Heads Up For All Dog Lovers–Beth Trissel

A report out TODAY From Radio Free Europe: “In an unprecedented move, Iran’s police have created a dog “prison” in Tehran. The move is part of a crackdown on what officials describe as immoral and un-Islamic behavior, during which thousands of young men and women have been detained or received warnings about the way they are dressed. Radio Farda reports that Tehran pet-owners are now also among those under pressure from the authorities.”

As a devotee of dogs, I find it distressing in the extreme that Muslim‘s have much in their religion against our canine friends. Not to mention some of their other dislikes, but back to dogs. Here are some of the reasons I found:

From Wiki Answers:  (Regarding Muslim beliefs) “Dogs can be kept only in certain circumstances. Angels will not enter a house in which a dog is kept.

It was said by the Prophet (pbuh), “Whoever keeps a dog, a portion of his good deeds will be deducted every day, except a dog for farming or herding livestock.”

Muslims do not dislike dogs, but they are generally regarded as impure and cannot be kept in the house, where prayers are also done.”

From: Netherlands: Muslim politician calls for ban on dogs in the Hague

(2012) “A Dutch Muslim politician has called for a ban on dogs in The Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands.

Islamic legal tradition holds that dogs are “unclean” animals, and some say the call to ban them in Holland and elsewhere represents an attempted encroachment of Islamic Sharia law in Europe.

This latest canine controversy — which the Dutch public has greeted with a mix of amusement and outrage — follows dozens of other Muslim-vs-dog-related incidents in Europe. Critics say it reflects the growing assertiveness of Muslims in Europe as they attempt to impose Islamic legal and religious norms on European society.”

From this article Muslim’s in Spain Declare Jihad On Dogs:  (2011) “Spanish authorities are investigating the recent deaths by poisoning of more than a dozen dogs in Lérida, a city in the northeastern region of Catalonia that has become ground zero in an intensifying debate over the role of Islam in Spain.

All of the dogs were poisoned in September (local media reports here, here, here, here and here) in Lérida’s working class neighbourhoods of Cappont and La Bordeta, districts that are heavily populated by Muslim immigrants and where many dogs have been killed in recent years.

Local residents say Muslim immigrants killed the dogs because according to Islamic teaching dogs are “unclean” animals.

Over the past several months, residents taking their dogs for walks have been harassed by Muslim immigrants opposed to seeing the animals in public. Muslims have also launched a number of anti-dog campaigns on Islamic websites and blogs based in Spain. In response to the “lack of sufficient police to protect the neighbourhood,” 50 local residents have established alternating six-person citizen patrols to escort people walking their dogs.”~

Is this coming in America? It seems in those countries where Muslims are gaining a stronger foothold, dogs and their owners are coming under attack.

For a more in-depth discussion on this subject visit this article at Yahoo Voices.

Remember, no one loves you like your dog.

***I was researching dogs for the book I’m at work on and came across alarming info which led to more digging and to this post. I’ve been too upset to write much since.

***Images of my pom-poo Sadie with our rescue kitty Pavel, our adopted Retriever/Mastiff mix, Luca, our adopted Corgi and God only knows what mix Mia and adopted lab mix Lance. And my grandson Colin and his best friend, a Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier Grady.

23 responses to “Heads Up For All Dog Lovers–Beth Trissel

  1. This is so sad and shocking to hear. Our dogs are our family too how could this be permitted to happen.



  2. Sick people in the world! My dogs love me when noone else does!


  3. Another indication of the desire of the Islamic Nation to take over the world. Since everybody seems to have put 9/11 on the back burner, maybe this will get their attention! Wake up America! Our leaders are so afraid of insulting other religions that they let them do whatever they want while our freedom of religion is slowly becoming outlawed. If you can’t stand up for the people, atleast stand up for our animals. How long before they take over every facet of our life?


  4. This is one of things you know is plain wrong! Our dogs are part of our family, protect us, entertain us and give us unconditional love! I certainly hope the citizens over there where dogs are a daily part of their lives, strap on a pair and stick up for their dogs.


  5. I always felt my dog was a precious gift from God, a living reminder of His unconditional love for me.


  6. First the guns, then the dogs. Religious persecution.


    • Makes me want to stock up on both. Get in a wolf pack and ready my arsenal to hold out in the barn. All I know is this is not what my ancestors fought for when they died in various wars to preserve our freedoms, and at their side, always the faithful dogs.


  7. Thank-you , Beth for sharing this. I’m an animal lover. This is truly sad. Just plain wrong. Our animals aren’t just part of the family, they are family! God bless. Peace & Love Linda


  8. That is terrible! Those poor dogs and then the owners who are harassed too. makes you wonder what the real reason is..I think the dogs take care of ppl, love them unconditionally and some people are just either jealous or frightened that these wonderful animals inspire such love and devotion from their owners!


  9. Heartbreaking stuff . . . I don’t think Muslims agree with freedom of religion and would like to place their beliefs on everyone and everything. Animals have many uses–pets, working animals, and just plain cuddle partners. I wonder if there is anything we can do . . .


    • Thanks for caring. I’ve struggled with this all day. I’m just sick about it. I should think our government could protest this action in Iran, but doubt they will. The United Nations certainly could. There must be some group/organization/country who cares about justice in this world, but I do wonder. We can pray.


  10. May they all burn in the deepest depths of whatever hell they fear the most. I hope each and every one of them experience three times the terror and pain they’ve inflicted on a trusting animal. I know these words are strong but I abhor and cannot tolerate such treatment of innocent souls.


  11. OMG. He says revenge is his. I hope he is watching with a very close eye. With that said, I’m with you, Beth. I will protect what holds my heart, including my big, red pup.


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