Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman's hat

The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.

This shows how fanatical all of this is becoming. You either fight for your rights, or the whiners and complainers will take over, regardless of the issue.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk [Atatürk](1881-1938) the founder of the Turkish Republic and its first President had it right when he created a secular government in Turkey. I am all for religion. What I am against is a theocracy. Islam hasn't had it's "Reformation", and thus, the church and state are melded in most Muslim countries. And look what that has wrought. Would you want to live in any one of those places yourself? Then why bring those values here to the West? At some point, it will take the outrageous acts of the few fanatics to change public opinion in those parts of the world. Until then, we have to speak out against this kind of intolerance. The West has found a pretty good balance on how to have religion and yet not let it create a totalitarian state. It's not perfect, and we all get upset at how it works at times, but we also accept that to have peace this will always be a thorny problem.

Oh, and by the way, dogs are NOT banned in the religion of Islam. Do a bit of research, and you'll see I'm right.

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