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.