Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Great Dog Hair Dilemma

The following was posted by Cubed to The Ultimate Insult:
Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Here, in all its breathtakingly micromanagerial detail, is the solution to a very nasty problem experienced by a convert to Islam. It is offered on a sort of "ask the expert" feature of http://livingislam.org. where they can go with their most pressing concerns.

We all know that Muslims don't like dogs; they pretty much don't like anything, after all. But fortunately, they have access to painfully, even excruciatingly, detailed advice on any problems they might run into.

The way I figure it, the mullahs keep Muslims really, really busy with this sort of concern; this way, they just won't have time to rock the boat by asking - hmmmm - well, more penetrating questions, such as, "You're kidding, right?"

The questioner is a Muslim convert whose family owns a pet dog (all emphases are mine).

Question:

". . . one difficultly is regarding dog hair. My family keeps the dog confined to only certain areas in the home and keeps him out all day when we are around. They are very respectful of our practices. However, the dog sheds hair almost all year round. Almost everywhere you go, you will find the dog's hair. My mother vacums the house every day to try to keep it under control. Many times I will find dog hair on my clothing and also this dog hair has definitely (with yaqin) entered the washing machine which I use when I am there.

Dog hair or any hair from an animal (that cannot be eaten) is impure when separated from the creature. I remember you mentioned checking yourself for cat hair before prayer. Can I pray with a small amount of dry dog hair on my person if it cannot be seen (with the eye) from a distance. Am I excused for all the filth of dogs that cannot be seen even with close inspection, that is invisible filth? (These questions present more difficultly then simply saliva because saliva is relatively easy to avoid and wash if the dispensation of substitution is apllied.)

My family's washing machine has been contaminated (with yaqin) with both dog saliva and wet hair. If I wash my clothes in this machine, do they then become contaminated or does the washing with detergent (according to the substitution position) make the machine pure?

Dog hair does not remain in the washing machine and I don't find it in the machine when I go to wash my clothing. However, dog hair and saliva have definitely been on my family's clothing and then they have washed it in the washing machine. No traces of saliva or hair remain. Is the washing machine pure from the ibdal position (because they are washing the clothing with soap and washing it in the machine)?

Answer:

Some sensible measures you can take before Salat (in logical steps):

(1) use a different garment to pray (like the Malays like to do, changing their still clean garments into their 'sarong', etc. everytime before prayer - even in mosques - that is why we have changing rooms in most Malaysian + Indonesian mosques);

(2) use a sajjada; at this point there might not be anymore dog hair remaining but you should still try to

(3) remove as much as humanly possible any dog hair from your body and clothes (and if there are still a small amount of impurities remaining that missed your notice after this point (even if they are visible), then the remaining impurities - since it is a great difficulty to remove all of it - are excused [maf'uw]).

Remember that dog hair when it is dry, is only impure in itself (i.e., its 'ayn) and it does not make other things impure. If after checking your clothing and your body and then you proceeded to pray but then later you find a few hairs remaining on you or on your clothing or on your immediate place of prayer, then your prayer is still valid.

This is because the remaining hair is considered to be athar najasa [traces of impurity] that are difficult to remove and these athar najasa are therefore excused, in the same way as when a small amount of blood for example, if found on you, is excused. (There is tafsil in this ruling. The original fiqh ruling is in fact, dog hair, even if a little (meaning even one hair) is not excused (due to the severity of this type of impurity, the Mughallaza), but in your very unique case ['udhr nadir; or literally, rare excuse], after taking all of the above necessary and other possible precautions that humans could, if dog hair are still found (and there is no more choice or way around it because it is beyond what humans are accustomed to bear), then this is considered a Darura [necessity], and necessity excuses one from the rule to the degree demanded by necessity.

Once considered a Darura situation, there are two positions in our school. The less-than-the-standard fiqhi position is one does not need to repeat the prayer: in this Darura situation (for which one is allowed to pray even in a state of Najasa (for dog hair is not maf'uw) and the prayer is valid and one does not sin), know that you will be following the alternative position [Qawl Marjuh] (which is actually the Qawl Qadim [the Early Position] of our Imam).

