In Saudi Arabien haben ein paar hundert Teenage Ghostbusters nach Gerüchten auf Twitter ein verlassenes Krankenhaus gestürmt, von dem es hiess, es sei von Dschinns besessen.
The macabre fascination with Riyadh's Irqa Hospital, which treated Gulf War combatants in 1991, began with tweeted rumors and escalated to the point where hundreds of youths broke into the grounds, smashing windows and starting fires. "Teenagers sent text messages calling for an operation against some of the jinn who live in the hospital, and they broke into the hospital and smashed its facilities and burned 60 percent of it," Okaz newspaper reported last week. [...]
A columnist in the English-language Saudi Gazette daily on Tuesday recommended that authorities form "a committee for the jinn" to help the owners of possessed houses. "It would be no understatement to say we are sick and tired of evil sorcerers," said the article.