According to Al Arabiya:
A prison officer in the United Kingdom was transferred after he caused a stir amongst inmates by calling his sniffer dog ‘Allah’, press reports said Monday.- - - - - - - - -
Although officer Chris Langridge, 28, insisted the Labrador’s name was in fact ‘Ali’ not ‘Allah’, a Muslim inmate filed an official complaint with Britain’s top Belmarsh high-security jail, The Sun newspaper reported.
“This is political correctness gone mad,” a Belmarsh officer was quoted by The Sun as saying.
According to a prison source there is no suggestion that he did call the dog Allah but it was thought it would be better to transfer him, the paper said.
Belmarsh contains the highest number of Muslim inmates of any UK prison, including some notorious extremists such as hook-handed Abu Hamza.
What’s notable is that Mr. Langridge didn’t actually call his dog “Allah”. The perception that he called his dog by the name of the Mesopotamian moon-god was enough to bring official sanctions down upon his hapless head.
God help Britain.
Hat tip: Steen.