself could have been gripped by jinn.
Hussam Al Qaisi from the southern Saudi town of Abha said he was given the snake by a friend and that he decided to take it to the zoo given its strange shape and colour as its head is black and all its body is yellow.
On the way to the zoo, the snake issued a strange sound and unleashed a bad smell, prompting him and his friends to kill it.
“We killed the snake and went to a restaurant to have a meal.
“On the way back home, I felt very tired and hot… Suddenly I saw before me a short naked woman staring at me. I was so frightened that I jumped out of the car while it was going at high speed,” Hussam told the Saudi Arabic language daily ‘Okaz’.
“When I opened my eyes on the road, I saw her again staring at me angrily.
“I could not utter any sound and I then fainted. I woke up later to find my friends and other people reading Quran verses on me and when I looked at them, I saw the woman again standing between them and staring angrily at me.”
Hussam said he jumped up and started to run as his friends and other men ran after him.
“I looked at them and saw the woman running with them. I fainted again and woke up at hospital. I was taken home later and I have never been out ever since.”’
The paper quoted his father as saying doctors told him Hussam had been subject to a powerful shock and that he needs psychological treatment.
It also quoted a local Muslim scholar, Sheikh Hadi Al Thawabi, as saying he believes the snake was gripped by that female jinn when it was killed by Hussam.
“She wanted to take revenge from Hussam for killing the snake. That is why our religion advises us not to kill or hurt animals, including reptiles,” he said.