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By A. J. Weberman

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 neighborhoods 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. 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
neighborhood, 50 local residents have established alternating six-person
citizen patrols to escort people walking their dogs. 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.
Lawmakers in Tehran have proposed a bill in parliament that would
criminalize dog ownership, formally enshrining its punishment within the
country’s Islamic penal code. The bill warns that that in addition to posing
public health hazards, the popularity of dog ownership “also poses a
cultural problem, a blind imitation of the vulgar culture of the West.” The
proposed legislation for the first time outlines specific punishments for “the
walking and keeping” of “impure animals.” The law would see the offending
animal confiscated and would be gassed to death and there would be an
imposition of a $100-to-$500 fine on the owner. If passed, the law would
energize police and volunteer Islamist militias to enforce the ban
systematically. This is what happens when Shar’ia law becomes the law of
the land. The society becomes homogenous and everyone loses their
individuality and becomes a Koranbot. In order to understand Shar’ia one
must go to the Qur’an and to the recollections of those who had the
misfortune to come into contact with Mo – the Hadiths. There is no mention
of dogs in Qur’an but in the Hadiths it is clear dogs are “man’s worst friend”
and any contact with them is contaminating yourself with filth. If the saliva
of a dog touches you or any part of your clothing, then Islam requires you
to wash the body part touched and the item of clothing touched by the
dog’s mouth or snout. From Muslim #055 Ibn Mughaffal reported:
“[Mohammad] said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times,
and rub it with earth the eighth time.” Seven times? Then rub it with dirty
soil the eighth time? This animal is more disgusting then dirt. The Reliance
of the Traveler is a classical manual of fiqh for the Shafi'i school of Islamic
jurisprudence." It codifies Islamic law. Dogs are listed as "filth" in the
Reliance of the Traveler. They are number 8 along with pigs, and
somewhere in there, is "pus" as also being filth. Check out Sahih Muslim
Book 24, Number 5248:
Maimuna reported that one morning Mohammad was silent with
grief. Maimuna said: Allah’s Messenger, I find a change in your
mood today. Allah’s Messenger said: Gabriel had promised me
that he would meet me tonight, but he did not meet me. By
Allah, he never broke his promises, and Allah’s Messenger
spent the day in this sad (mood). Then it occurred to him that
there had been a puppy under their cot. He commanded and it
was turned out. He then took some water in his hand and
sprinkled it at that place. When it was evening Gabriel met him
and he said to him: you promised me that you would meet me
the previous night. He said: Yes, but we do not enter a house in
which there is a dog or a picture. Then on that very morning he
commanded the killing of the dogs until he announced that
the dog kept for the orchards should also be killed, but he
spared the dog meant for the protection of extensive fields (or
big gardens).

So Mo himself once had a pet (unless the pooch wandered in his
tent) but Mo put the puppy out on the Arab street to die. Then he realized it
was so freaking unclean that even the minute traces it left behind had to be
purged. After he did this the Angel Gabriel confirmed that what he had
done was right and Mo ordered all the dogs killed with some exceptions for
the rich land owners. Other Hadiths confirm this one: From Bukhari Vol. 4,
#540 “Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allah's Apostle ordered that the dogs
should be killed.” Now dig this. Not only did Mo dislike dogs in general, he
especially disliked Black dogs. From Abu Dawud #2839 “Abd Allah B.
Mughaffal reported the apostle of Allah as saying: Were dogs not a species
of creature I should command that they all be killed; but kill every pure
black one.” 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.” What difference did it make if their coat was
black? Was Mo’s pet dog black? Because dogs have been seen as impure
many Muslims have used this view to justify the abuse and neglect of dogs.
So if you are a pet owner you should have a real fear of Islam as it is the
fastest growing “religion” in the world.