Sit… roll over… offend…

police puppy

The adorable German Shepherd puppy you see in the photo above is named Rebel. He is a police dog-in-training for the force in the Scottish district of Tayside. So popular was this little guy with visitors to the Tayside Police website that the force decided to use his image in a postcard mailer that was designed to inform local residents of a change in their non-emergency phone number.  Splendid idea, huh?

Enter once again the peaceful, loving, tolerant religion of Islam. It seems that this pooch has managed to offend some members of Tayside’s Islamic community because a dog is considered a ritually unclean animal in their faith. Outraged at being subjected to such “filth”, some shopkeepers in the city of Dundee are even refusing to display the postcard in their shops. And the Dundee councillor — who is also a member of the Tayside Joint Police Board — is now looking into the matter. The councillor’s name is Mohammed Asif by the way:

‘My concern was that it’s not welcomed by all communities, with the dog on the cards.

‘It was probably a waste of resources going to these communities.

‘They (the police) should have understood. Since then, the police have explained that it was an oversight on their part, and that if they’d seen it was going to cause upset they wouldn’t have done it.’

Mind you this controversy is being generated by the non-extremists of this faith. This is the tame element, folks. The extremists if you’ll remember actually like to take some of these ritually unclean canines, lock them in a sealed container and seep poison gas into it.

And you thought Christian fundies were ruining the world?

I think the Tayside force ought to apologize and send out a replacement mailer… featuring Scrappy the baby pig. What a load of PC dog-squeeze.

The full story, along with a pic of the offending postcard, can be found below:

Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman’s hat


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