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Islamic Dog Hatred & Animal Rights Activists' Silence

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In the UK a Muslim taxi driver recently refused to give a lift to a disabled woman's dog, alleging that it broke the rules of Ramadan. Despite the fact that by law no taxi driver can refuse to carry a disabled passenger or assistance animal unless he

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Gillian M (218)
Friday November 8, 2013, 7:47 am
In the UK a Muslim taxi driver recently refused to give a lift to a disabled woman’s dog, alleging that it broke the rules of Ramadan. Despite the fact that by law no taxi driver can refuse to carry a disabled passenger or assistance animal unless he is medically exempt, the man has not lost his taxi licence and has not been fired. The owner of the taxi firm said he would respect the driver’s religious beliefs.

This is not the first time and won’t be the last that Islamic and Western attitudes to dogs conflict.

There have been many cases, both in Europe and North America, of Muslim taxi and bus drivers refusing to let dogs in (even guide dogs for the blind); of police not letting dogs near Muslim suspects or prisoners; of Muslim prison inmates being given new clothes and bedding after police sniffer dogs search their cells; of dogs being banned from touching copies of the Quran and other Islamic items in prison cells; of sniffer dogs trained to spot terrorists at train stations no longer allowed to come into contact with Muslim passengers and fitted with leather bootees to cover their paws when searching mosques and Muslim homes; of blind or disabled people accompanied by dogs facing Muslim hostility in hospitals, supermarkets and from Muslim bus passengers or turned away from restaurants; of Western citizens being handcuffed and threatened with arrest for walking leashed and well-behaved dogs close to Muslim rallies — the list could go on.

Pronouncements about dogs are not in the Quran but are numerous in the various hadiths, collections of traditions containing sayings and deeds of the prophet Muhammad which form the basis of Islamic law.

Dogs for Muslims are “impure,” “unclean” and “evil.” For example, the Muslim website Islam Q&A says:

It is not permissible for a Muslim to keep a dog, unless he needs this dog for hunting, guarding livestock or guarding crops…

With regard to keeping dogs, this is haraam [forbidden by God] and is in fact a major sin, because the one who keeps a dog, except those for which an exception has been made, will have two qiraats [a measure of rewards for good actions] deducted from his reward every day.

It is by the wisdom of Allaah that like calls to like and evil calls to evil. It is said that the kaafirs, Jews, Christians and communists in the east and the west all keep dogs, Allaah forbid. Each one takes his dog with him and cleans it every day with soap and other cleansing agents. But even if he were to clean it with the water of all the seas in the world and all the soap in the world, it would never become pure! Because its impurity is inherent, and inherent impurity cannot be cleansed except by destroying it and erasing it altogether.

Another Islamic site, Albalagh, explains:

Jibra’eel (Álayhi Salaam) said that we, the group of Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or pictures. (Sahih Muslim Hadith no.3928)

In the light of these Ahaadith and other narrations it is not permissible to keep dogs as pets. The household is deprived of the Mercy of Allah Taãla.

While this is from Islamic Concern:

Religious traditions hold that if a dog – or woman – passes in front of you as you prepare to pray, it pollutes your purity and negates your prayer. Dogs are permissible as watchdogs or for other utilitarian purposes but not simply for companionship. Abou El Fadl says this zealous adherence to doctrine led one religious authority to advise a Muslim that his pet dog was evil and should be driven away by cutting off its food and water.

Hasan Küçük, a city councillor for the Islam Democrats in the Hague, the Netherland’s third city, even proposed that the city ban all dogs, which was promptly rebuked by Paul ter Linden, the councillor for Geert Wilders’ PVV party, who told him: “In this country pet ownership is legal. Whoever disagrees with this should move to another country.”

What is interesting is the reaction – or rather lack thereof – of the animal rights movement, too afraid, if it means touching Islamic sensitivities, to speak up even for animals.

The Dutch Party for the Animals started the controversy by proposing to make the Hague more dog-friendly, meeting the strong opposition of Küçük, who in response called for dog ownership in the Hague to be criminalized.

The Dutch Party for the Animals, with 2 of the 150 seats in Holland’s House of Representatives, 1 of the 75 seats in the Senate and 20 seats in provincial and local councils, is the most successful party of its kind in the world. If you search “Islam” on its site, you find the word only in reference to Geert Wilders or his PVV party, to castigate them for “unnecessarily” upsetting Muslims.

“Halal,” “Muslim” and “Islam” do not appear at all on the site of its British equivalent, the Animal Welfare Party (AWP), which describes itself as the “UK Political Party for People, Animals and the Environment” (but only when it does not offend Muslims).