The alternative to following this alternative position (namely following the Qawl Azhar) would mean that you have to [Wajib] keep on repeating that same prayer until you stop discovering dog hair during the course of your prayer. Of course, this applies only when that dog hair discovered immediately after the prayer is, with yaqin, there during the course of the whole prayer.

If there is the slightest doubt or thought that the dog hair came about (such as being blown by the wind - hubub al-rih and the like) after the prayer is finished, or there is some delay in the discovery of that hair after the taslim or that it could still be some other hair, then there is no need to follow the weak position of our school, since there is no question of the validity of the prayer in the first place and the possibility of you continuously repeating your prayer does not arise.

There is a second way out of this dilemma (for which its legal basis ['illa] is in fact, an extension of that first position, but with the added difference that you repeat the prayer at a later time), and this is the more precautionary opinion, the Ihtiyat (and it is better to follow this one, since one will not in the end follow the alternative position, and our later Imams agree on this one and also, it is the way of Ihsan).

Again, if you find yourself in this Darura situation, then you can pray even in a state of Najasa, but you must [Wajib] make up the prayer (but not because that prayer was invalid) at a later time (when you are no longer in that Darura situation, such as when you depart from your mother's house to go the mosque or some other place), whereas the prayer performed while in Darura and during that rare excuse is what is known in our school as the Salat li-Hurma al-Waqt, or the prayer, however incomplete (its pre-conditions), is nevertheless performed in deference to the Prayer Time (in case that if you were to die before the repeat or i'ada of that prayer, then you will be free from any blame for missing that prayer).

(If you do this, then you have to be aware that you are praying the Salat li-Hurma al-Waqt and intending it as such during the niyya of that prayer--just like for the prayer performed in a place where there is normally water but you have to make Tayammum or the Fard Salat on the train and the like.)

Again, if there is the slightest doubt that it is not dog hair (ask yourself please, how can you be so sure that this is dog hair: could it not be from the sajjada perhaps)? I cannot make this more clearer than to say that as a rule, if there is the slightest doubt whether the hair is pure or impure, then it must be deemed pure because of al-Aslu 'Adamu.)

Since the washing machine is - as you say, with yaqin - contaminated by the Mughallaza, then it would be better for you to do the laundry at another place (for even if the other place is also contaminated with Mughallaza but you do not know of that fact and therefore have no yaqin knowledge of it). I know this is unusual but unfortunately even if you take the takhfif of ibdal and use soap, dog hair will still be around. And since you are certain that it is dog hair that remains in the machine, then it becomes Mughallaza every time it is moist and wet. Clearly if this is the case, there is great hardship. This is a good illustration of what I have said regarding the act of judging whether there is Mughallaza or not in the first place with yaqin, is the one that is going to make a difference between whether it is going to be 'easy' or not for you.

Now an equally good illustration of our scholars going at length to uphold the rule of judging things by its al-asl (and that originally it is pure) is that their immediate and automatic response upon seeing hair in the machine is they will not consider it dog hair with yaqin since there is the possibility that it may be some other animal hair or even human hair despite however unlikely (but not impossible) this might be; the point being: the possibility of it being non-Mughallaza exists. They will try to give every excuse that it is pure in the first place as in the case of the dog and the container. However, if you have already reached the state of certainty (presumably by inferring for example that the colour of the dog's fur is brown and you find brown hair in the machine even when you do not physically see the dog's brown hair going into the machine (technically, there is still room for doubt to arise here) and there is nothing we can do to change your mind about this, is there?) that it is dog hair, then you have to treat it as such (however, if you begin to doubt yourself, then this is an indication that it is not knowledge based on yaqin but zann which is, by definition, the element that you know is more or higher than the element you do not know (while for yaqin, there is no element that you do not know) - but if no doubt comes to you, then it is Mughallaza).

Well, it is your own personal ijtihad [i.e, the judgement or decision you make] in deciding whether the hair found is dog hair. In any case, doing your laundry at another place is still the safest option.

