Friday, May 25, 2012

Iran: latest crackdown on immodest clothing and pet dogs in full swing

Here we go again.  It is a continuing battle between those who want to live their lives to the fullest as self-realized human beings and the government who use Islam as a truncheon to keep the people in line with the wishes of Muhammad.  The push and pull always ends up punishing the people, and inn this case all those innocent dogs.  But, as per Muhammad in the hadith of Bukhari, "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." (1.9.490)  (Thanks to Jihad Watch for the hadith quote.)  

Too Islamophobic of me to point this out?  

From  YNet May 21 by Dudi Cohen

Tehran police's new target: Pet dogs

While Iran's leadership is showing signs of cooperation with the West in nuclear talks, the Islamic Republic's law enforcement authorities continue their efforts to fight "outside influences."

Tehran police are beefing up enforcement of Islamic law against women improperly dressed ahead of the summer, and adding a new target: pet dogs.

Police in Tehran are conducting a new crackdown on women wearing mandatory headscarves improperly or in "vulgar" dress.

Typically, such women are fined or detained in police stations until relatives collect them hours later with more modest clothing.

As part of police operations in Tehran, officers also issue warnings to dog owners walking their pets outside. In Sharia-ruled Iran, dogs are considered "impure." Dozens of dogs in Tehran were round up last month and placed in quarantine.

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