MULLAHS ARE BARKING MAD
Tehran’s police chief, Brig. Gen. Hossein Rahimi, announced that the judiciary had banned walking dogs in public. For good measure, the court also banned having dogs in cars. In Islam, dogs are considered “najes,” or impure…
Dogs “create fear and anxiety” when they are seen in public, General Rahimi said…
Hamidreza Taraghi, a hard-line politician, said in an interview, “Religiously speaking, wherever a dog sits or walks, we cannot pray.”
Is this a sign of a public that’s drifting away from hardline Islam?
The number of dogs — and cats, though they are more acceptable under Islam — is growing rapidly, if a recent explosion in pet clinics in Tehran is any measure.
Two decades ago the only place to take a pet for treatment was Tehran University, which ran a clinic staffed by veterinarians in training. Now, there are dozens of pet clinics.