Islamic Dog Hatred & Animal Rights Activists’ Silence

Enza Ferreri is an Italian-born, London-based Philosophy graduate, author and journalist. She has been a London correspondent for several Italian magazines and newspapers, including Panorama, L’Espresso, and La Repubblica. She is on the Executive Council of the UK’s party Liberty GB. She blogs at www.enzaferreri.blogspot.co.uk.


dog_fightIn the UK a Muslim taxi driver recently refused to give a lift to a disabled woman’s dog, alleging that it broke the rules of Ramadan. Despite the fact that by law no taxi driver can refuse to carry a disabled passenger or assistance animal unless he is medically exempt, the man has not lost his taxi licence and has not been fired. The owner of the taxi firm said he would respect the driver’s religious beliefs.

This is not the first time and won’t be the last that Islamic and Western attitudes to dogs conflict.

There have been many cases, both in Europe and North America, of Muslim taxi and bus drivers refusing to let dogs in (even guide dogs for the blind); of police not letting dogs near Muslim suspects or prisoners; of Muslim prison inmates being given new clothes and bedding after police sniffer dogs search their cells; of dogs being banned from touching copies of the Quran and other Islamic items in prison cells; of sniffer dogs trained to spot terrorists at train stations no longer allowed to come into contact with Muslim passengers and fitted with leather bootees to cover their paws when searching mosques and Muslim homes; of blind or disabled people accompanied by dogs facing Muslim hostility in hospitals, supermarkets and from Muslim bus passengers or turned away from restaurants; of Western citizens being handcuffed and threatened with arrest for walking leashed and well-behaved dogs close to Muslim rallies — the list could go on.

Pronouncements about dogs are not in the Quran but are numerous in the various hadiths, collections of traditions containing sayings and deeds of the prophet Muhammad which form the basis of Islamic law.

Dogs for Muslims are “impure,” “unclean” and “evil.” For example, the Muslim website Islam Q&A says:

It is not permissible for a Muslim to keep a dog, unless he needs this dog for hunting, guarding livestock or guarding crops…

With regard to keeping dogs, this is haraam [forbidden by God] and is in fact a major sin, because the one who keeps a dog, except those for which an exception has been made, will have two qiraats [a measure of rewards for good actions] deducted from his reward every day.

It is by the wisdom of Allaah that like calls to like and evil calls to evil. It is said that the kaafirs, Jews, Christians and communists in the east and the west all keep dogs, Allaah forbid. Each one takes his dog with him and cleans it every day with soap and other cleansing agents. But even if he were to clean it with the water of all the seas in the world and all the soap in the world, it would never become pure! Because its impurity is inherent, and inherent impurity cannot be cleansed except by destroying it and erasing it altogether.

Another Islamic site, Albalagh, explains:

Jibra’eel (Álayhi Salaam) said that we, the group of Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or pictures. (Sahih Muslim Hadith no.3928)

In the light of these Ahaadith and other narrations it is not permissible to keep dogs as pets. The household is deprived of the Mercy of Allah Taãla.

While this is from Islamic Concern:

Religious traditions hold that if a dog – or woman – passes in front of you as you prepare to pray, it pollutes your purity and negates your prayer. Dogs are permissible as watchdogs or for other utilitarian purposes but not simply for companionship. Abou El Fadl says this zealous adherence to doctrine led one religious authority to advise a Muslim that his pet dog was evil and should be driven away by cutting off its food and water.

Hasan Küçük, a city councillor for the Islam Democrats in the Hague, the Netherland’s third city, even proposed that the city ban all dogs, which was promptly rebuked by Paul ter Linden, the councillor for Geert Wilders’ PVV party, who told him: “In this country pet ownership is legal. Whoever disagrees with this should move to another country.”

What is interesting is the reaction – or rather lack thereof – of the animal rights movement, too afraid, if it means touching Islamic sensitivities, to speak up even for animals.

The Dutch Party for the Animals started the controversy by proposing to make the Hague more dog-friendly, meeting the strong opposition of Küçük, who in response called for dog ownership in the Hague to be criminalized.

The Dutch Party for the Animals, with 2 of the 150 seats in Holland’s House of Representatives, 1 of the 75 seats in the Senate and 20 seats in provincial and local councils, is the most successful party of its kind in the world.  If you search “Islam” on its site, you find the word only in reference to Geert Wilders or his PVV party, to castigate them for “unnecessarily” upsetting Muslims.

