I had forgotten about Islam and man’s best friend.
Traditionally, dogs have been seen as impure, and the Islamic legal tradition has developed several injunctions that warn Muslims against most contact with dogs. Unfortunately, many Muslims have used this view to justify the abuse and neglect of dogs, even though cruelty contradicts the Qur’an’s view that all animals form “communities like you.”
Animal abuse, cruelty, and/or neglect form part of the many social ills plaguing the Muslim community.
Dogs. They can’t touch dogs because they’re “unclean”. If the dog’s saliva touches your skin, or gets on your clothing, you have to immediately wash it clean. (Our two Labradors are a hell of a lot cleaner than their filthy religion.)
Last Ramadaan, I wrote an article highlighting the phenomenon whereby misinformed Muslims took their dogs (and/or cats) to the animal hospitals or mobile clinics during Ramadaan, to have them put to death by lethal injection. The reason given by the majority of these Muslims was that Islam forbids them to keep a dog.
Then why in the fuck does someone practicing goddamn Islam have a dog in the first place, if their stupid religion forbids them to have a dog? … WTF?! … and then to have the helpless dog carried in upside-down by his plastic-wrapped legs (can’t touch the dog!) and put to death just to conform to their “holy” book during the “holy” holidays? “Misinformed”? How about “mentally mis-balanced”?