Saudi family files lawsuit against cellphone-stealing genie

CNN reports that a family in Saudi Arabia is suing a genie for harassment.
The lawsuit filed in Shariah court accuses the genie of leaving them threatening voicemails, stealing their cell phones and hurling rocks at them when they leave their house at night, said Al-Watan newspaper.

An investigation was under way, local court officials said.

Saudi family sues genie, alleges harassment (Via The Agitator)


  1. Shariah Law strikes again.

    And if the family wins, will the court award them damages in the amount of three wishes?

  2. This story stretches credibility. I mean, why would a genie leave threatening voice mails and then steal their cell phones so they couldn’t even listen to them?

  3. I always thought that djinn was the Arabic term for a malevolent spirit. From this it seems that the word actually means “14-year-old boy.”

  4. Now if only we can get the djinn to concentrate on stealing sewing machines for their Red Mercury.

  5. Why would they sue? I mean, I’ve never heard of anyone who reportedly lives in a haunted house filing a lawsuit against the ghost/poltergeist. What could they possibly hope to achieve?

  6. I’ve seen Disney’s Aladdin. Pockets don’t get any deeper than that.

    HOMAIS: “Didn’t a Nebraska state senator once try to sue God?”

    I stand corrected.

  7. I think by their reading of the Quran, jinn are a parallel but lesser race of sentient beings created by God.

    Many of them are rebellious, but not all of them; it is possible for them to follow Islam, in their way.

    And they’re entirely real because the book says so.

    …I have no trouble with people who say they have invisible friends. It’s when they start on about having invisible enemies that you need to keep a hard eye on them.

  8. Maybe this genie actually owes the family wishes and is trying to trick them into using them up on easy stuff, like “I wish I could find my cell phone!”

  9. And these are our second best friends (after Israel) in the Middle East…

    Not to mention the regular beheadings and 15 of the 19 9/11 attackers were Saudi…

    Mark my words: when we stop buying oil from Saudi Arabia, they will openly hate us, as the one religion of Judaism/Christianity/Islam dictates.

    1. And these are our second best friends (after Israel) in the Middle East.

      And they make foreign policy decisions about the US based on snake-handling cults and pedophile polygamist sects here? What on earth does one crazy family have to do with oil policy?

  10. The genie pleaded self-defense. They were phoning tips in to Dr. Bellows about her master. Plus they tried to steal Basenji the dog. Also.

  11. Lost my car keypad hunted high and low found zitch, nada, nothing, two years ago lost my wedding ring and Armani watch, its the same Jinn stuck again.

    I wish he paid for using my water, gas, electric and especially my effing telephone.

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