Islam and dogs
What’s the deal with Islam and dogs? It’s this: Dogs are viewed as unclean. More importantly, Mohammed didn’t like them – as in wanted them dead.
Although there is nothing written in the Quran about dogs, Mohammed’s thoughts on all things canine can be found throughout the Hadith (a collection of direct quotes from Mohammed on a range of issues that was compiled after his death).
Mohammed warned angels not to enter any home that had a dog. He also ordered that dogs be killed and that none be spared, with a specific directive to kill all black dogs. (More information can be found here, here, and here.)
That doesn’t mean that all Muslims hate dogs, just as all Muslims don’t do or not do anything. (To hear an excellent take down by Jamie Glazov of the “not all Muslims do that” argument, see here.) But enough Muslims seem to hate dogs and enough act on that hatred to reveal a hideous pattern of mistreatment and abuse. Dogs are also used to assert supremacy, as you will see in the examples noted below.
An increasingly common way Muslims assert supremacy around dog-related issues is when Muslim cab drivers and bus drivers deny service to disabled people with service dogs. One person was told to throw the dog in the trunk or get out of his cab. (See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here for a few examples.) There are also situations where people who have a dog as a companion animal are refused service. (See here and here.)
But Muslims refusing service to people with dogs is just the tip of the iceberg.
In the UK, handlers with dogs who sniff out explosives in settings like airports, railways stations, and bus terminals have been taught to tread lightly and be aware of “cultural sensitivities.” That, of course, is code for don’t offend Muslims. Also in the UK, police dogs must wear special booties when entering Muslim homes so as not to offend. In addition, Muslim prisoners are given fresh sheets and clothes after dogs search their cells. The dogs are also not allowed to have any direct contact with prisoners’ Qurans.
Dogs are offensive.
In Scotland, after the police department sent out postcards with their new telephone number on it that featured an adorable puppy sitting on a police officer’s hat, the Muslim community reacted with (wait for it): outrage. The response to this response (wait for it): apology. And I quote: “We did not seek advice from the force's diversity adviser prior to publishing and distributing the postcards. That was an oversight and we apologise for any offence caused.” Heaven forbid anyone make a move without seeking advice from the “diversity advisor!”
Offense and outrage. As when Muslims in Mumbai had a fit when a dog that is part of Obama’s security detail arrived with name tags identifying him as “Khan.” Giving a dog a Muslim name was seen as incitement.
Offense, outrage, and incitement.
When a young Muslim girl in Malaysia was photographed cuddling a puppy at an adoption fair, the picture went viral and the response was swift. Muslims in Malaysia are prohibited from having any contact with dogs because they are considered haram (forbidden).
In a town in Spain where Muslims comprise 20% of the population, large numbers of dogs have been found poisoned. (Mass poisoning of dogs is also taking place in Turkey.) And when non-Muslim residents took their dogs for walks, they were often harassed by Muslims. It got so bad they needed protection. Without enough police to keep them safe, they formed escort patrols so people would not have to walk their dogs alone. Meanwhile, Muslims in the town pressed for regulation of dogs in public spaces and a complete ban on public transportation because the presence of dogs offended them and they claimed it violated their religious freedom.
Offended = Dhimmis must make accommodations.
In Canada, a man was arrested for walking his dog in a public park near where Muslims were having a pro-Palestinian-Jew-hating Al-Quds Day rally. Sometime afterwards the man received a threatening call: “We’re going to kill you, you dirty Jew.”
Offended, outraged, incited, and threatening.
Of course there is a simple dhimmi solution to all of this: Ban dogs. Which is precisely what a Muslim politician in the Netherlands wanted to do when he proposed banning all dogs at The Hague.
If it offends Islam, no one should be able to do it. There is no coexist, no live and let live, no getting along. Because Islam is a totalitarian ideology. And it targets every living thing.
With unbelievable savagery.
In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood used puppies during violent protests by dipping the little pups in gasoline and setting them on fire. (Setting animals on fire is not uncommon in the Islamic world.) Puppies have also been placed in bags and thrown at border police in Jerusalem.
The long arm of Islamic supremacism reaches all corners of life. Including our beautiful and bless-ed dogs.
Hat tips: Jihad Watch, Gatestone Institute, Atlas Shrugs, Bare Naked Islam