Thursday, February 9, 2012

Muslims Rule

Dogs Rule?

Don't tell that to the residents of The Hague, the third largest city in the Netherlands. There, a local Muslim resident has proposed a law that criminalizes pet ownership and characterizes dog lovers as animal abusers.

You may be inclined to write this off as some crazy Islamist looking to stir things up and get on a soapbox spouting his extreme views and going on about global jihad.

But you'd be wrong.

This was put forth by Hasan Kucuk, a standing councilman at The Hague and an elected official representative of the Islam Democrats, who want to regulate pet ownership so as not to 'offend' Muslims.

I don't need to do a lot of editorializing here, suffice to say this is not an isolated incident.

In Lerida, Spain, the Muslim community demanded that dogs be banned from all forms of public transportation and any areas frequented by Muslims so as not to violate their religious freedom (to the complete exclusion of other people's religious freedoms.) When the city refused, there was a rash of dog poisonings.

I believe Mahatma Gandhi said it best, "the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

As for me, if having and loving a dog is wrong, I don't want to be right.


geo said...

Maybe we should respond to their ban on keeping a dog with a prohibition against fucking their camels.

Jeff said...

I think we should have lunch at the Korean restaurant down the street and talk about this.

Anonymous said...

Alrighty, jews and moslems together aren't really pals of the pooch. Moslems don't particularly dig dogs as pets in the Koran, because in the middle east, they're prone to rabies. Hunting, herding and guarding is fine; just don't expect to make a great living as an Islamabad poodle parlor owner. However, when in Rome and all that and a lot of the mouthy extremists will come out with all manner of 'my religion states' bilge, regardless of the evidence.

Jews don't really dig dogs as pets for the same historical reasons. Besides, hunting for game is also infra dig, so no labs, retrievers, pointers and setters really get a look in. You're not going to need one for the Country Club anyway,(unless you're Sir Martin Sorrell and his Irish Setter, which could double up in his case as a mode of transport) and besides, Jews have enough emotionally needy beings in their lives without the hassle of a knee-high Uncle Solly that costs more than a Camry to insure...some jewish women have nasty little toy monsters that exist to make their husbands lives misery, not least by making them trudge the streets of the Upper East side with them, a D'Ago bag or two hanging out of their overcoat pocket like the gay hanky code in Cruising, waiting for the dumbo drop of a small Yorkie or Maltese twice its body size.

Mohammad had a cat, but I've seen moslems in Cairo routinely treat cats abominably, so go figure.