The Swine Flu crisis took a new turn in Egypt this morning when pig farmers trying to stop the authorities there from organising a massive pig cull, fought with police, and World War III broke out.
Hundreds of people at the Manshiyat Nasr slum threw stones and bottles at the police who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. More people joined in, and, before you could say Nefertiti, there was pandemonium, which is not the same as pandemic, although it looks similar.
The Egyptian government wants to cull all of the nation's pigs, a move UN experts say is not necessary to prevent the spread of swine flu.
This afternoon though, several other countries in the Arab world pledged their unconditional support to Egypt, saying that they would join arms together to "fight pigs to the death".
In Saudi Arabia, as well as many other Islamic states, Muslims are forbidden to eat, or have sex with a pig, although many still do.