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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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To: Farmer Dean

LOL!!


51 posted on 06/19/2010 5:28:58 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: JoeProBono

The war Islamic Terror could be won by efficient use of big black dogs and weaponized pork products.


52 posted on 06/19/2010 5:30:53 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: JoeProBono

ROFLMAO!!

THAT is the truth about these Islamists...they are so confused and have closer relationships with men than with women, with whom they don’t have a relationship with.


53 posted on 06/19/2010 5:31:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: JoeProBono

Muslim porn.


54 posted on 06/19/2010 5:32:38 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Pontiac

Are you saying that if anyone “elevates” the pets to the status of family member, that one is making a fool of one’s self? If so, I feel sorry for you.


55 posted on 06/19/2010 5:33:05 PM PDT by Chong (How's that HopEy, changEy, (thingEy) stuff working out for ya?)
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To: PapaBear3625

56 posted on 06/19/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: fanfan
Why don't the so called moderate ones leave the Rel....cult?

Because un moderate members of the religion of peace will kill them if they do.

57 posted on 06/19/2010 5:37:59 PM PDT by magslinger (If recycling makes cents as well as sense, I am all for it.)
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To: Rebelbase

58 posted on 06/19/2010 5:38:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Rebelbase

59 posted on 06/19/2010 5:42:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Where can I obtain a cheap or free copy of the Koran? I want to take a photo of my dog Scruffy peeing on it and then using it page by page to pick up his poop.


60 posted on 06/19/2010 5:42:37 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Heavenly Father I ask you to save us from the evil that has taken over our country.)
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To: Jemian; JoeProBono
Moslems just have no joy or fun in this world. They hate dogs, they hate singing, they hate women....

And no booze, either.

No wonder they're so damned high-strung.

61 posted on 06/19/2010 5:43:16 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny

62 posted on 06/19/2010 5:46:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Just imagine how many problem areas could be depopulated by aerial spraying of a heated water mixture containing 25% lard.


63 posted on 06/19/2010 5:46:50 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Chong
I feel sorry for you.

Don’t fret over me.

I will explain.

If my child contracts a serious illness I will spare no expense in saving that child.

If my cat gets sick I will make a judgment on what I can afford in my budget.

I will not take out a loan to finance surgery for a pet (I know people that have spent thousands on surgery for pets and they were not wealthy people), If the cost of saving the pet is not affordable within the monthly budget; sorry kitty.

64 posted on 06/19/2010 5:52:41 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Rebelbase

65 posted on 06/19/2010 5:54:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Pontiac

If the cost of saving the pet is not affordable within the monthly budget; sorry kitty

amen


66 posted on 06/19/2010 5:56:46 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The Acting President....is an incompetent puppet of Soros.)
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To: JoeProBono

Interesting article. I lived in Iran when I was little and most of the Americans, including our family had dogs. Many of us kept them on the roofs which were flat...I know, it sounds strange.
I can’t vouch for whether it is true or not, but I remember being told that the Iranians didn’t like dogs and probably wouldn’t bother a house that had dogs.
Also, it was thought that the origin of this fear/disdain of dogs stemmed from a legend of a dog running off with the head of a prophet.


67 posted on 06/19/2010 6:05:03 PM PDT by June2
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To: JoeProBono

Out of all of the species on this planet, only a dog will voluntarily die for you. I think dogs are a gift from our maker and I don’t trust any society that does not have a love for doge.


68 posted on 06/19/2010 6:08:06 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Chong

I’ve had some wonderful dogs in my life and a few sorry good for nothing relatives. I’ll take the dogs any day.


69 posted on 06/19/2010 6:11:28 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, since Islam is a cobbled together, distorted mishmash of Judaism and Christianity, with a few fevered nightmares thrown in, should we assume that any notion of “unclean” goes back to Levitical law and ritual uncleanliness?

I’ve found it sort of striking that pigs are rather genetically similar to us in some regards, well maybe not so much similar as compatible. I do know that canine veterinary medical research has led to much later benefit to mankind, since dogs respond much as man, to many treatments, for instance cancer.

Then, you have the issue of disease jumping from one species to another, with some being far more conducive than others as far as posing a potential problem for man. Pigs again. But dogs? Not so much. Cats? Yes. Ducks, chickens, several avian species. Recall the recent flu scare with avian, pig and human influenza strains.

