JTA - A Jewish family from the Paris area has their dog to thank for their escape from a fire that they believe may have been started outside their home by an Islamist neighbor, an anti-racism group said.
The family was awakened after midnight on Friday night by the dog’s insistent barking to discover that their front door was on fire, with smoke rapidly filling up the interior of their apartment in the southeastern suburb of Creteil, the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, reported Sunday.
The door had been set on fire by individuals who doused it with a highly flammable fluid, police concluded, according to the case report of the BNVCA. The family told police that they suspected a neighbor, who is an Arab, and whom BNVCA said has expressed extremist and anti-Semitic views online. Police detained the neighbor in connection with the incident, which BNVCA is calling anti-Semitic.
Last week, an unidentified person set the family’s car on fire. Witnesses saw a man wearing a hoodie set it alight, according to the BNVCA report.
There is obviously a serious wave of Islamist violence in France. And across much of Europe. But this attempted attack failed because of the creature that Mohammed hated most.
Mohammed, in addition to his affinity for pre-teen girls also had a compulsive hatred of dogs. Some Hadiths quote him ordering the killing of all dogs, others show him to be moderate ordering that only "'black dogs" be killed.
From the dogs who walk the front lines in Afghanistan to the rescue dogs who took the lead at Ground Zero, to the animals who are tortured and murdered every day in the Muslim world-- we can learn courage, loyalty and friendship. While the media insists on telling us how much we can learn from Islam-- there is more of goodness, decency and honor to be learned from a dog, than there is from the entire Koran.
And when there's a terrorist at your door, a dog is far more likely than the media to warn you of the threat.