How on Earth could anyone ever expect me to submit to a religion that considers puppies unclean?
Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman’s hat
A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman’s hat advertising a Scottish police force’s new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims.
Tayside Police’s new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community.
The choice of image on the Tayside Police cards – a black dog sitting in a police officer’s hat – has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine.
The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.
Dundee councillor Mohammed Asif said: ‘My concern was that it’s not welcomed by all communities, with the dog on the cards.
‘It was probably a waste of resources going to these communities.
‘They (the police) should have understood. Since then, the police have explained that it was an oversight on their part, and that if they’d seen it was going to cause upset they wouldn’t have done it.’
Councillor Asif, who is a member of the Tayside Joint Police Board, said that the force had a diversity adviser and was generally very aware of such issues.
He raised the matter with Mr Vine at a meeting of the board.
I bet the Chief Constable was just thrilled to death. I mean, come on, who can think this is unclean?
Naturally, the Tayside police have bent over backwards and kissed their own arses to apologize to the horribly offended (by puppies) Muslim community:
A police force has apologised to Islamic leaders for the “offensive” postcard advertising a new non-emergency telephone number, which shows a six-month-old trainee police dog named Rebel.
The German shepherd puppy has proved hugely popular with the public, hundreds of who have logged on to the force’s website to read his online training diary.
But some Muslims in the Dundee area have reportedly been upset by the image because they consider dogs to be “ritually unclean”, while shopkeepers have refused to display the advert.
Tayside Police have admitted they should have consulted their ‘diversity’ officers before issuing the cards, but critics argued their apology was unnecessary.
Damn straight it was unnecessary. Here’s a little lesson for Mr. Asif and his brethren in the umma: We in the West like our dogs. They have been a part of our civilization for thousands of years. They are our friends. They are playmates for our children, companions for our elderly, guardians and members of our families. Time and again, dogs have risked and even lost their lives for their people. They are an integral, beloved part of our culture, and the disdain shown for them in Islamic society is testimony to its cultural bankruptcy.
You live in the West, now, Mr. Asif. Spare us the cultural jihad. We are not your dhimmis. You don’t want a dog in your house, fine. You don’t want to live in a society that likes dogs, I’m sure there’s a seat on the next flight back to where you came from. But quit playing the whiny victim to impose your benighted societal mores on us. We don’t want them. We don’t like them.
We like our dogs a lot better.
LINKS: LGF, Tigerhawk, Hot Air.