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Tayside Police Cause Offence … To Dog Owners

Tayside police have apologised to “Muslims” after a postcard featuring a puppy was used to publicise their new non-emergency ‘phone number.

I’ll pause to let you read that a few more times.

So what are these loonies, who I suspect are taking a pretty narrow interpretation of the Koran, upset about?

Does Allah have a particular dislike of non-emergency telephone numbers? Or postcards?

No, it seems that a few representatives of the Muslim community in Tayside have a thing against dogs.

In the words of Jeremy Clarkson: No, really.

We are told that:

… some Islamic scholars believe that dogs are impure and therefore ‘haraam’ – or forbidden – except for use in hunting or farming, and that it is not hygienic to keep a dog in the house*.

They say that the “impurity of dogs is the greatest of animal impurities”, and anyone who touches one must wash the body part that has come into contact with the animal seven times.

The irony here is that most people were probably unaware that Islam was so anti-dog. Thanks to the rantings of Cllr. Asif and others, now we do, and a great service to the cause of social cohesion and peace between religions has been done. Not.

In any case, I must say that as a dog owner I am offended by Tayside police’s apology, and so I am demanding an apology.

* I think I can speak from experience now when I say that our house-trained dog is considerably cleaner than, say, an 11 month old baby. Especially at mealtimes.

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4 responses to “Tayside Police Cause Offence … To Dog Owners

  1. dirty european socialist July 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    For some odd reason Open house seem to delete my reply to my points. So I will put my reply to you here. By the way i have not sworn at you. So I do not get it why they keep deleting my replies.

    1. The NAZIs were not left wing Hitler on the orders of big business executed the left wing of the party. This is GCSE level.
    2. Churchill expressely supported european integration.
    In 1946 he said
    “We must build a kind of United States of Europe. (…) The first step in the recreation of the European Family must be a partnership between France and Germany.”
    3. The right wing governments in the 19th century and 20th century of Belgium, China, the British empire, the Dutch and the Japanese were right wing and they did as many murders as the Communist governments.

    Anyway the dog story is not that important.

  2. Stuart W August 14, 2008 at 11:28 am

    In fact I don’t think the local press found anyone who was willing to publicly support Cllr Asif, despite his claim that he was reflecting the views of the Muslim community, so no one should be under the illusion that there was any significant impetus which resulted in the councillor raising the issue.

    However, it makes a change to see a member of the local police board actually challenging Tayside Police about something, but it’s a pity he chose this non-issue rather than something more substantive.

  3. Stuart W August 23, 2008 at 9:22 am

    The councillor who started the row has stood down from the Tayside Police Board, but claims that this has nothing to do with the puppy incident:

    http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2008/08/23/newsstory11855343t0.asp

  4. jason kenny January 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Personally I would put a lovely bench so all the squirrels could use it and maybe add a mini bar and a Jacuzzi at a later date just for the wildlife though!

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