So, what gives, other than cultural bias? They do keep cats. Maybe they’ve just got a massive, society-wide case of toxoplasmosis gondii or something? Nah, that explains the pacifist left.


70 posted on 06/19/2010 6:23:20 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: JoeProBono

I say ragheads are filthy disgusting creatures and should be shipped back to whatever third world hole they crawled out of.


71 posted on 06/19/2010 6:23:31 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: JoeProBono

I get it!!!!! The dog is sweeping up islam!!!!!!!


72 posted on 06/19/2010 6:24:05 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: June2

73 posted on 06/19/2010 6:25:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: June2
Also, it was thought that the origin of this fear/disdain of dogs stemmed from a legend of a dog running off with the head of a prophet.

Weeell, the dumb b*stards shouldn't have chopped it off, then.

They just never learn.

74 posted on 06/19/2010 6:27:26 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: LouAvul

75 posted on 06/19/2010 6:28:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Ah, yes, the progressive muslim brothers.


76 posted on 06/19/2010 6:29:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: JoeProBono

RansomOttawa says Iranian clerics “tabbouleh-eating cavemen” and to be run out of town on a rail.


77 posted on 06/19/2010 6:38:13 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Chickensoup

Thanks for the vote of confidence.


78 posted on 06/19/2010 6:39:00 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: bgill
I’ve had some wonderful dogs in my life and a few sorry good for nothing relatives. I’ll take the dogs any day.

I’ll agree that dogs for the most part are faithful. They won’t borrow money and not pay you back. They won’t have an affair with your wife. And they won’t borrow your favorite CD and leave it in a hot car to warp.

But then dogs don’t care about such things. Dogs will steal your slice of pizza off the coffee table when you get up and go to the bathroom. Dogs will get in the garbage can and spread trash all over the living room. Dogs will pee on your white walls. Dogs dig in your flower beds and roll around in a dead skunk.

Dogs and people have different faults which are part of their nature.

Dogs won’t come over and help you put on a new roof. Dogs won’t drive you to the doctor. Dogs won’t visit you in the hospital (usually and if they do some family member brought them). Dogs won’t listen to your stories every time you visit and laugh at the appropriate times.

Pets are great and I love them, they are a blessing of God but they are not people and they are not family. To treat then as such diminishes humanity.

79 posted on 06/19/2010 7:00:02 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: JoeProBono

Muslims aren’t worthy of associating with dogs.


80 posted on 06/19/2010 7:25:53 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Islam, Communism and the UN are all constructs of the Devil.


81 posted on 06/20/2010 3:24:14 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Levante

amen


82 posted on 06/20/2010 6:14:26 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: JoeProBono

LOL,,al Catya!


83 posted on 06/20/2010 6:22:10 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: JoeProBono

I’m here for the pics of doggies I know are coming!


84 posted on 06/20/2010 6:22:38 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Pontiac

I’m with you.

If my dog even growls at a child he is gone. If a dog bites on once occasion he is put down.

My grandchildren bit alot and I never recommended putting them down.

An animal while loved and enjoyed is not a human and doesn’t get the same, well, perks of humankind.


85 posted on 06/20/2010 6:27:43 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: cajungirl


86 posted on 06/20/2010 6:44:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: cajungirl
An animal while loved and enjoyed is not a human and doesn’t get the same, well, perks of humankind.

Well put.

The most important point I have always put forward on this matter is that you do not risk your life or health to save an animal (pet).

I received a huge flaming from a number of Freepers on a thread a few months ago for stating that a Fireman should not have risked his life to save a dog that was caught in a flood.

The Fireman had repelled from a helicopter to save the dog (a risky maneuver). The Fireman had received a potentially disabling bite from the dog for his effort.

Many of the Freepers thought I was cold and unfeeling and said it was the Fireman’s choice. I on the other hand pointed out that actually it was the Fireman’s Chief or Captain that is responsible and that it was also an improper use of tax payer’s dollars to use a helicopter (which was also put at risk) to save an animal.

In my opinion this country has lost its perspective on the value of pets.

87 posted on 06/20/2010 8:50:24 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: proudofthesouth

Here’s a site offering free korans. Cheaper than Charmin.

http://www.freekoran.com/


88 posted on 06/20/2010 8:57:51 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: JoeProBono

Awww,,,that is so cute.

My 8 month old grandson hangs so much with the two labs that I do believe he thinks he is a dog in a very fuzzy pack.


89 posted on 06/21/2010 5:28:23 AM PDT by cajungirl
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