Saudi Arabia is often the target of hoax news websites, and all too often these fake news stories are believed. Perhaps this is due to the fact that there are plenty examples of unbelievable stories coming out of the kingdom which are, in fact, true.
So it is not surprising that a story published on World News Daily Report, a website which boasts headlines such as, “YEMEN: COURT RULES TEENAGER HAS TO MARRY IMPREGNATED CAMEL” and “‘HOT’ ISLAMIC STATE SOLDIER QUITS JIHAD FOR MODELING CAREER,” was believed.
The story, “SAUDI ARABIA: PANEL OF SCIENTISTS ADMITS WOMEN ARE MAMMALS, YET ‘NOT HUMAN’” has been spread widely on social media, with users expressing their shock and disgust - apparently not realising it’s entirely fake.
What in the Hell??? a Mammal.... Are you freaking kidding me??? https://t.co/eyHjmPg5hC— diane (@diane16875148) March 9, 2016
“In an unprecedented ruling, a panel of Saudi scientists has concluded that women are actually mammals, granting them the same rights as other mammal species such as camels, dromedaries and even goats,” the article states.
As is all too common, social media users did not bother to verify the story (a quick browse of the website’s other headlines would have done the trick) and shared it in outrage.
See below, via Twitter.
islam... dangerously stupid...— 7e55e (@7E55E) March 10, 2016
Saudi Arabian Scientists admits Women are Mammals, yet 'Not Human'https://t.co/snS6K9xn9O
So I guess having sex with a woman is a form or bestiality, then? These people are stupid. https://t.co/PariaP1Com— Mel J. Fleming II (@acknchip) March 10, 2016
Wow Saudi Arabia Scientiest concluded women are mammals.. Bwahahahaha... Saudis are as dumb as donkeys..... https://t.co/i6lxxp7EB4— Jojo Prescott (@Alkazapper) March 10, 2016
Saudi Arabia: Forget rhetoric, this filth and blasphemy is what the feminist movement is up against https://t.co/Vld6piP4rf— Maria Miccoli (@sistermedia) March 10, 2016
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