I just read an article about a religious group issuing an official complaint against a Malaysian girl who was photographed holding a dog at an adoption drive. Evidently a picture of this sweet child and this lovable Golden Retriever was posted on social media and the group is outraged. What could be more horrible than a child petting a big loveable puppy?
Some dude named Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin has called on the state to take action against the girl. The whirlwind of controversy stems from an October 2014 event organized by Syed Azmi Alhabshi. The “I Want to Touch a Dog” event was designed to allow Muslims to become familiar with man’s best friend.
Islam is conflicted over many issues and one of them is canines. Certain conservative Muslims demand that dogs be completely avoided, while some moderate Muslims think dogs are okay as long as you avoid touching the pup’s snout and mouth.
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I’ve owned two Goldens in my life and I can say with certainty, that you will NOT have a close encounter with this breed without touching or being touched by it’s mouth or it’s nose. These dogs are big, affectionate, and live to get in your lap and chase tennis balls. They especially like to chase balls into lakes and ponds, bring them back to you and then shake vigorously while standing as close to you as possible.
The organizer has gotten numerous online death threats for organizing the event. He’s even been accused of being a Christian in disguise. I’ve often thought that almost all dogs are Christians in disguise. What animal presents a more complete portrait of unconditional love, loyalty, forgiveness, and forbearance than a dog? I love the old joke about determining who loves you more, your wife or your dog. Lock them both in the trunk of your car for two hours, the joke advises. Then come back, let them out, and see which one is happy to see you.
One right wing Islamic group has gone so far as to blame dog petting for recent tornadoes that ravaged the country.
Evidently the group posted on Facebook:
What has caused tornadoes to be interested in coming to this country when all this while it has never been interested to do so. In the past, we only hear of it hitting the South China Sea and even if it does hit, it would be to Vietnam or the Philippines. Could it have something to do with the widespread vice, such as gambling centres, prostitution, beer and dog-petting festivals which have become an attraction?
I’m not sure if it’s just poor English or a bad translation, but the above quote seems to anthropomorphize violent weather phenomena to the extent that they have the ability to determine their international travel plans according to where the best casinos, whore houses, bars, and dog-petting festivals are located. It kind of makes tornadoes sound like Secret Service agents.
You can’t trust a man who doesn’t like dogs. There is something fundamentally wrong with them. A large group that hates dogs and calls for the death of anyone who even pets a dog is just INSANE. And yet Obama is willing to make a nuclear weapons deal with these kind of loons.