29 September 2016
Rabat (AFP) - Police raided a market in Morocco on Thursday after rumours spread on social media that stores there were selling inflatable sex dolls, which are banned in the conservative Muslim country.
Social media users -- primarily men -- had spread a rumour that the dolls were on sale in Derb Omar, an immense wholesale market in Casablanca.
On Thursday, two local newspapers ran full-page stories on the rumours.
"Sex dolls invade the markets," was the headline in the Arabic-language daily Asabah.
It noted that "many doubt the truth of the rumours". […]