2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Saudis and dogs

Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law

Submitted by bernard (United States), Feb 20, 2008 at 20:11

A former neighbor, of obviously British descent and not any kind of Muslim, spent some profitable years working under the restraints of Saudi Arabia. He acquired there a Saluki bitch who returned to the States with him in the late '80s. As a fellow dog-lover, I asked about dogs in the Kingdom. He was unhappy about their derogation and even abuse of a native dog like the Saluki and the insistence of the rich on importing breeds like the more effete varieties of French poodle.

But then, as we know from their alcoholism, Sharia laws are not observed by the rich and powerful but, as the late Mme Helmsley would have it, by "the little people." And you are entirely correct that these spurious and cynical observances of "the law" are attempts at control of the dhimmis and must be resisted. If these devout Muslims want to lead ritually pure lives, let them find some desirable Islamic country to which to migrate. I'm sure there must be at least one such. Mustn't there?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Saudis and dogs by bernard

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)