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San Juan Capistrano Councilman Named His Dog 'Muhammad'
Voice of OC ^ | September 22, 2011 | Adam Elmahrek

Posted on 09/22/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT by Fiji Hill

San Juan Capistrano Councilman Named His Dog 'Muhammad'

San Juan Capistrano City Councilman Derek Reeve announced at last week's council meeting that he gave one of his dogs — animals considered particularly impure in the Muslim world — the same name as the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

"That's right," Reeve said at the council meeting, "I named my dog Muhammad."

The remarks came during a discussion about a planned dog park in the city. A council action related to the dog park was scheduled for adoption without discussion, but Reeve pulled the item to ask questions and make a brief comment.

Apparently Reeve thought the remark was funny, and so did some meeting attendees, who could be heard laughing on the recording of the meeting.

"I have two new dogs. I'm excited about a dog park," Reeve said. "America and Muhammad may want to play with dogs."

Local Muslim leaders didn't see any humor. It is widely regarded an insult in the Arab world to refer to someone as a dog. And Muhammad is the most common name given to men in the Muslim world.

The Muslim leaders see the comment as an attempt to provoke the larger Muslim community.

"It is un-American, irresponsible and immoral of the Councilman to engage in behavior that will not only serve to fuel anti-Muslim sentiment, but also runs counter to our country's values of unity, respect and pluralism," Munira Syeda, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles wing of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, wrote in an email.

Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, wasn't as strident but clearly wasn't pleased with the comment. "It's difficult to dignify such childishness," he said. "It doesn't even deserve a condemnation."

Al-Marayati said the comments were "beneath" the Muslim community, which wouldn't come out strongly against them. But he wasn't restrained in his opinion of Reeve.

"I'm sure the dog is more useful to the city than the city councilman [Reeve]," Al-Marayati said.

Mayor Sam Allevato said he was "frankly shocked" when he heard Reeve make the comment. Allevato said elected officials need to be held to a higher standard.

"I do not believe that comment does any good in the furtherance of good relations with members of the Muslim faith," Allevato said. "We have to be mindful as the elected leaders of the city. What we speak from the dais reverberates throughout the community and throughout the organization."

The remark will very likely be discussed at next week's council meeting. Council members are scheduled to consider "free speech and the decorum of the City Council," according to the meeting agenda.

Reeve could not be immediately reached for comment.

This isn't the first time this year that a local city council member has made comments offensive to Muslims. Hundreds turned out at a Villa Park City Council meeting in March to protest comments made by Councilwoman Deborah Pauly, who called attendees at a Muslim charity event "enemies of America."

— ADAM ELMAHREK


TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: barkingmad; cair; dogofislam; gonnagetruff; islam; muhammad; muslims; mutthamad; salamalmarayati

1 posted on 09/22/2011 11:54:25 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

So? Islam is a murdering child-molesting cult. It deserves all the disrespect it can get.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 11:56:28 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Fiji Hill

That’s cruelty to dogs. Myself, I call the stuff I flush in my toilet, “Muhammed.” As in, “Bye Muhammed.”


3 posted on 09/22/2011 11:57:18 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: CodeToad

How degrading to the dog!!!!


4 posted on 09/22/2011 11:57:44 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Fiji Hill

I named the stuff that comes out of my dog’s ass “Mohammed.”


5 posted on 09/22/2011 11:58:06 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Fiji Hill

What did his poor dog do to deserve to be named after such a worthless POS? Dogs and dog lovers everywhere should be outraged at such an insult to the canine name.


6 posted on 09/22/2011 11:58:18 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Fiji Hill
I'm still wondering why people in the Muslim world are ROUTINELY named Muhammed (insert your favorite spelling here) if that name is so revered amongst them.

What a messed-up bunch of flakes -- that councilman had better upgrade his security.

7 posted on 09/22/2011 11:59:51 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Fiji Hill

He had better not draw any cartoons of his dog.


8 posted on 09/22/2011 12:01:10 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Fiji Hill

Poor dog.

