My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Bootees for sniffer dogs????

Yes, this is really the UK....
Police sniffer dogs will have to wear bootees when searching the homes of Muslims so as not to cause offence.

Guidelines being drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) urge awareness of religious sensitivities when using dogs to search for drugs and explosives. The guidelines, to be published this year, were designed to cover mosques but have been extended to include other buildings.

Where Muslims object, officers will be obliged to use sniffer dogs only in exceptional cases. Where dogs are used, they will have to wear bootees with rubber soles. “We are trying to ensure that police forces are aware of sensitivities that people can have with the dogs to make sure they are not going against any religious or cultural element within people’s homes. It is being addressed and forces are working towards doing it,” Acpo said.

Problems faced by the use of sniffer dogs were highlighted last week when Tayside police were forced to apologise for a crime prevention poster featuring a german shepherd puppy, in response to a complaint by a Muslim councillor.


Blogger Just being honest said...

Yes, the perpetually-offended have become masters of the fake-outrage for political gain and we're browbeaten enough by our lefty political elites to just shut up about it. Depressing, isn't it.

9:59 PM  
Blogger kursk said...

You know what's even more offensive?

The posters you see in Israel that show the effects of terror bombing.

Bits of flesh scattered on pavement cause me more angst than German sheppard puppies..

Who is running the asylum again?

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is silly!

The Koran and the Suras are very clear: dogs as pets are not permitted to Muslims. Black dogs are seen as unacceptable. However, working dogs are not only approved by Islam, the prophet Muhammad himself said they were essential, important, and perfectly acceptable.

The restrictions on dogs in Islam are that the dog be a working dog, preferably not be black, and that it not sleep in the same area as people sleep.

That is perfectly in line with police dogs searching all areas of the home or Mosque - as long as the dog does not nap there.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Islamic Republik of Britain.

5:09 PM  

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