Even considering only the two areas of halal and treatment of dogs, there is plenty to keep a true political party or association for animal rights well occupied with the problems and threats that Islam generates for creatures. But clearly this does not happen.

A Google search I made on the Animal Welfare Party’s website in 2010 did return a result for “Islam.” The site’s only reference to Islam was on a page, which has now been removed, commenting on the outcome of the Dutch general election held in June that year.

The AWP people were “obviously shocked by the PVV victory” but congratulated the voters because they showed to be

fed up with Christian politcs [sic] which only focused on protection of short-term human interests ahead of nature and the environment.

A coalition will be difficult, and fingers crossed it won’t be a coalition of VVD (right wing liberals), PVV (anti-islam party for freedom) and CDA (Christian Democrats) but rather a centrist (with Green Left) coalition.

It appeared that for the AWP (which was then called “Animals Count”), being anti-Islam was a no-no, but being anti-Christianity was perfectly kosher.

They were more shocked by the victory of the “anti-islam party for freedom” (which is not its name, its English translation being “Party for Freedom”) than by the way Muslims treat animals in Holland.

The problem here is that both the UK and the Dutch animal parties have a problem in deciding — or maybe have already wrongly decided — who their enemies and allies are.

It all depends on what their goals are.

If their goal is political correctness, their friends are the Muslims (including Hasan Küçük, the Turkish-Dutch representative on the Hague city council calling for a ban on all the city’s dogs) and their enemies are the PVV.

If their goal is improving the animals’ condition, then the exact reverse is the case: not only did Küçük oppose the Party for the Animals’ proposal to make the Hague more dog-friendly by calling instead for the dogs’ extermination (I wonder how else he could have banned them) or at least removal from their homes and human companions, but Paul ter Linden of the PVV told him what the Animals’ Party should have told him: here in Holland we love dogs and, if you don’t like it, leave.

He was the only one who defended the dogs, the only one who had the courage to stand up to the Muslims without fear of being called “Islamophobe.”

In substance, the Dutch self-proclaimed Party for the Animals supports the enemies of animals and attacks the protectors of animals.

I think that we’ll see more and more of these cases, in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Then we’ll see where the “animal defenders” really stand and whether they consider their Leftist ideology more important than the animals’ well-being or not.

Just in the same way as European police, social services, school teachers and even parents are prepared to throw children under the bus, so animal rights people are ready to sacrifice animals: not being considered racist or Islamophobic is more important for all of them.

That this is the case is obvious from the way groups for animal welfare are – and want to remain – blissfully ignorant of what Islam is, the threat that its growth poses to the West and in particular the danger that Islamization represents for animals.

There’s hardly any point in fighting for the advancement in the status of animals in law and public conscience when in a few decades our countries will regress to being dominated by a 7th-century cult replete with superstitions about black dogs and whose “religious” festivals are celebrated by slaughtering millions of fully-conscious animals in front of children who will quickly learn how to use a butcher’s knife.

Beth S (330)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:13 am
You would think that Muslims living in a culture that loves dogs, and the fact that dogs are loving, empathetic, beautiful animals, that Muslims would get over their hatred for dogs.

I guess since it came right from the profit Muhammad to hate them and kill dogs, that this is for all times, all places. What wackos.

I hope the Muslim taxi driver that did this loses his job and/or gets deported. An example should be made of him.

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:33 am

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:37 am
Simply repulsive. This worthless maggot should be fired and shipped off to his pitiful excuse 4 a country. Thx GM

Debra Tate (17)
Friday November 8, 2013, 9:04 am

Mike H (252)
Friday November 8, 2013, 9:07 am
This "religion" worships evil

pam w (139)
Friday November 8, 2013, 9:34 am
Again----WHERE ARE ALL THESE "MODERATE" MUSLIMS? We're told all the time about them....WHERE ARE THEY?

Could it be they don't exist?

Could it be they're afraid to stand up and voice an opinion?

At least I don't have to worry about Muslim visitors.....I have TWO loving dogs living with me!

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:29 am
Almost makes me wonder if Mohammad didn't get his ass bit off by a dog that smelled evil on him!! Maybe that is why Mohammad hated dogs...they were onto him and his disgusting immoral laws!!

Gillian M (218)
Friday November 8, 2013, 11:22 am
From where I am standing, the taxi driver knew that he could be called on to transport a dog, he should have been aware of the law relating to service animals. It is more important that a disabled person is not prejudiced against than this person's religious beliefs be compromised because he knew that he could be called on to transport a service animal. Remember that the disabled person, in this case a blind one, cannot function properly without this dog and thereby live a restricted life.

