Islam's Forbidden Dogs: Coming Soon to a Country Near You

“…Islamic beliefs cherished by the vast majority of traditional Iranians consider dogs as “najis,” or unclean.”

Posted by tim at June 25, 2013 11:49 AM

Yesterday I put up a quote from Mary Oliver : "I believe in kindness. Also, in mischief." Jewel asked me what kind of mischief. I told her I thought that liberty minded people are just naturally mischievous. We were born before PC, and we got a taste of real liberty.

Posted by Leslie at June 25, 2013 4:01 PM

Better to be a good person than a nice person.

Posted by Mikey NTH at June 25, 2013 4:43 PM

I aim to misbehave.

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at June 25, 2013 7:02 PM

I'm not sure that keeping a dog is merely based on a "middle class scattered across Iran with a keen interest on imitating Western culture." Dogs were very highly esteemed by the ancient Persians, and still hold a very interesting position in Zoroastrian culture (See Mary Boyce's delightful "A Persian Stronghold of Zoroastrianism.") I might also mention the early Arabic-lanugage book by the Persian author Muhammad Ibn Khalaf Ibn Al-Marzuban, "The Book of the Superiority of Dogs Over Many of Those Who Wear Clothes."

Posted by Punditarian at June 26, 2013 2:22 AM

What the hell are you talking about?
The very same liberal fascists who are now running things are precisely the ones who emphasized letting their freak flag fly, beginning in the 60's. So, yes, in America at least, you will always be free to show your hair and your tattooes and because in the West to be a freak is to be anti-middle class (bourgeois). And we will trade away all our other freedoms just so long as they leave us our right to sex drugs and rock n' roll.

Posted by anonymous at July 7, 2013 12:20 PM

There's this difficult concept and tone. It is known in the trade as "irony." Study on this concept that you might here the bell when it is sounded.

Posted by vanderleun at July 7, 2013 12:41 PM

Soylent Green is People!!!!!!

Posted by Adam at July 15, 2013 5:36 PM