Hat tip, Sounder.
Man's best friend is no friend to many Muslims. The List has featured dogs often in the complaints of Muslims attempting to establish sharia in the West. Even guide dogs for the sight impaired and disabled are rejected by strict Islamists. In this case, the rejection of dogs will eventually lead to death by suicide bomber. Bringing bombs aboard public transportation on one's person has been quite deadly in the recent past, and sniffer dogs are the best method of early detection. Now that the Brits have had a few years to forget about 7/7, it's time to start breaking down the defenses of the soft targets.
POLICE sniffer dogs trained to spot terrorists at railway stations may no longer come into contact with Muslim passengers – after complaints that it is against the suspects’ religion.
A report for the Transport Department has raised the prospect that the animals should only touch passengers’ luggage because it is considered “more acceptable”.
In the Muslim faith, dogs are deemed to be spiritually “unclean”. But banning them from touching passengers would severely restrict their ability to do their job.
The report follows trials of station security measures in the wake of the 2005 London suicide bomb attacks. In one trial, some female Muslims said the use of a body scanner was also unacceptable because it was tantamount to being forced to strip.
British Transport Police last night insisted it would still use sniffer dogs – which are trained to detect explosives – with any passengers regardless of faith, but handlers would remain aware of “cultural sensitivities”.
Critics said the complaints were just the latest example of minority religions trying to force their rules and morals on British society.
In a secular society, yes.
Tory MP Philip Davies said: “As far as I am concerned, everyone should be treated equally in the face of the law and we cannot have people of different religious groups laying the law down. I hope the police will go about their business as they would do normally.” Read more.
I hope the police do their jobs normally as well. Public safety is their duty, not religious sensitivity, and in this case, one is attempting to suprecede the other.
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