However, I must offer K his due, at least he is working and not one of the 50% of men (75% of women) who won't work believing that the benefits are jizya ie a tax on the non-Muslim for the right to live.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:54 pm
Soon enough, it seems, they'll just change any of our laws they don't fancy.

Patricia N (9)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:15 pm
If there is a law saying a taxi driver must take a disabled person with a service dog why wasn't this man fined or jailed? Before immigrating to any western country all muslims should be told that dogs are pets to us and if they don't like dogs then they had better stay in their own country....otherwise....shutup and learn to love dogs and all our pets.

Stan B (123)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 12:46 am
This useless piece of trash should be put on the next plane back to the Muslim hell-hole he came from. But he won't be because everyone's terrified of offending them.
Thanks for the info, G.

Shil O (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:25 am
Thieves,robbers,bandits and in general all ne'er do wells hate dogs ( that could explain a lot)
probably because
1. they warn you if miscreants are about
2. they protect property
3. they will also defend their property
4. they can also track and find the lost sheep/persons/things
5.they can detect early cancers.
6. they can have a theurapeutic effect on patients in hospital
7.and don't forget guide/hearing dogs

In reality the list is endless

Now as to this taxi driver he is useful for :-
1. ??????????

Sorry not even taxi driving comes to mind
What a bummer....


Billie C (2)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:23 pm
until we start standing up and forcing muslims to live under our laws or get out they will only continue to get stronger while our stupid governments are to busy worrying they might insult them. muslims can't and won't live with others and expect us to change for them. ship them back to their hell holes and let them rot there.
it's time to stop letting them ruin our lives.

Louise D (44)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:09 am
Ever noticed that Muslims only started acting like assholes after 9/11/2001? The whole hatred of dogs is a bit of a strange thing as it is frequently contradicted in the Koran. Yes it is an appalling sitiuation but I found the story was first reported in 2005 then again in 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2013.all very similar incidents.
This article came from the site for Frontpage magazine well I really don't think Care2 would be too happy having a link to a site that has this list (taken from Wikipedia)

FPM's 2011 "Man of the Year" was the Wounded Warrior Project

FPM's 2010 "Person of the Year" was the Tea Party Movement

FPM's 2009 "Man of the Year" was radio and then-Fox News host Glenn Beck

On January 1, 2007, FrontPage Magazine named Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean its 2006 "People Of The Year 2006". The two United States Border Patrol agents shot drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila in the buttocks near the US–Mexico border and were convicted of assault with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, violating the civil rights of an illegal alien, and obstruction of justice "for not reporting that their weapons had been fired". They had been sentenced to 11 years and 1 day and 12 years imprisonment, respectively, and were subsequently incarcerated. FrontPage Magazine considered them guilty only of "bureaucratic infractions"; "these men have lost their money, their reputations, and (perhaps soon) their freedom trying to protect our nation. For that, they deserve our thanks."

FPM's 2004 "Man of the Year" was John O'Neill, the head of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

FPM's 2003 "Man of the Year" was Colonel Allen B. West, former commander of the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, who had been punished with a $5,000 fine and allowed to retire in grade as a lieutenant colonel after being charged with mistreatment of an Iraqi prisoner. The magazine said that West "did what was necessary to keep the troops committed to his charge from becoming the latest headline detailing the Fedayeen's postwar sabotage".

Helen P (39)
Monday November 11, 2013, 2:30 am
I want to share something with you.

I know it's a different idea but........

I'm open to your correction.

If one Muslim is attacked, they proclaim all Muslims are attacked.

Now, I don't like this, not one bit, but there are more and more Muslims coming to the U.S. If they attack us, they attack their own who are with us and will also be destroyed by the attack on us.

Is it possible that America is safer with the many Muslims who are moving in?

The counter factor is they're trying to move Sharia law in on America.

How can our spoiled children and our outspoken "free"? people survive?

It is so scary.

I was in McDonalds the other night. A group of Muslims came in the door as I was leaving. The women had their heads covered. The man who held the door for me, I looked right at him. I know he saw my anger. He sent me
the false vibes of love. I rejected it.

As for the "peaceful Muslims".....they don't want to die either!

That's why they at least seemingly aren't doing anything.

They're scared.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:39 pm
The animal need all your voices, do not allow them to be silenced. Save the dogs and other animals from these barbarians.

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 5:09 am
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