For centuries, dogs have been described as “man’s best friend.” But that is not the case for many Muslims today who continue to kill and torture dogs in the name of Allah.
It has also been reported throughout the western world that Muslims working as taxi or bus drivers will not allow any canines – including seeing-eye dogs – on their vehicles.
As it turns out , Muslims’ hatred of dogs goes back 1400 years to the conquest by Mohammed’s armies of the Sassanian Empire.
A hadith from Sahih Muslim vividly convey Muhammad’s murderous hatred of dogs:
Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert. (Sahih Muslim 3811)
Dogs are to be killed, according to Muhammad, with the only exception made for those that are used for hunting or to guard a herd of cattle.
The conquest by the Muslim Arabs of the Sasanian Empire (Persia) in 651 AD made them masters of the Persian Zoroastrians. Because the Zoroastrians revered dogs, Muslims wanted to clearly distinguish themselves from the inferior Zoroastrian infidels by treating dogs with contempt and even hatred.
Mary Boyce, a scholar of the Zoroastrians, wrote about her observations while living with Muslims in the 1960’s. She described a young Muslim girl “standing over a litter of two-week old puppies, and suddenly kicking one as hard as she could with her shod foot, while the puppy screamed with pain.”
Boyce also told of a “litter of puppies cut to pieces with a spade-edge, and a dog’s head laid open with the same implement; and occasionally the air was made hideous with the cries of some tormented animal.”
Today, Muslims continue to despise dogs, and torture and kill them with impunity in accordance with Muhammad’s orders.
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