Scotland: Muslims upset about dog in police advert

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.



Tayside Police caused uproar in the Muslim community after they released this advertisement featuring police puppy rebel sitting in a hat



The advert 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.'



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Source: Daily Mail (English)

10 comments:

bogsidebunny said...

The police apologised?

What a bunch of Allah whipped wimps!

The Police should have made a public statement: Muslims don't like Scottish customs then bugger of back to your stone-age countries. And drag you wives abck by the burqua as well!

What the heck happen to the Scotch Robert the Bruce attitudes?

I know they don't sport knickers under their kilts. Maybe that's why their cojunes were an easy target for the Muslims to cut off!

bogsidebunny said...

I just had a great idea.

The police should bin the doggie and replace it with a PIG! (HEH)

Andrew said...

99.03% of the population of Scotland (i.e. the non-Muslim population) don't have an irrational problem with dogs, so the correct response from the police would be, 'Sorry, your opinions are both insane and statistically irrelevant, now stop tying up the line or we'll come and arrest you for wasting police time.'

Michael said...

Postcards are made of paper, right? A sane person would just cut the thing in half and toss the side with the photo of the (shudder) puppy. Maybe paste over the filthy mutt with a picture of some fine camel flesh. ;o)

So much easier and faster than bothering the police about it-- especially now that it's already printed and mailed!

But of course this particular postcard isn't the real issue. . .

Lee said...

Thing is though this postcard - what ritual is it used in?
Oh wait - so it's not used in a ritual so whether it's ritually unclean is a moot point.

I wish they'd just fuck off.

We don't have these kind of problems with Jews/Hindus/Sikhs/Buddhist's or whatever - they just get on with it.

de KH-redactie said...

Honest, I rather like dogs than muslims. Ok?

WH USA said...

Before long all you in merry ole England will be wearing burquas. You have cowered to the Muslims for far too long. Changing street signs in "their" neighborhoods to arabic is ludicrous! If they want to live in England/Scotland/Europe they should assimilate themselves to the culture and not impose their stone age non sense on others.

Aleyrac said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Are all you European governments INSANE?? Who the hell CARES what the Muslims think? Who the hell CARES if they are offended? You are in the process of creating a disastrous situation with the Muslims when you give in to crap like this. I WISH I had been on the other end of the phone when one of them called to complain. And yes, I WAY prefer dogs.

Beema said...

It's our rotten government in England and the conservatives and the liberals who are all playing to the islamic audience quite simply because the problem with muslims is out of hand and the governments are running scared in case the lid blows off across europe. Black dogs in islam represent the devil so make sure your next pet is a black dog - safety first. Seems the police got it right then. We in Europe must back to the hilt our new pro right parties including the BNP because they obviously see what problems we are facing and WILL do something about but they are going to need our full support and we should not run scared of being called facist and forget the pc crap as the future of Europe is seriously at stake.

Black dog lover said...

they must be mad, literally mad to listen to complaints from something that wasn't intended to insult. It seems to me they want to moan at anything that isn't islamic. Im sorry but this is Scotland and we will not let this place turn in 2 another England not if we all stick together! And i love black dogs they are angels not devils!!