If a Hollywood writer had scripted this, he or she would be called racist:
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At least 16 people died and 50 were wounded in Libya in four days of clashes between rival factions in the southern city of Sabha, a health official said on Sunday.
According to residents and local reports, the latest bout of violence erupted between two tribes after an incident in which a monkey that belonged to a shopkeeper from the Gaddadfa tribe attacked a group of schoolgirls who were passing by.
The monkey pulled off one of the girls’ head scarf, leading men from the Awlad Suleiman tribe to retaliate by killing three people from the Gaddadfa tribe as well as the monkey, according to a resident who spoke to Reuters.
I understand killing people of a rival faction. I’ve done it myself twice just this weekend. But why kill the monkey?
Walter Trout – Kill the Monkey
(I’ve started a tag for this just in case these sorts of things keep happening.)