“Halal,” “Muslim” and “Islam” do not appear at all on the site of its British equivalent, the Animal Welfare Party (AWP), which describes itself as the “UK Political Party for People, Animals and the Environment” (but only when it does not offend Muslims).

Even considering only the two areas of halal and treatment of dogs, there is plenty to keep a true political party or association for animal rights well occupied with the problems and threats that Islam generates for creatures. But clearly this does not happen.

A Google search I made on the Animal Welfare Party’s website in 2010 did return a result for “Islam.” The site’s only reference to Islam was on a page, which has now been removed, commenting on the outcome of the Dutch general election held in June that year.

The AWP people were “obviously shocked by the PVV victory” but congratulated the voters because they showed to be

fed up with Christian politcs [sic] which only focused on protection of short-term human interests ahead of nature and the environment.

A coalition will be difficult, and fingers crossed it won’t be a coalition of VVD (right wing liberals), PVV (anti-islam party for freedom) and CDA (Christian Democrats) but rather a centrist (with Green Left) coalition.

It appeared that for the AWP (which was then called “Animals Count”), being anti-Islam was a no-no, but being anti-Christianity was perfectly kosher.

They were more shocked by the victory of the “anti-islam party for freedom” (which is not its name, its English translation being “Party for Freedom”) than by the way Muslims treat animals in Holland.

The problem here is that both the UK and the Dutch animal parties have a problem in deciding — or maybe have already wrongly decided — who their enemies and allies are.

It all depends on what their goals are.

If their goal is political correctness, their friends are the Muslims (including Hasan Küçük, the Turkish-Dutch representative on the Hague city council calling for a ban on all the city’s dogs) and their enemies are the PVV.

If their goal is improving the animals’ condition, then the exact reverse is the case: not only did Küçük oppose the Party for the Animals’ proposal to make the Hague more dog-friendly by calling instead for the dogs’ extermination (I wonder how else he could have banned them) or at least removal from their homes and human companions, but Paul ter Linden of the PVV told him what the Animals’ Party should have told him: here in Holland we love dogs and, if you don’t like it, leave.

He was the only one who defended the dogs, the only one who had the courage to stand up to the Muslims without fear of being called “Islamophobe.”

In substance, the Dutch self-proclaimed Party for the Animals supports the enemies of animals and attacks the protectors of animals.

I think that we’ll see more and more of these cases, in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Then we’ll see where the “animal defenders” really stand and whether they consider their Leftist ideology more important than the animals’ well-being or not.

Just in the same way as European police, social services, school teachers and even parents are prepared to throw children under the bus, so animal rights people are ready to sacrifice animals: not being considered racist or Islamophobic is more important for all of them.

That this is the case is obvious from the way groups for animal welfare are – and want to remain – blissfully ignorant of what Islam is, the threat that its growth poses to the West and in particular the danger that Islamization represents for animals.

There’s hardly any point in fighting for the advancement in the status of animals in law and public conscience when in a few decades our countries will regress to being dominated by a 7th-century cult replete with superstitions about black dogs and whose “religious” festivals are celebrated by slaughtering millions of fully-conscious animals in front of children who will quickly learn how to use a butcher’s knife.

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  • Mike Ritchie

    What you are suggesting makes you no better than them.

    • Brad Harvey

      No, Mike, not really. These bastards are torturing an animal which has done them no harm. They are not going to nourish themselves with its flesh, wear its hide, fashion tools from its bones, nor sacrifice it to their deity in some archaic fashion. The dog is being killed simply because it is a dog, Christian missionaries are killed simply because they are Christian. They also take their act on the road in the form of terrorism. They are evil, and have proven it time and again for centuries.

      • BagLady

        Christian missionaries are killed because it’s the only way to shut them up!

        • defcon 4

          Maybe someone should shut you up.

        • Brad Harvey

          Nice reply, Sack Whore.

          • BagLady

            You are obviously many decades younger than your avatar judging by your infantile remarks. Sticks and stones……

          • Brad Harvey

            Yet they still made much more sense than your comments. Go figure…

        • kikorikid

          You speak to the courage of Christian Missionaries
          but also the brutality and intolerance of Islam.
          FU

          • defcon 4

            It’s true. I know a Korean Christian whose pastor and son voluntarily went to both Iran and Turkey to preach Christianity. They never returned from Turkey and the Turkish government doesn’t seem to have any idea what happened to them. I couldn’t believe it when I heard this story. I wouldn’t go to Iran or Turkey unless I was packing a multi-megaton nuclear device hooked to a dead man switch.

