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Dogs and the Arabs

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Feb 22, 2008 at 13:56

Hi, dhimmi-no-more:

You write :

How do they solve the theological problem involved e.g. in observing lailat al-qadr? Angels don't enter houses where dogs are kept and so can't technically take and transfer the pareyers of the faithful to Allah, can they? How do they treat dogs during ramadhan? Do they also go fasting with their masters and eat halal food ?

Besides such family dogs a friend of mine who had spent a few years in Libya during the time when Poland had had "good" relation with the Arab world, told me he had seen plenty of stray dogs roaming around cities. He also wintessed a regular dog hunt in which dogs were encircled and killed with machine gun fire , mainly by recruits to accustom them to blood and suffering.

I can remember a narrative about Ottoman Constantinople where it was stressed that stray dogs also were very common. They formed packs and roamed in the streets.

How would you interpret that?


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