Now, if on the other hand, dog hair does not remain in the washing machine but dog hair and dog saliva for example, have contaminated your family's clothing after which they have washed it in the washing machine using soaps and detergents (and there are no traces of dog hair in the machine - as far as you are able to tell), then if you have to follow the ibdal position, the area affected by the impurity [mahall mutanajjis] becomes pure. It follows from this that the washing machine is also pure and is not contaminated by the Mughallaza.

Anyway, I can now see the hikma of why when we were children, we have always been discouraged by our teachers from investigating a matter further into hair-splitting detail for fear of finding some sabab or cause for great hardship. As the wisdom of the Prophetic Sunna goes: yasiru wa la-tu'asiru [when it is easy don't make it harder].

May this help, and only Allah and His Messenger know the best ruling.

Your poor brother

Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti
I don't know how much of the Koran or the Hadith deal with the topic of the accursed dog hair, but I managed to find the following, from the Hadith:
Bukhari vo. IV, nos. 539: "Narrated Abu Talha: The Prophet said, "Angels do not enter a house which has either a dog or a picture in it."

Muslim vol. I, no. 551: "When the dog licks the utensil, wash it even times and rub it with dirt the eighth time."
And, come to think of it, I don't know any Muslim veterinarians.

Recently, Jason provided me with a link about the new policy on pets in Saudi Arabia. Excerpt from an article which appeared in the September 11, 2006 edition of the New York Sun:
"Saudi Arabia's religious police, tasked with chiding women to cover themselves and ensuring men attend prayers, are turning to cats and dogs. The police have issued a decree banning the sale of the pets, seen as a sign of Western influence....

"Some conservatives have decried the trend as a Western influence, like the fast food, shorts, jeans, and pop music that have become more common in the kingdom, which is ruled by the puritanical Wahhabi interpretation of Islam...."
As far as I can discern, none of the animal-rights groups have issued a comment.

Maybe I should buy a Muslim prayer-rug to use as a welcome mat. I can get my neighbors to bring by their dogs to anoint the rug with some dog hair. That type of decor on my front porch will complement the various pig-ornaments I've put on display over the past several months.

65 Comments:

At 9/16/2006 7:45 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Bwahahahahaha! I'm so glad that G*D is more practical than that! Majoring on the minors and "death by minutia"!
Good morning, GOD bless and Maranatha!(And that includes the dogs and cats too!)

tmw

 
At 9/16/2006 7:48 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Mind boggling! And people wonder why these people live in the dark ages, and have contributed virtually nothing to the world in the past 500 years! Wonder no more!

When people spend their valuable time and energies worrying about such trivia, then is there any wonder thay have no time to make any contribution to the world?

Moreover, when there are laws for this and rules for that, how can anyone be creative? Creativity requires people to be free to think for themselves. The last thing they need is to be encumbered by all this ritualistic claptrap!

Further, if Allah's ego is so fragile that he doesn't accept anyone's prayers if he has a few dog's (or cat's) hairs on his person, then one has to ask oneself a serious question: Is Allah worth praying to?

 
At 9/16/2006 7:51 AM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

If only this kept them busy enough not to wage jihad!

Perhaps all airplane seats should be treated with dog hair. We can get rid of those long check-in lines. I’d also increase the use of dogs in border operations. Finally: dog hair in military interrogations of captured non-uniform agents.

 
At 9/16/2006 7:58 AM, Blogger Raven said...

LOL my dog doesn't shed. TOO BAD though.

 
At 9/16/2006 8:26 AM, Blogger Kender said...

So can we start collecting all of the dog hair from animal groomers and mix it with a glue solution and put it in one of those machines that blow stucco onto houses and go decorating mosques?

 
At 9/16/2006 8:32 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Kender- Bwahahahahaha!

tmw

 
At 9/16/2006 8:40 AM, Blogger Cubed © said...

AOW,

Thanks for republishing the Great Dog Hair Dilemma." I just about collapsed in laughter when I first saw the advice - and they were actually serious!

