Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Scottish Police Advertisement Offends Tolerant muslims

-muslims outraged at police advert featuring puppy sitting in policeman’s hat

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.

The advertisement 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.

‘It was probably a waste of resources going to these communities. ‘They (the police) should have understood. Since then, the police have explained that it was an oversight on their part, and that if they’d seen it was going to cause upset they wouldn’t have done it.’

Councillor Asif, who is a member of the Tayside Joint Police Board, said that the force had a diversity adviser and was generally very aware of such issues.

*We've known that dogs, pigs, and women, are considered dirty to the hadjis. So, pictures of dogs are now considered dirty as well, therefore offensive?! I don't think the muslim bomb-making manual mentions pictures and postcards of dogs in it. They just make this crap up as they go along. I'm guessing they would have preferred a goat or a young boy on the postcard.


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