Monday, July 07, 2008

Offending Muslims With a Puppy II

As I reported this past Thursday, Muslims in Scotland were offended by a postcard with a picture of a puppy on it. My warning was that capitulation would mean dhimmitude.

Well, as reported yesterday by the Times Online (UK), dhimmitude there is now complete.

Police sniffer dogs will have to wear bootees when searching the homes of Muslims so as not to cause offence.

Guidelines being drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) urge awareness of religious sensitivities when using dogs to search for drugs and explosives. The guidelines, to be published this year, were designed to cover mosques but have been extended to include other buildings.

Problems faced by the use of sniffer dogs were highlighted last week when Tayside police were forced to apologise for a crime prevention poster featuring a german shepherd puppy, in response to a complaint by a Muslim councillor.

Police dogs at present are issued with footwear only at scenes of explosions to prevent them injuring their paws on broken glass.

If the Muslim houses have broken glass, by all means put the dogs in booties, but there's no need for booties otherwise.

Ibrahim Mogra, one of Britain’s leading imams, said the measures were unnecessary: “In Islamic law the dog is not regarded as impure, only its saliva is. Most Islamic schools of law agree on that. If security measures require to send a dog into a house, then it has to be done. I think Acpo needs to consult better and more widely.

“I know in the Muslim community there is a hang-up against dogs, but this is cultural. Also, we know the British like dogs; we Muslims should do our bit to change our attitudes.”

I like this guy! He is now officially my favorite imam. People who move to Britain should be willing to adapt to British society. People unwilling to adapt to British society should not move there. It's that simple. (Same goes for America.)

Besides, since doggie-slobber is the problem for Muslims, how will rubber booties help? Better they should put slobber-cups (does anybody make those?) on the sniffer dogs in Muslim homes and leave their feet alone.


janice said...

Last one to leave the "emerald isle" turn out the lights.

What's with the UK & Scottish officals tripping all over themselves with this MEA CULPA?

Political correctness will be the death of the west.

If the imam, quoted in the article, is correct, he sees the problem and says muslims need to assimilate. Not the other way around, the UK has to stop capitulating to the demands of islamic community.

Tsofah said...

If this were occuring here, my response would be: "There are 57 Islamic countries in the world. There is only ONE United States of America. Abide by our rules, or go to a country that has rules you follow. But leave us alone! It's OUR'S. Our freedom should not be impinged upon because you do not like doggy slobber. Don't have anything to do with explosives and there won't be a problem."

Then...I'd offer them a coupon for free "kisses" from my puppy! (mischevious, aren't I? grin)

Malott said...

"not regarded as impure, only its saliva..."

Surely dog poop qualifies. But every culture is different.

CG said...

I read an article about someone on a clean water project in a muslim village in Africa. He absolutely could not get the villagers to quit using water from a contaminated pond that was causing illness. The solution was pretty simple! He got some smart guy to throw a dead dog in the pond during the night. They stopped using the water immediately.