I saw one on the "Rules to Cut Your Fingernails By" too, and it was every bit as - well - "helpful." I haven't been able to find it again (maybe it embarrassed even them?), but I promise, if I ever do, you all will be the first to know! It involved things like how often to carry out the procedure (!), the proper day to carry out the procedure (!), which finger comes first (!), which direction the cut should take (!), etc. ad nauseam.

Well, inasmuch as they are forbidden to ask questions about the validity of their system, it stands to reason - well, maybe not reason - that they should fill their time with SOMETHING! Between dealing with important issues like dog hair, nail cutting, and blowing people up, they don't have time for trivia such as doing the kinds of things that win Nobel Prizes.

It's of interest to note that while 20% of the world's population is Muslim, they have won only seven (7) Nobel Prizes, two of which were the PC "Peace Prize," and one of those was awarded to the terrorist Arafat. On the other hand, their arch enemies, the Jews, constitute only 0.02% of the world's population, yet they have won 115 Nobel Prizes; throw in the rest of the infidels who have won, and the Islam/Infidel ratio of the Nobel Prizes as a measure of productive intellectual activity becomes even more pronounced.

And don't forget the Fields Prize (the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, for which there is no award in the Nobel system); it's the same ol' story.

But hey, what could possibly be more important than dog hair on your clothes?

If they didn't have bombs and stuff, they would really be funny!

 
At 9/16/2006 9:21 AM, Blogger nanc said...

i love this! and it was posted on my birthday last year - i was much younger then...

i must go wash my neighbor's utensils with dirt.

 
At 9/16/2006 9:31 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I wonder what would happen if the dirt was stepped on by a dog, much less than "used" by one? :snicker:

tmw

 
At 9/16/2006 9:43 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
i must go wash my neighbor's utensils with dirt.

TMW,
I wonder what would happen if the dirt was stepped on by a dog, much less than "used" by one?

Bwahahahaha to both!

Mark,
if Allah's ego is so fragile that he doesn't accept anyone's prayers if he has a few dog's (or cat's) hairs on his person, then one has to ask oneself a serious question: Is Allah worth praying to?

Allah must also be a quite powerless god since he has to rely upon his followers so much. Puts me in mind of the Canaanites' Baal.

Jason,
Perhaps all airplane seats should be treated with dog hair.

No Islamic fundamentalists would dare fly on those planes.

Raven,
LOL my dog doesn't shed. TOO BAD though.

Maybe a neighbor's dog can provide you with the requisite hair.

Kender,
So can we start collecting all of the dog hair from animal groomers and mix it with a glue solution and put it in one of those machines that blow stucco onto houses and go decorating mosques?

Or mix the dog-hair with pork renderings.

Cubed,
I wasn't aware of the taboo on fingernails. So many rituals! Sounds like a cult to me.

 
At 9/16/2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Obob said...

I have a t-shirt I got from my dad, the front of it says
"I love my German Sheperd." The back has a picture of Pope Benny. I may wear more often now. Plus he pissed them off the other day.

 
At 9/16/2006 9:45 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

O Bob,
Have you heard that the Pope has apologized? Smells like dhimmitude.

 
At 9/16/2006 9:45 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

O Bob,
Addendum: Oriana Fallaci's body is barely cold. That makes the Pope's apology even worse, IMO.

 
At 9/16/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

When I find time, I'll have to type in here about my dog-hair adventure at the bank. It's quite a tale--and all true. Guaranteed to make you smile! :)

 
At 9/16/2006 11:02 AM, Blogger Pastorius said...

LMAOROTF!

 
At 9/16/2006 1:09 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

This is funny as hell,
My golden sheds so much it gets all over my house and truck.
I guess my house is safe from terrorists, I mean mooslams.

 
At 9/16/2006 2:13 PM, Anonymous religion of pieces said...

Perhaps Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is contagious.

Or maybe the progeny end up like this after 50 generations of cousin-marriage.

 
At 9/16/2006 2:54 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pastorius,
I DO have "another side." Hehehe.

Michael,
Offhand, I'd say that a Golden is quite a deterrent.

