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Iran cleric says dogs "unclean" and not to be kept as pets
reuters ^ | Jun 19, 2010 | Robin Pomeroy

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,"

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: ayatollah; dog; fatwa; islamic; unclean
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1 posted on 06/19/2010 4:01:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

the reverse is true


2 posted on 06/19/2010 4:02:31 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: JoeProBono

F*@#ing cat lovers.


3 posted on 06/19/2010 4:02:56 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: JoeProBono

I wouldn’t let my dog keep a muslim as a pet.


4 posted on 06/19/2010 4:04:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: FlyingEagle

5 posted on 06/19/2010 4:04:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Iran cleric says pigs “clean” and to be kept as pets


6 posted on 06/19/2010 4:04:21 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: JoeProBono

Everything I need to know about Islam is contained in it’s attitude toward dogs.


7 posted on 06/19/2010 4:04:57 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: JoeProBono

Can’t allow the peons to have something loyal to them as well as capable and willing to protect them.


8 posted on 06/19/2010 4:05:44 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Drango

9 posted on 06/19/2010 4:06:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

10 posted on 06/19/2010 4:08:19 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: JoeProBono

Moslems just have no joy or fun in this world. They hate dogs, they hate singing, they hate women. They are the antithesis of all that is clean, joyful or holy.


11 posted on 06/19/2010 4:08:43 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: JoeProBono

I am going to issue my own fatwah: Iranian clerics are unclean spawn of the devil and are not to be treated as human.


12 posted on 06/19/2010 4:10:08 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Jemian

13 posted on 06/19/2010 4:10:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
"A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are "unclean" and should not be kept as pets..."

Fluffy is not amused...


14 posted on 06/19/2010 4:11:27 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: Drango

15 posted on 06/19/2010 4:12:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ll take the dog. I mean, the canine.


16 posted on 06/19/2010 4:13:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cripplecreek
I wouldn’t let my dog keep a muslim as a pet.

Why don't the so called moderate ones leave the Rel....cult?

17 posted on 06/19/2010 4:13:17 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Drango

Heh. :)


18 posted on 06/19/2010 4:14:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jemian

That’s pretty much what I was going to say. The only thing they seem to enjoy is hating us. I feel sorry for people who have never known the joy of sharing their lives with a dog.


19 posted on 06/19/2010 4:15:23 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: JoeProBono
Cats are pussies...


20 posted on 06/19/2010 4:16:45 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

Good thing, eh?


21 posted on 06/19/2010 4:17:55 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Drango
F*@#ing cat lovers.

Hey, watch it! I love dogs as much as the next guy, but I'm also quite fond of my bioligical rodent control units.

22 posted on 06/19/2010 4:18:18 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: cripplecreek

23 posted on 06/19/2010 4:19:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!


24 posted on 06/19/2010 4:20:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JoeProBono

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


25 posted on 06/19/2010 4:20:41 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Spot on!


26 posted on 06/19/2010 4:24:54 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Drango

Very cute kitten, a little large, but cute


27 posted on 06/19/2010 4:25:54 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


28 posted on 06/19/2010 4:30:51 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: cripplecreek

I understand most muslims are hard to toilet train.


29 posted on 06/19/2010 4:31:37 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JoeProBono

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.

http://cal.ir/main/?lang=en


30 posted on 06/19/2010 4:33:53 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


31 posted on 06/19/2010 4:36:43 PM PDT by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ll take a dog over a Muzzie any day.


32 posted on 06/19/2010 4:40:37 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: JoeProBono

Never trust a man who doesn’t like dogs.


33 posted on 06/19/2010 4:40:41 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Agreed.


34 posted on 06/19/2010 4:42:04 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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>Many people have dogs in Iran.

"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."

35 posted on 06/19/2010 4:42:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Markos33

Fluffy & Fluffier


36 posted on 06/19/2010 4:49:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Kozak

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.


37 posted on 06/19/2010 4:50:30 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: JoeProBono

I know mooslims don’t wash themselves, but for God’s sake wash the dogs. Then they’ll be “clean”.


38 posted on 06/19/2010 4:51:14 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


39 posted on 06/19/2010 4:53:03 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I weep as America gasps for breath.)
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To: hal ogen

40 posted on 06/19/2010 4:56:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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41 posted on 06/19/2010 4:56:42 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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Mohammod hated dogs. There's a whole CHAPTER in the Hadith about dogs and that they are to be killed. (Not a surprising attitude for somebody who made his living as a bandit, and probably had raids spoiled because the target's dogs alerted the victim)
42 posted on 06/19/2010 5:03:02 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: JoeProBono

The horrible thing about this is that families that HAVE been keeping pet dogs will be pressured to kill them.


43 posted on 06/19/2010 5:05:12 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: JoeProBono

Those little guys are dinner.


44 posted on 06/19/2010 5:09:55 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Remember, guys, the enemy is to the left.)
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To: JoeProBono
Mohammed was a racist. Someone please notify Baraq Hussein Obama and Louis Farrakhan.

The Hadith's note for #2839 says, "The prophet did not order the killing of all the dogs, for some are to be retained for hunting and watching. He ordered to kill the jet black ones. They might be more mischievous among them.

Piss be upon him.


45 posted on 06/19/2010 5:10:41 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: PapaBear3625

46 posted on 06/19/2010 5:17:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: hellbender

Arab Muslim Slavetraders with Merchandise “Booty”


47 posted on 06/19/2010 5:21:11 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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"There are lots of people in the West who love their dogs more than their wives and children."

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Too many people in the West invest way too much emotional currency in their pets.

I understand how this happens but I think it should be avoided.

I have two cats and a dog in my home but they have their place and in no way would I ever elevate them to the status of family member.

Of course I will always defend a free mans right to make a fool of himself.

This is the problem of having clerics running your country. Freedom is non existent and a cleric’s wisdom is law regardless of its relevance to the impact on the lives of the people.

48 posted on 06/19/2010 5:24:07 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: JoeProBono

Islamics are considered unclean by my tradition.


49 posted on 06/19/2010 5:27:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: JoeProBono

Dogs are “cleaner” than any of you idiots who walk on two legs, especially you muzzies!!!


50 posted on 06/19/2010 5:28:11 PM PDT by Chong (How's that HopEy, changEy, (thingEy) stuff working out for ya?)
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