A cute picture of a police puppy in training outraged Muslims in Scotland who consider dogs to be religiously ‘unclean’. Cards with the picture of the puppy were sent out to publicize the new ‘non-emergency’ police phone number. A Tayside Police spokesman said about the promotion:

“Trainee police dog Rebel has proved extremely popular with children and adults since being introduced to the public, aged six weeks old, as Tayside Police’s newest canine recruit.

‘His incredible world-wide popularity – he has attracted record visitor numbers to our website – led us to believe Rebel could play a starring role in the promotion of our non-emergency number.”

Response: Leave it to the Muslims to be outraged and offended by a cute puppy. Cartoons, teddy bears, piggy banks, and now puppies. Is it too much to hope that Muslims might consider that others view things different than they? Must everyone else in the world change and accommodate their Islamic non-sensibilities?            

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