        • Debbie G

          Why don’t you put one of your (plastic) bags over your head, tie it really tight and breathe deep.

          • BagLady

            and you are clearly rather a stupid woman who lacks the ability to argue on paper, resorting always to the offensive silliness that is so prevalent on this site. Back to the playground with you my girl. Actually, I never use plastic bags. Saving the planet don’t you know.

    • jenkem5

      You are a useless idiot enabling this evil filth to permeate. Evil must be stomped out, all it needs to flourish is for good men to do nothing.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        socialists aren’t good either. socialist support of islamofascism proves it.

    • kikorikid

      And Mike, what you are saying protects and defends
      them. What you are saying and doing does not make you
      intellectually correct. It makes you a traitor.

    • Drakken

      Well of course we are better than them, in every way, shape and form. Love us and ours, eff them and theirs, it is that bloody simple.

      • BagLady

        Perhaps you should make a list (I know you love them) of those who are ‘them’ and those who are ‘us’. No individualism in your world I see, just cloned bigots to left and to right.

  • 11bravo

    FP, what is it a slow day in the muslim hate world or something?
    We all know the ideology is illegitimate and all. So does that mean you make your comments section look like a bunch of islamophobic racists?
    We disagree with islam all down the line, why bring up this – to make us look even worse?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Which is worse? Being islamofascistphobic or being islamofascistphilic?

      I’d say the latter.

    • defcon 4

      Islam isn’t a race and islamophobia isn’t a crime, at least not yet, at least not yet in the USA, a nation of free people, instead of subjugated dhimmis.

  • Dyer’s Eve

    Dogs are noble and beautiful creatures. They show more love, loyalty and affection than any raghead ever could!

  • Righteous one

    Islam is an evil religion that has to be destroyed Europe wake up and cleanse yourself of the Muslim filth.

    • Miguel

      Oh man, do I feel you!!

    • Drakken

      That day is coming, you can bet on it.

      • Miguel

        I wish I were as optimistic as you are… But yes, I see some signs of a devastating (though far) tidal wave beginning to appear, like this forum and most importantly the rise of far-right parties in Europe. Now the problem with far-right parties for me is that they are not exclusively against the muSLIME, and I have NOTHING against black people and all the others (and far-right parties are also white supremacists, so they are against black coloured people, hindus, jews, etc., and though I am Caucasian and Christian, I do have a problem with that).

  • jenkem5

    What abhorrent filthy disgusting people. I will not suffer the presence of the filth, not for a second. Islam will be eliminated from the earth one day. It’s a violent death cult.

    • Miguel

      I’m so optimistic as you are… unfortunately!

  • N. Wasse

    No one should be surprised that the so called God of the universe tells his followers to be cruel to dogs after all the same so called God tells them to KILL human beings in his name if they do not convert to Islam as in Q9:5 known as “The sword verse”
    Allah is despicable and dogs are great

    • arizonarebel

      May a 1,001 poodles with VD piss on the beard of the false prophet Muhammed…

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        INSHALLAH!

        • Miguel

          AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

      • N. Wasse

        It would be just wonderful if the poodles have diarrhea too and his title will be Muhammad P*ss and Sh*t be upon him

  • pupsncats

    How about a people party? You know, one that cares about humans. There are party’s for animals, for the environment, for the worship of the earth, for God haters, for totalitarian’s, but none for humans. Why is that?

  • arizonarebel

    If your city has a toilet paper makers strike, you could always wipe your azz with the Koran……..just a suggestion….

  • Irene Bateman

    I would much prefer a million dogs to one evil Muslim.

    • Miguel

      I don’t remembre the name of the figure of speech for this, but when you say «evil muslim» you are repeating the same notion twice unnecessarily. A Muslim is, by definition and practice, EVIL!

      • kikorikid

        redundant?

        • Miguel

          Yes, thank you.

  • Suzanne McKay

    So . . . it isn’t in the Quran? They just make up rules as they go along? And, WHO THE HELL do they think they are to say that a DOG is impure, while they go around ABUSING their own children, especially DAUGHTERS, even BEHEADING said daughter if she GETS RAPED??!! Dogs are, so often, our HEROES. THEY, on the other hand, have the SOLE GOAL of DESTROYING US . . . Americans and Israelis and all who assist them! Their scale is tipped and broken.

