Imagine the Ummah, where all dhimmis will have the liberty to live dog-free. Forward-thinking Muslims in Spain want to make that freedom a reality now:
Spanish authorities are investigating the recent deaths by poisoning of more than a dozen dogs in Lérida, a city in the northeastern region of Catalonia that has become ground zero in an intensifying debate over the role of Islam in Spain.
All of the dogs were poisoned in September…in Lérida’s working class neighbourhoods of Cappont and La Bordeta, districts that are heavily populated by Muslim immigrants and where many dogs have been killed in recent years.
Local residents say Muslim immigrants killed the dogs because according to Islamic teaching dogs are “unclean” animals.
Whereas camels are not, of course.
In a recent essay at American Thinker, Andrew Bostom quotes the latest Islamic American jurisprudence on dog-owning for Muslims. In a word, don’t. Not even if you had the dog before you converted to Islam. In such a case, either the dog goes or the Prophet does.
There seems to be a whim theory approach to animals in shariah. Some are deemed fit for carnal knowledge –
but a good Muslim has to sell the resulting tainted meat to unsuspecting folks in villages other than his own. On the other hand, ritual cleansing after having touched a frog can be rigorous.
The way the residents of this town have chosen to help one another is encouraging:
Over the past several months, residents taking their dogs for walks have been harassed by Muslim immigrants opposed to seeing the animals in public. Muslims have also launched a number of anti-dog campaigns on Islamic websites and blogs based in Spain.
In response to the “lack of sufficient police to protect the neighbourhood,” 50 local residents have established alternating six-person citizen patrols to escort people walking their dogs.
Lack of “sufficient police” protection? Quelle surprise!
In July, two Islamic groups based in Lérida asked city officials to regulate the presence of dogs in public spaces so they do not “offend Muslims.” Muslims are demanding that dogs be banned from all forms of public transportation including all city buses as well as from all areas frequented by Muslim immigrants.
Muslims in Lérida say the presence of dogs violates their religious freedom and their right to live according to Islamic principles
That’s how it goes. Muslims immigrate to another country and then demand that the country change to suit them. The Arrogant & Aggrieved,
Limited. Wait. They don’t appear to have any limits. Make that A &A, Inc. The Arrogant & Aggrieved must be Accomodated or they will kill things.
This bit of apocrypha attributed to Mark Twain was in the comments at Dr. Bostom’s post:
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a [Muslim].”
According to the rest of this entry from Hudson, Spain is not rolling over entirely:
In December 2010, Lérida became the first municipality in Spain to ban the burqa head covering in all public spaces. Women found violating the ban will be fined up to €600 ($750). One day before the ban took effect, the Catalonian Supreme Court turned down an appeal from the Watani Association for Freedom and Justice, a local Muslim group, which had argued that the ban constitutes religious discrimination.
And a most interesting end paragraph, especially the note about the funding:
In September 2010, Watani president Mourad El-Boudouhi submitted a letter to the Lérida city council in which he asked the mayor to provide him with free land so that he can build a mosque in downtown Lérida. The mosque would be financed by Morocco.
What they need in Lérida is a Spanish Mosque-Buster. He’d take put those plans out of business.
By the way, The Lawman has cheesecake. Oh my.
Hat Tip: The Lurker