ROP,
Inbreeding takes a toll. Just look at the Hapsburgs.

Many Islamic rituals lead to and reinforce OC.

 
At 9/16/2006 2:55 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

I wonder what the Koran says about Ducks? Ducks seem to leave behind messes wherever they go like Marxists. hmmmmmm

 
At 9/16/2006 3:26 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

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At 9/16/2006 3:26 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beak,
LOL. But, you know, taquiyya is okay, so maybe the Koran approves of Ducks.

 
At 9/16/2006 3:28 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

Well, this is about the most absurd thing I think I've ever heard. These people are nuts, but let's use it to our advantage, shall we?

Let's shave all the dogs in the U.S., load the hairs onto planes in large bags, fly over the middle east, slit the bags and dump the dog hair. That should keep them too busy to fight... at least for a while!

 
At 9/16/2006 3:32 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Gayle,
Works for me!

Shall we start with Mecca?

 
At 9/16/2006 3:48 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

AOW,

The Pope apologised for the upset caused to Muslims. He did NOT recant ANYTHING he said. A fine difference, but, a difference.

Also, I still believe we need dogs at every public transportation entrance and building entrance sniffing people for BOMBS and other illegal items!!!

For entrance you MUST allow the dog to sniff your crotch!

If the dog refuses to approach you it should be defato requirement for a full strip and orifice search!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 9/16/2006 4:12 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

KuhnKat,
I know about the fine line you mentioned. But I read the "full text" of the Pope's statement online, and it had too much "interfaith" in it, IMO. I think that I found the full text at BBC.

I'm all for bomb-sniffing dogs and in the context you mentioned. Of course, the ACLU would object. **snerk**

 
At 9/16/2006 4:22 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

As I promised, now that my high-speed connection has been restored, here is the story I mentioned earlier....

My Bank Adventure

One day last spring, I went to the bank to make a deposit. Also in line was a man with his little dog; ordinarily, dogs aren't allowed inside the bank lobby, but it was a very warm day and the man's transaction couldn't be conducted at the drive-up.

Behind the teller counter were two Muslim tellers, one wearing a hijab. I made a big deal over the cute little dog and petted the dog with enthusiasm. Then I handed my transaction to the teller, who had been watching my every move.

Everything froze for a beat. Then Amina--yes, her name--gingerly reached forward and took my transaction with the tips of her fingers. I smiled and said, "Don't you just love that little dog?" No response, of course.

My transaction was completed with more than the usual haste. Amina was not smiling.

As I was walking out the bank's doors, I turned back to see that Amina had closed her window and was walking swiftly to the lobby desk, where the ladies' room key is kept. With the restroom key in hand, she exited the bank right behind me and rushed down the hallway to the ladies' room.

 
At 9/16/2006 4:33 PM, Anonymous religion of pieces said...

kuhnkat said.....
If the dog refuses to approach you it should be defato requirement for a full strip and orifice search!

RoP: Using rubber gloves lubricated with bacon fat.

 
At 9/16/2006 4:34 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

AoW- Bwahahahaha! I love it! I have a Belgian Shephard mix and he sheds, then he sheds, then he sheds somemore! If I don't keep up with it, I'd be ankle deep in BLACK dog hair! Hmmmmmmm...I'll keep that in mind! LOL!
KuhnKat- The crotch sniffing dogs would be a riot, just think if you had a couple of pot-bellied pigs to back them up? May cause the cancillation of terrorist activities on planes, especially(evil laughter) the piggies went along!

tmw

 
At 9/16/2006 4:55 PM, Blogger Cubed © said...

AOW,

THAT is HYSTERICAL!!!

Hmmm... Are you sure that the PC crowd won't condemn you for some sort of anti-Islamic act of terrorism?

Oh, what a wonderful suggestion! We can absolutely freak 'em out with that sort of thing! What a great idea!

Hey, listen, collect dog hair, enclose it in an envelope, and send it to any Muslim whose address you know (maybe start with CAIR's offices...).