  • RobinGOOD63

    If I had to chose between an intolerant Muslim and a dog for companionship, I would chose the dog every time. It is a loyal and loving creation of a loving God.

    • Miguel

      Is there a tolerant muslim in the world?

  • johnnywood

    So “dogs are impure, unclean and evil” say the Mooslims. That is similar to being called “ugly” by a frog:-)

  • Aditya Vivek Barot

    This is what Americans and Europeans deserve. They have accepted a hostile elite as their overlords who don’t give a tinker’s cuss about them. They despise Christians more than Islamic supremacists. This is what they deseve.

    • Drakken

      It is always darkest before dawn, and when the infidels realizes what he must do to rid islam from our shores and lands, it will be done. Deo Volente

  • Aryan Hindu

    Islam is bad for all animals,including Homo Sapiens. There is a myth that Mo loved cats. It is false. There is less hatred for cats than dogs in Islam, That’ it.

  • bobfairlane

    It’s my religious belief that muslims are dogs. Can I refuse to give them a cab ride?

    • Miguel

      Well, you should, but perhaps you could also give them the ride and charge them twice. And if asked why, you could always reply that the extra Money is to clean the filth and rid the car of the smell.

  • Aterg

    All animals a gods children, and need to be treated with kindness and respect. Those that do not respect or hurt animal are bad persons and stay away from them . Anyone that can behead a human because of his religion (Catholoc bishop in Sytia ) I’d also a subhuman , same for anyone who tortures an animal.

  • USARetired

    Since Islam is not a religion, I say screw em, and the camels then came in on!

  • defcon 4

    I had thought there was a hadith that related how muhamMAD had cut off his own sleeve, on which a cat was sleeping, so as not to disturb the cat. Maybe this hadith isn’t “authentic”.

  • Johnnie the Jew

    Yes, in the UK the pernicious Animal Liberation Army (ANL) ringpieces are quite happy blowing up academic institutions and leading scientists and intimidating building contractors with death threats if they construct life science laboratories, but are completely silent on filthy halah butcheries. That about sums up these freakwit dimwits pissweak logic for being in existence. They’re probably closet Guardian readers. Screw Idiotlam again. Dogs like drones are real cool !!!

  • LindaRivera

    Does Islam have such a terrible hate for dogs because dogs are famous for having saved MANY lives?

  • LindaRivera

    In the UK a Muslim taxi driver recently refused to give a lift to a disabled woman’s dog. The owner of the taxi firm said
    he would respect the driver’s religious beliefs.

    Despicable. The owner of the taxi firm believes it is more important to respect an employee’s Islamic ‘religious’ beliefs than take care of a disabled woman and her dog. Vile discrimination against the disabled! It is NORMAL for a business to serve their customers, NOT serve their employees!

    The taxi firm owner and ALL responsible for ALLOWING barbaric halal slaughter in Britain and Europe are not just guilty of cruelty, they are replacing our culture with merciless Islamic culture and are attacking and weakening the very foundation of our superior, MERCIFUL Western civilization.

  • LindaRivera

    Help to Save Britain and our precious Western civilization! Join Paul Weston’s counter-jihad, political party, LIBERTY GB http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/

    These are our wonderful values! Our culture! We must not lose it!
    Paul Weston of ‘Liberty GB’ describes how it feels to be truly English.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJTjY1rbug

  • honkey donkey

    obummer and the democreaps are preparing the United States to transform into Islam and Muslam soon biacks will all convert to Muslim and the war on Christians will be on

  • Idl

    It seems from what I’ve read that the government of Iran is having a bit of a problem with its citizens keeping dogs in spite of Islam. Some Iranians love dogs and keep them on the sly. How could you not love a dog? It’s only one of the things that convince me that Islam is from the pit of hell.

  • Fed up Australian

    Why is the world so precious towards Muslims? Authorities put them on a pedestal and treat them better then the rest of the world. Muslims are rude and arrogant and hate everything in life- even their own countrymen. Why treat a race like their royalty whew all you get in return is pure arrogance and laughed at. One day Muslims will take over the world and its because the authorisers are shitless and scared of offending this one religion. Does anyone care if a Christian is offended???

    • defcon 4

      I’d say corruption and fear. A case of sangre o oro (blood or gold). Islam0nazis have trillions of dollars to buy off corrupt politicians, judges, law enforcement officers all over the world. They’ve bought the kind of influence the mafia could only dream about.

