See this cute little puppy here?
Apparently it’s the latest source of Muslim outrage. No, I’m not joking:
A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman’s hat advertising a Scottish police force’s new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims.
Tayside Police’s new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community.
The choice of image on the Tayside Police cards – a black dog sitting in a police officer’s hat – has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine.
If you’re anything like me I’m sure your first thought is: What the fuck? You might think that there’s got to be a rational and sensible explanation for this. You’d be wrong:
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.
Dundee councillor Mohammed Asif said: ‘My concern was that it’s not welcomed by all communities, with the dog on the cards.
So far there’s been no reports of rioting over the advert, but I imagine it’s only a matter of time as word spreads of this horrible offense. The police have handled the situation better than I would have, I would’ve laughed the first time they told me they were offended by the dog, saying:
‘Trainee police dog Rebel has proved extremely popular with children and adults since being introduced to the public, aged six weeks old, as Tayside Police’s newest canine recruit.
‘His incredible world-wide popularity – he has attracted record visitor numbers to our website – led us to believe Rebel could play a starring role in the promotion of our non-emergency number.
‘We did not seek advice from the force’s diversity adviser prior to publishing and distributing the postcards. That was an oversight and we apologise for any offence caused.’
Give me a fucking break. Just more proof that many Muslims are just as irrational and delusional, if not more so, as many Christians.
Update: As requested, DOF graces us with the following:
Awww! He’s so cute!