Re: The Pope's not-quite-an-apology, the problem is, the Muslims will see it as an apology, no matter what the truth is. This is not good behavior modification; as Dr. Phil says, "We teach people how to treat us," and we - or at least the PC crowd - has been teaching the Muslims that we will not oppose their progress towards their goal of a world-wide caliphate.

Every time someone does something like that, they feel ever more "invincible." That's stupid, of course, because they are very, very "vincible."

So long as they believe they will never be opposed by us, they will continue with their efforts to destroy us.

Pretty soon, Iran and Ahmadinejad and the mullahs will have a nuclear weapon (if they don't already), and Pakistan's already compromised leader will be gone.

What then?

I don't believe for a minute, despite the very slow learning curve of Our Leaders that most common-sense Americans (and other Westerners, despite everything) are willing to throw themselves on the altar of Political Correctness.

There will be a war, with dead people, because it is too late for the Irshad Manjis of the world to influence the course of history.

Be prepared.

 
At 9/16/2006 5:59 PM, Blogger Eleanor © said...

AOW - I agree. To keep Muslims Islamic, the clerics had to find ways to keep every thought, word and deed atuned to what is and isn't Islamic and how to maintain Muslim purity. It must take an enormous amount of mental and physical energy to go through such a rigamarole during every waking moment!

Another idea - I have several dogs and could contribute quite a bit of hair as well as "contaminated" clothing and other textiles if we wanted to creat a "dog bomb" or something along that line. I'm sure that every dog lover, shelter, breeder, owner has plenty of material that could be donated. (What a way to get rid of that pesky hair! Ha-ha)

 
At 9/16/2006 6:02 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW,

Allah is Baal.

 
At 9/16/2006 6:06 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Eleanor- With such a worthy cause, I'm sure Americans would fall to with a good will! :snicker: Incentive to collect all that dog fur, we'd have the cleanest houses!LOL!

tmw

 
At 9/16/2006 6:20 PM, Anonymous religion of pieces said...

Attention all patriotic UK bloggers.

The Pope's comments have lifted the lid on the forces of treason, sedition, corruption and subversion within the House of Lords. See

http://uppompeii.blogspot.com/2006/09/muslim-labour-peer-demands-apology.html

 
At 9/16/2006 6:28 PM, Blogger Raven said...

LOL yes- my neighbors dog could provide me with enough shedding material to keep the Islamfreaks away...heck yeah.

 
At 9/16/2006 6:54 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW, Eleanor, & Raven,
We could indeed purge our houses and entire communities of dog hair.

 
At 9/16/2006 7:01 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Eleanor,
To keep Muslims Islamic, the clerics had to find ways to keep every thought, word and deed atuned to what is and isn't Islamic...

From its inception, Islam has all about control. Religious totalitarianism.

Mindless following of ritual seals the cult followers to unity. Mustn't let them think for themselves or they might leave the cult.

Mr. Beamish,
Allah is Baal.

Yup, yup. The more things "change," the more they remain the same.

Cubed,
I knew that you'd appreciate "My Bank Adventure." Every word is true.

Are you sure that the PC crowd won't condemn you for some sort of anti-Islamic act of terrorism?

I would, of course, plead ignorance. Just enjoying an adorable dog. LOL.

Hey, listen, collect dog hair, enclose it in an envelope, and send it to any Muslim whose address you know (maybe start with CAIR's offices...).

What a wonderful idea! My house is full of CAT hair, but I have lots of access to friends with loads of dog hair. We need a national campaign for this!

Re: The Pope's not-quite-an-apology, the problem is, the Muslims will see it as an apology, no matter what the truth is....

Every time someone does something like that, they feel ever more "invincible."...

So long as they believe they will never be opposed by us, they will continue with their efforts to destroy us.


Anything which even HINTS of dhimmitude must stop. NOW! In fact, as a civilization, we're way behind the curve on this.

TMW,
Piggies on planes? Will some of my porch ornaments do? Hmmmmm....

ROP,
I just followed that link you provided. Lovely, isn't it? Especially if one combines that info with the earlier story about lifting the protection for Rushdie.

