June 27, 2008, - 3:28 pm
Which is True– Weight Watchers No Longer Allowed to Target Fat People . . . Or Explosives-Sniffing Dogs No Longer Allowed to Go Near Muslims?
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE, 06/29/08: Tough luck, Muslims. Despite your endless whining, dogs will sniff you, anyway (if the ideological stench doesn’t kill ‘em). ****
Now, that wasn’t hard, was it? Weight Watchers franchise owners can breathe a sigh of relief. They can still go after obesity.
But in Britain, Muslims–the higher beings of the universe, in addition to being card-carrying members of the “Religion of Peace”–are immune from the very security aimed at protecting all people (fat or otherwise) from their deadly devices:
POLICE sniffer dogs trained to spot terrorists at railway stations may no longer come into contact with Muslim passengers – after complaints that it is against the suspects’ religion.
A report for the Transport Department has raised the prospect that the animals should only touch passengers’ luggage because it is considered “more acceptable”.
In the Muslim faith, dogs are deemed to be spiritually “unclean”. But banning them from touching passengers would severely restrict their ability to do their job.
The report follows trials of station security measures in the wake of the 2005 London suicide bomb attacks. In one trial, some female Muslims said the use of a body scanner was also unacceptable because it was tantamount to being forced to strip. [DS: How 'bout being forced to leave Britain?] . . .
The report concluded: “The use of sniffer dogs was generally problem¬?atic for Muslim respondents on rel¬?igious grounds if there was the potential for the dog to make direct contact with them.” . . .
Massoud Shadjareh, chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Com¬?mission, said even dogs touching baggage would be an issue for a Muslim preparing to pray. But he stressed that it should be easy to allow dogs to check passengers without physical contact.
“There is a way of dealing with this and we just need to be sensitive,” he said.
We’ve been waaaay too sensitive already to these people.
Anyway, I’m upset about this because I heard that it’s considered unclean for the dogs when they touch Muslims. And I think–in the interest of animal rights–we need to be sensitive to the dogs’ rights about not having to go near Muslims. Isn’t that animal abuse?
Where’s People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) when you need them?
Yet another example how Greater Barbaria demands the civilized West accommodate them and not the other way around. It’ll be the death of us.