It’ll probably have a new owner and a new name soon anyway, though, since this guy is going to have one of them “fatwads” issued against him...


9 posted on 09/22/2011 12:01:50 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: Fiji Hill

My best little bitch dog is named Mohammed.

No joke.


10 posted on 09/22/2011 12:08:27 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Now, maybe a vicious, rabid pitbull...

Bent on utter distruction and intimidation, sadistic and whatever it can’t kill or destroy - it tries to hump ...

At least that sounds like Islam


11 posted on 09/22/2011 12:11:06 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Fiji Hill

So what?

I have had cats whom I have named “Thatcher”, “Truman” and “Lincoln”. All are names of endearment. Maybe this guy was trying to show his love for a favored athelet; Muhammed Ali?


12 posted on 09/22/2011 12:13:43 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: Fiji Hill

Naming a dog Muhammad is an insult to the dog.


13 posted on 09/22/2011 12:16:30 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Fiji Hill

Councilman Derek Reeve sounds like a man after our hearts. He recently proposed a law allowing people to carry unloaded firearms in parks, which the council rejected. And he will soon propose a “Right to Work Act” aimed at curbing the hiring of illegal aliens.


14 posted on 09/22/2011 12:17:30 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Is this the same San Juan Capistrano that is fining people for having an inoffensive Bible Study in their homes? At least they are equal opportunity religion haters there in uppity San Juan. Why do the swallows keep going back there anyway?


15 posted on 09/22/2011 12:22:32 PM PDT by theoldmarine (can you say SARAPHOBIA)
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To: Fiji Hill

That’s going to go over like a fart in a mosque.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 12:24:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Fiji Hill
"It is un-American, irresponsible and immoral of the Councilman to engage in behavior that will fuel anti-Muslim sentiment

No...it is PATRIOTIC to fuel anti-Muslim sentiment

but also runs counter to our country's values of unity, respect and pluralism"

Where the hell did he get all that? Certainly not in the U.S. Constitution. Most definitely not in the Koran.

17 posted on 09/22/2011 12:24:23 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Fiji Hill

Both dog and owner are now at risk of vengeance form the cult of peace.

I wonder how long it takes for CAIR to start a lawsuit 3-2-1.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 12:36:26 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: theoldmarine
Is this the same San Juan Capistrano that is fining people for having an inoffensive Bible Study in their homes? At least they are equal opportunity religion haters there in uppity San Juan. Why do the swallows keep going back there anyway?

Yes, it is. Judging from the article and from other reports on the dog incident, the majority of the city council as well as the mayor are liberals. Giovanni da Capestrano, a crusading priest who fought the Turks, and for whom the city is named, would not likely be pleased with what's going on at City Hall.

19 posted on 09/22/2011 12:39:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

This same town recently fined a couple for holding weekly Bible studies.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 12:43:32 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Fiji Hill

I wouldn’t degrade my dog with such an awful name,pig manure,that’s a different story.


21 posted on 09/22/2011 12:51:31 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Hodar

Dogs are too noble for that vile name and pigs perfomr useful functions as food. I’d reserve the name for rats and monkeys, especially the relly vile chimps.


22 posted on 09/22/2011 12:57:42 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Fiji Hill

Why insult the dog?


23 posted on 09/22/2011 12:58:27 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Fiji Hill

If you want to severely insult an Arab in Arabic say after me...

“Ya kalb!”

which means “you dog!”.

LOL!


24 posted on 09/22/2011 1:16:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

THat’s where fartwas originate!


25 posted on 09/22/2011 1:26:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hodar

Nah, a vicious, rabid pitbull is less of a threat to civilization than the islamic sons of pig f’n dogs.

Apologies to dogs and pigs.


26 posted on 09/22/2011 1:28:03 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL!!!


27 posted on 09/22/2011 1:32:00 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Fiji Hill

So? My dog is named Hannity.

Maybe he meant it as a compliment. Hope he doesn’t have to die.....


28 posted on 09/22/2011 2:18:22 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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