 
At 9/16/2006 7:21 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

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At 9/16/2006 7:42 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Missing Link,
I saw that article some time back, but couldn't find it to link with. Takes a strong stomach to look at those photos.

Where are PETA and the ASPCA???

 
At 9/16/2006 7:54 PM, Anonymous Mustang said...

I would imagine they aren't very much into pot belly pigs then, either. BTW -- did you note that those who advocate the religion of peace are rioting and burning Christian churches since the Pope READ from an ancient text?

 
At 9/16/2006 8:02 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mustang,
I've read that Muslims in Turkey have objected to Piglet. Piglet? A cartoon pig! Well, there was the cartoonifada over the Danish cartoons, so I shouldn't be surprised.

Beak has posted a good essay about the recent Muslim rage. First paragraph from "Muslims upset, is this news":

Members of the religion of peace seem to be in a near perpetual state of rage. If it is not the Pope's comments than it is some cartoons. If it is not some cartoon we can rail about Israel's mere existance on land muslims colonized. If Israel disappeared well they can cry about the Crusades....

 
At 9/16/2006 8:08 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Absolutely incredible!!!

No wonder they are so angry all the time!

I've got cats, not dogs....wonder if I could pass their hair off as dog hair?

 
At 9/16/2006 9:02 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Tom,
Having pets helps one to control both anger and blood pressure. Proven facts.

What matters is not whether or not it's canine or feline hair, but how the hair is perceived by Muslims. Hehehe.

 
At 9/17/2006 12:15 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

they're worried about dog hair????!!!!!

I wonder if Dr. Pino has one? I smell a Christmas gift coming his way.

 
At 9/17/2006 11:04 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Good Garsh AOW..absolutely nuttin surprises me anymore...great reporting!..lol :)

 
At 9/17/2006 5:16 PM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Hmm, imagine that. They sweat cumin and curry by the boatload, and they worry about dog hair?

Maybe we can mail packets of dog hair to CAIR HQ in DC?

 
At 9/17/2006 7:21 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

This post brings another Terrorist block to mind.

How about all the seating material in the airports, aircraft, and all other public transport be made out of Pigskin and woven Dog Hair!!

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 9/17/2006 8:26 PM, Blogger nanc said...

anybody for some hair of the dog that bit cha?

bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! sorry - couldn't resist!

 
At 9/18/2006 10:50 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

It's time to renew Sirius worship of the "Dog Star"...for the fox fears the dog.

 
At 9/18/2006 10:53 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

...and Arabs fear the scorching summer sun.

 
At 9/19/2006 9:15 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

The perfect gift for your Muslim 'friend'...

Seriously, I can't even believe that someone would hassle themselves with such ridiculous nonsense.

And speaking of duck being halal, we haven't heard much from the Duck lately, have we?

 
At 9/19/2006 9:50 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Oh, about this guy's 'problem' with the dog hair... Barring the obvious solution of rejecting Islam and regaining his sanity...

He could try growing up and NOT doing his laundry at his mom's house! And did I read that he takes his whole family there?

Ugh.

What a jerk, making your mom lock up her dog, and vacuum every single day. But hey, Islam has standards, huh? *snicker*

 
At 9/19/2006 10:51 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Brooke- Well you know his mom is "just" a woman, so inconviencing her is no big deal! And since the dog is najis, he's "respecting" her by not killing it in a nasty manner! Don'tcha know nothin? If I was mom, I'd "suggest" they pay for a motel room and only come over for 2 hours at a time!

tmw

 
At 9/19/2006 2:27 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

TMW,

how about telling them to wear NBC environmental suits when visiting??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 9/19/2006 4:31 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
How did you find that link? Excerpt:

Imagine the warmth and luxury of a fur hat. A hat made with humanely obtained fur from your very own dog!...

Just imagine the many possibilities and the, um, gifts an infidel can bestow on a Muslim!

 
At 9/19/2006 9:35 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I saw it on Animal Planet. HEH.

 
At 9/20/2006 8:04 PM, Anonymous Sharon Levy said...

