Skip to comments.Iran cleric says dogs "unclean" and not to be kept as pets
Posted on 06/19/2010 4:01:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono
A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are "unclean" and should not be kept as pets -- a move aimed at discouraging Western-style dog ownership in the Islamic state, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
Dogs are considered "unclean" under Islamic tradition but, while relatively rare in Iran, some people do keep them as pets.
By issuing a fatwa -- a religious ruling -- Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has sent a clear message that this trend must stop. "Friendship with dogs is a blind imitation of the West,"
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Good thing, eh?
Hey, watch it! I love dogs as much as the next guy, but I'm also quite fond of my bioligical rodent control units.
Any religion that can’t understand the beauty and inherent greatness of either women or dogs is a religion born in hell. Muslims, who are confounded by both, are a step below that. allah is a fag
Very cute kitten, a little large, but cute
Guess Mr. Cleric would be saddened to know that Xena, Warrior Princess, a rat terrier, sleeps under the sheets with the Mr. Cartouche. Gag on that you Fourth World Infidel.
I understand most muslims are hard to toilet train.
Many people have dogs in Iran.
Iran has 5 vets schools, I think.
Iran’s first animal shelter VAFA opened about 6 or 7 yrs ago.
Buckwheat and Teddy issue a fatwah right back. They are cleaner, smarter, better retrievers, and infinitely more lovable than any mullah. And they’ll be glad to explain this in detail and up close in person to any raghead who doubts them. Just don’t come during nap time.
I’ll take a dog over a Muzzie any day.
Never trust a man who doesn’t like dogs.
"IRAN IS NOT ISLAMIC- Beliefs & CausesDescription:Iran is Not Muslim, We are Secular / Non-Religious! The land of Iran was invaded by Arabs 1400 years ago, and Islam was forced down on our throats; we never asked for it, nor have Iranians stuck with the Islamic identity taken by Arabs. Before the arrival of Islam, Iran was a multi-religious civilisation with religions such as Zoroastrianism, Mithraism, Mandaeanism, Manichaeanism, and Buddhism flourishing, as well as Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism to a lesser extent. Different religions were allowed to practice peacefully together. Iranians are not Arabs [even Khuzestani Arabs are far different culturally from the Arabs west of Iran], and the version of Islam practiced in Iran and other Iranian countries is vastly different from many other countries who have Islam as the state religion."
Fluffy & Fluffier
I agree! It is my opinion that you would have fewer Islamist suicide fanatics if they had only been given a puppy to take care of when they were young boys. I can’t imagine my life without a dog in the house.
I know mooslims don’t wash themselves, but for God’s sake wash the dogs. Then they’ll be “clean”.
What’s the over/under on how long before islamabama comes up with some kind of excuse to get rid of the dog. If they even have a dog.