What is it with Middle Eastern religious fascists and their desire to physically abuse and torture the most defenceless members of society?
Tehran, 19 Feb.(AKI) – A 70-year-old man has been sentenced by an Iranian judge to four months in jail and 30 lashes for going out on the street with his dog.
The incident took place in Shahr Rey, a suburb of Tehran when the owner of the dog was caught by a police who quickly handcuffed the man. He was later charged by an Islamic judge for “disturbing the public order”.
The sentence, seems to want to panic the owners of dogs that despite repeated warnings by the police, continue to defy the authorities by taking their dogs outside their homes.
And it’s not just because according to certain interpretations, dogs are ‘unclean’. In Saudi Arabia, even cats are banned. Never mind that their own prophet, whom they are called to emulate, loved cats as much as any Icanhascheezburger reader does.
Rowan Williams, is this really the kind of culture you wish all of once-Great Britain to accomodate and adopt?
Love - especially the selfless, genuine, unpresuming kind that companion animals will give – is a totally alien concept to such heartless and selfish men, which is why they demonize it so.