They could do with some of these in Iraq..

An amazing story was reported today, about another kidnapping crisis ending happily, and a captive rescued from cruel kidnappers: you can find it at

At first I thought there’d maybe been a bit of a linguistic or cultural misunderstanding, and that maybe ‘lions’ was really a metaphor for ‘lion-hearted warriors’ or whatever, but it seems it’s the genuine thing. Reminded me of reading in a medieval bestiary how lions would rescue people, and feeling rather superior as I read it. Seems I owe those medieval writers an apology!

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2 Responses to They could do with some of these in Iraq..

  1. awimoweh, awimoweh, awimoweh.. in the jungle the mighty jungle……

  2. Rob says:

    Sort of Androcles and the Lion updated.

    Very nice story. Hope it has a happy ending for the woman concerned.

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