  • JAMAL

    FRIENDS I BRING UNTO YOU MANY GREETS AND PEACES. I WRITE JUST TO SAY THAT YES THE GREAT PROPHET (PEACE ON HIM) ON THE DOGS SAID THAT THE DOGS ARE HARAM (I KNOW NOT THE WORD OF ENGLISH). YES THE DOGS ARE UNCLEAN AND UNHOLY. PLEASE KNOW FOR YOU THAT THE KORAN TELLS ON MAN WITH DOGS TOGETHER SHOULD NOT BE. SO I SAY PLEASE FOR MUSLIMS RESPECT THE WORD OF ALLAH SO LET GO OF THE DOGS OF YOUR OWNING. THEY MAY LIVE IN THE COUNTRYLAND WITH PEACE. IT IS FOR YOUR SOUL AND ALL MAN SOULS. BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

    • defcon 4

      Ishaq:364
      “Muslims, take not Jews and Christians as friends. Whoever protects them becomes one of them, they become diseased, and will earn a similar fate.”
      So says allah’s messenger!

  • BagLady

    They come as refugees but are not. It is a con to get into the country and kill their perceived enemies. Western countries are going to have to wise up and try to understand that cultures other than their own do not share the same values. If the English government doesn’t wake up by January, I dread to think of the consequences to the British when half the bloody population of Romania turn up with their huge broods and demand large houses and an income for each of their brats while they ‘work’ the city streets. Will the stiff upper lip start to crack? Will they become less tolerant and find a more violent self?

    • kikorikid

      “find a more violent self”
      How obtuse can you get?
      I think you are trying to say,”Put on your Big-Boy pants
      and kick the shit out of Islam.” Am I close?

  • Mark

    I find it so frustrating that their religious beliefs are are given more priority than local culture, rules, traditions, etc. in so many places, they completely disrespect these aspects in the countries they move to, and yet any hint of disrespect in their direction is considered racism, imagine trying to follow your own beliefs in their country, you’d be lucky to live out the day!

    The double standards already in place around this religion scares the shit out of me for the potential exemptions years down the track, employers and officials need to be drawing lines while the law is still on their side, before it too, becomes corrupted by this parasitic religion.

    As for not letting assistance dogs on public transport, for anybody else that would be a failure to carry out the duties of your occupation, grounds for dismissal, while these people would be screaming blue murder if they got a mildly worded letter suggesting they do their job properly.

  • kafir4life

    Not all muslims hate dogs. President Stinky (BO) likes them with a little hollandaise sauce.

    • defcon 4

      It’s possible that the zero isn’t a muslime at all, merely a collaborator. His stance on gay rights wouldn’t work in any islam0fascist state, because gay rights don’t exist in islam0fascist states.

      • Miguel

        However, I think gays exist in muslime countries, The thing is, they cease to exist once they are found…

        • defcon 4

          In some muslime states you might get a pass if you’re extremely well connected (like to the House of Saud, or the ruling islamic thugocracy).

  • 11johnmc66

    Dogs are intuitive animals and back in the day when Muhammad was about he probably met a few who detected his evil sociopathic genius. And ether gave him wide berth or growled at him so he condemned them like he condemned everyone that would reject the overtures of his manical ego…

  • defcon 4

    La Reconquista Secundaria!

  • miguel

    The good teachings of Islam:

    http://www.emirates247.com/crime/region/3-year-old-saudi-girl-gang-raped-2013-10-29-1.526128

    A 3 YEAR-OLD, FOR FUCK SAKES?! THEY DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR BALLS CRUSHED WITH A HAMMER AND THEN BE NUKED COLD BLOOD!!!

  • miguel

    I’ll be condamned to read a thousand Korans if this is not THE examle to follow:

    http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-land-without-muslims/2013/05/19/

    But even them have one imam… and one of these is already FAR TOO MANY!

  • Miguel
  • Miguel

    Wouldn’t you say this calls for guns and a darn good cleansing?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP6U6Hhy_2M

    What filth! I bet that área stinks!

  • BagLady

    and what do you teach your children, pray?

  • Abdellah

    Waw

    People commenting here are so idiot that they didn’t even notice that the
    author wrote that article with stuffed keywords with “islam”
    “islamic”… to provoke people against islam. Such idiot people, you are
    extremely easy to manipulate.

    Before insulting my religion read about it first and ready what Quran and our Prophet
    said about how to treat animals then compare it with your religions and then
    notice which one neglected animals.

    There are lots of chapters and Hadiths about treading
    animals nicely then compare this with your animal brothels and behavior