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Monday, February 25, 2008

Iranian Man Imprisoned for Walking Dog

This is just strange. Dogs are considered "impure" in Islam, so they are going to beat this guy and put him im prison.

A 70-year-old Iranian man was arrested and sentenced to four months in jail and 30 lashes for walking his dog, reported Tuesday. Police caught the man on the street with his dog in Shahr Rey, a suburb of Tehran.

Owners of domestic animals are forbidden from taking them on the streets of the city because Islam considers dogs to be impure. An Islamic judge later charged the man for "disturbing the public order,” reported.

Muslims can own dogs, but not keep them in the house. I don't pretend to know Islamic theology, but this religion sounds like a sure prescription for cruelty and abuse. Some may try to talk their way around it, like here, but I'm just not buying it. Dogs are just considered BAD in the Islamic world. A 70 year old man shows compassion for an animal and is treated like this. I wonder what they did to the dog...

What a very sad view of these wonderful animals.

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