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Muslim friends won't visit

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in response to reader comment: True Reason Why Muslims Dislike Dogs

Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Feb 22, 2008 at 21:56

My work has taken me to Kuwait, Egypt, and Pakistan (as far as Islamic countries go). They've all let my dog right off the plane every time, not even checking his vet records for shots. I've made good friends with some Muslims in each country (though many Muslims spit on the ground in a particularly forceful way when they see me, a Euro-looking man they assume to be an infidel...even more often when they see me walking my dog, a small 15 pound little fella...making a point of their spitting action).

But among my Muslim friends who often invite me to their homes and out for coffees and lunches, I can't get any to visit me in my home. Why? When I've asked I've been told a matter of factly by a couple of honest Muslims it's because of my dog. Not that they're afraid of an old and little dog, but because, I highly get the impression, they think my house is automatically filthy that I have a dog living in their with me, and I can sense they think it's disgusting. And these are "moderate" Muslims who'd have an infidel for a friend. Imagine the hardcores and Salafi-types who make a point of spitting forcefully on the ground when the see me, or any other infidel in their country.


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