Do you guys not realize that Jewish Talmudic purificatory rituals are also a lot similar to Muslim rituals about pigs etc? Some of your comments are bodering on anti-semitic attitudes here. Be careful!

 
At 9/20/2006 8:09 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Purification rituals are one thing; OC is another.

 
At 9/20/2006 10:24 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Sharon Levy,

I think nanc had a post on OC recently!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 9/21/2006 6:18 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

KuhnKat,
Obsessive attention to details.

Cubed mentioned that there is even a fingernails-cutting protocol. A devout Muslim has every aspect of his life controlled. It's absurd, of course. But what that control does to the thinking processes reaps a terrible harvest. I don't think the West yet understands that harvest as we try to apply our logic to what is simply not logical.

 
At 9/22/2006 10:17 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Sharon Levy,

it occurred to me that my last post was rather incomplete.

The idea that the OC like activities of a devout Muslim who is required to repeat basically useless acts in infinite detail to mind numbing repetitions is not at all comparable to the requirements I have read in the Bible.

Every stricture and requirement, especially about food preparation has been found to be exceedingly well founded in relation to cleanliness and general health.

Though all PROGRESSIVES will argue with it, the strictures on sex, marriage, homo activity... are also well founded relative to the health of the individual, group, and overall society.

Again, there is no conceivable comparison between keeping kosher and Islam.

 
At 9/25/2006 8:49 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

...it's called "mind control". It trains 'em to do all things Mo's way, and if they don't know Mo's way, to ask their local imam to define Mo's way for them.

 
At 9/25/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
Too many local imams are under the sway of Wahhabism. And our oil dollars fund Wahhabism, at least to a certain extent.

Of course, relying on the local imam gives that imam power. Human nature all too often seeks to abuse that power. Michener obliquely addressed that issue in his book Caravans. Michener was not "Islamophobic," but he did conduct extensive research in Afghanistan before writing his novel.

The imams' seeking more and more power has a long tradition in Islam. Could that be why there is no one "grand imam"?

 
At 9/25/2006 8:44 PM, Blogger Cubed © said...

Sharon Levy,

"Do you guys not realize that Jewish Talmudic purificatory rituals are also a lot similar to Muslim rituals about pigs etc?"

Yeah. . . And your point is. . .?

"Some of your comments are bodering on anti-semitic attitudes here."

SURELY you jest, Sharon! PLEASE tell me you're KIDDING! Or at least, tell me you're a Muslim. . . Despite the name you use, I can't believe you are Jewish.

"Be careful!"

Be careful of WHAT?

I will sacrifice NONE of my freedoms, including my freedom to express my opinion, on the alter of Political Correctness!

Am I ridiculing a concern which preoccupies an otherwise intelligent people to the point where they can hardly BREATHE, and which thus displaces the kind of thinking that would permit them to join the rest of the human race (including their cousins, the Jews)?

Should I worry about the possibility of a riot by Muslims who (unlike their highly intellectually mature Jewish cousins), are emotionally arrested at the level of two-year-olds?

Should I worry about having my head cut off?

Should I worry that some Muslim will put an IED at the side of my driveway?

Tell me, Sharon, what should I be careful of?

The greatest concern I have in the whole wide world is to be free to live like a rational human being, a freedom that is systematically denied to Muslims.

 
At 9/28/2006 5:49 PM, Blogger benning said...

Used to be that Americans saved fat from cooking, tin foil, old tires and so on for the War Effort. That was during WWII. So why not push for a Dog Hair Collection? We can gather immense bundles of the stuff, fly them over Iran, and drop 'em!

Do it until they surrender!

"This fluff's for you, Achmed!"

 
At 10/01/2006 1:58 AM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

benning,

it has been clinically proven that dogs help lower the pet owners blood pressure. As the Muzzies seem to be getting their skirts in a knot regularly we should do something to help them keep their blood pressure down.

I say let's take all the poor homeless dogs that would be euthanised otherwise and GIFT the muzzies all over the world!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

A Mut for a Muzzie. A pack for a Mosque!! Let's help them to be healthier!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

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