Farmer arrested for naming donkey after Egyptian general

An Egyptian farmer is in trouble for naming his donkey after the country’s ruling general.

Omar Abul-Magd was being held late on Friday in Qena provinces, according to reports, after putting the name of General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on his donkey and completing the look with an army-style cap.

Abul-Magd is accused of insulting the general.

El-Sissi led the coup this year against President Mohammed Morsi.

Abul-Magd’s act was deemed “directly insulting” to the army.

Egypt has a long-standing taboo against criticizing its military.

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