Iran cleric says dogs "unclean" and not to be kept as pets
19-Jun-2010 (13 comments)

(Reuters) - A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are "unclean" and should not be kept as pets -- a move aimed at discouraging Western-style dog ownership in the Islamic state, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Dogs are considered "unclean" under Islamic tradition but, while relatively rare in Iran, some people do keep them as pets.

By issuing a fatwa -- a religious ruling -- Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has sent a clear message that this trend must stop.

"Friendship with dogs is a blind imitation of the West," he was quoted as saying in Javan daily. "There are lots of people in the West who love their dogs
more than their wives and children."

Guard dogs and sheep dogs are considered acceptable under Islamic law but Iranians who carry dogs in their cars or take them to public parks can be stopped by police and fined.

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by sag koochooloo on




by Rea on

Agree. But not only Mullahs. All of them, regardless of their religious affiliation.


And a joke for you

by divaneh on

A guy goes to a pub and sees a man and a dog standing at the bar.

He asks the man: does your dog bite if I kick him?

The man replies: No.

The guy kicks the dog and the dog bites him back. Angry and annoyed he turns back to the man: Didn't you say your dog doesn't bite?

The man answers: Yes, but this is not my dog.


why is this Reuters news?

by Marjaneh on

And this bit is , well, I don't know what to say really:

"In a television interview last week,
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad weighed in on the issue of the Islamic
dress code, saying women who fail to cover their hair completely should
not be harassed by the police.

police are conducting their annual crackdown and women who reveal
strands of hair are liable to be stopped in the streets for failing to
respect the dress code, or "hijab."

surprisingly liberal view was condemned by fellow hard-liner
politicians and senior clerics "I wish he had not said those words
about the hijab," Grand Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati told the faithful
during the week's Friday prayers, in a rare criticism of the president."

Every fascism is an index of a failed revolution - Walter Benjamin


well they are!

by Darveesh on

what do you call an animal who take a dump and then starts licking its b@tt?


Sanitary and clean?


i am a dog owener by the way


"A joke for y'all"

by Rea on


maziar 58

A joke for y'all

by maziar 58 on

 the guy calls 911 saying my wife is missing

so he asks from when and how ?

he says I DUNNO

how tall is she,what she was wearing ?


what color are her hair and eyes?

-I DUNNO,she changes her hair color every week cann't keep track of it.

Who she was last seen with last ?

-With my addorable 96.5 lbs. black laborador

And ooh yeah he's wearing a golden collar with his name on it  BUCK,with nice green eyes and 35.5" hight we run and play almost every day 2 or 3 times.......

911 operator says : o.k then I'll dispatch for look out and let'd find YOUR DOG FIRST.   Maziar

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

 IDIOTICS are like wise comments;         Didn't Iran picked-up a poop 31 years ago and the rest of us Iranians been carrying around ?

thanks for putting salt on the Injured.               Maziar


Finally, a mullah is right

by prsch on

Finally, a mullah is right about something!  For the rest of you idiots, go pick up some poop and carry it around with you. 


YES, and what of it?

by sag koochooloo on

"There are lots of people in the West who love their dogs
more than their wives and children."

I think we should neuter Mullahs as a form of population control, prevent them from breeding and let let them die out.



by IranFirst on

Good for you and your 35 kg friend. I hope you enjoy her for many years to come.

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of
animals." - Immanual Kant


Frankly, sickening

by Rea on

Despite her 35 kg, she's neither a watch dog nor a hunting dog. And yet she's part of the family, we love her.


Because Terrorist Mohamd said Get Rid of your Pets..

by IranFirst on

All beacause a child-molesting-terrorist (Mohamad) said so 1400 years ago and some brainwashed idiots (Mullahs, Bseej..) who want to impose this


Bukhari – Vol. 7, Bk 67, Numbers 389-391

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

The Prophet said, “Whoever keeps a (pet) dog which is neither a
watch dog nor a hunting dog, will get a daily deduction of two Qirat
from his good deeds.”

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar:

I heard the Prophet saying, “If someone keeps a dog neither for
hunting, nor for guarding livestock, the reward (for his good deeds)
will be reduced by two Qirats per day.

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:

Allah’s Apostle said, “If someone keeps a dog neither for guarding
livestock, nor for hunting, his good deeds will decrease (in reward) by
two Qirats a day.’