Malaysians Reject Seeing Eye Dogs for the Blind Because of “Muslim Majority”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This isn’t just an issue in Malaysia. Muslim taxi drivers in the UK and US have been caught refusing service to the disabled because their religion hates dogs.

Mohammed commanded the killing of all dogs, or only black dogs, according to various views. According to an Islamic Hadith, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman.”

Donkeys, unlike dogs and women, are the only one of the three that Muslims tolerate in public. And so blind people are running into problems with Malaysia because of its Supremacist Muslim majority. (via Blazing Cat Fur)

Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha pointed out that touching dogs was considered haram under Islamic law, and hence it was inappropriate to use guide dogs, especially in public areas, because of the Muslim majority.

“Muslims may accidentally brush against dogs, and dogs and their fur are unclean under Islamic tenets,” he said.

Othman said Muslims were particular about their personal hygiene as it was a fundamental concern in the Islamic religion.

“Islamic beliefs and practices cannot be taken lightly according to personal feelings and reasons,” he said.

“They must be in accordance with teachings of the Quran, Sunnah, Ijma, and Qiyas that are valid.”

Blindness is not a personal reason. But under Islamic Supremacism, Islam’s hatred for drugs trumps Steven Chan’s need for a guide dog. This is why there can be no such thing as moderate Islam.

Even when there is no actual violence taking place, Islam’s Supremacism makes it innately discriminatory.

It won’t be easy to implement ‘hudud’ in this country where Muslims and non-Muslims are living together, said former MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

“Of course certain quarters advocating the implementation of ‘hudud’ laws will argue that this is only applicable for Muslims but at the end of the day, the implementation is certainly going to affect everybody’s life and is not only for Muslims.”

“Our country has been using secular policies. It doesn’t mean that we tend to turn a blind eye to the reality that Malaysia is a Muslim majority country,” he told reporters after a press conference on “Advocating For Guide Dogs’ Right To Be Allowed To Be At Public Facilities” here today.

And that’s an important point. Even when Islamic law is supposedly only limited to Muslims, it ends up excluding everyone else. Including the blind. Who have to accommodate the dictates of a 7th century illiterate warlord’s dictates.

  • Veracious_one

    Muslims don’t want to admit that seeing eye dogs help blind people more than they do.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      they don’t care whether they help people or not

  • Hard Little Machine

    Fair enough, buy a kaffr seeing eye slave.

  • Jakareh

    My religion prohibits me from a sharing a planet with Muslims. I demand this disgraceful desecration be remedied at once!

  • cxt

    I though there was an exception for people to use dogs as herding animals etc.?

    There were—as always–a litany of rules/restrictions/treatments etc over the specifics of how the animal is too be treated but I thought that dogs, in certain functions, were at least “allowed.”

    Course there are a number of different Islamic sects.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Dogs in a rural area won’t interact much with people. Dogs in cities do and Muslims are obsessed with canine uncleanliness. Also leading the blind isn’t herding sheep.

      • Rick

        Dogs enable small hunter gather groups and tribes proper and thereby enabled them to advance.

        “Domestication of dogs may explain mammoth kill sites and success of early modern humans”

        http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140529154155.htm

      • cxt

        Ah…..ok. Thank you.

      • WhiteHunter

        I think it’s a matter of envy. Dogs can lick themselves clean “down there.” Moslems wish they could–and would, if they could–but it’s an anatomical impossibility.

    • Drakken

      You have never seen how the muslims treat dogs in muslim areas, it is atrocious.

  • Pope Bibliophilist

    Since Muslims seem to hate EVERYTHING, the fact they hate dogs is no real surprise.

  • glpage

    I bet my two dogs, who probably need a bath right now, are cleaner than Mohammed ever was.

    • Juana

      When I read “personal hygiene” I was floored. They look so dirty and smelly. I must be a racist, lol.

  • Davut

    If prayer is annulled by a donkey, would it be annulled by a horse?

    They have the same basic DNA

    Narrated ‘Aisha:
    The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey AND A WOMAN (if they pass in front of the praying people).” I said, “You have made us (i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away, for I disliked to face him.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 9, Number 490)

    Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 9:
    Volume 1, Book 9, Number 490:

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    There needs to be a big increase in the use of dogs for security against the terrorists, as well as for other reasons. The aversion the terrorists have for dogs adds to the effectiveness of the dogs in creating security.

    • Blake

      Yep

  • Blake

    My dog smells cleaner than that muslim convenience store on the corner which stinks and has filthy floors and food areas where they sell hot dogs and sausage which have pork in them. I only stop there to buy gas I wouldn’t touch anything else in there and my dog wouldn’t either. It doesn’t seem like they are obsessed by cleanliness to me. These are the most intolerant people in the world.