Apology over ‘offensive’ puppy police advert after Muslim complaints

Muslims have complained over a police advert featuring a puppy sitting in an officer’s hat.

A police force has apologised to Islamic leaders for the “offensive” postcard advertising a new non-emergency telephone number, which shows a six-month-old trainee police dog named Rebel.

The German shepherd puppy has proved hugely popular with the public, hundreds of who have logged on to the force’s website to read his online training diary.

But some Muslims in the Dundee area have reportedly been upset by the image because they consider dogs to be “ritually unclean”, while shopkeepers have refused to display the advert.


Tayside Police have admitted they should have consulted their ‘diversity’ officers before issuing the cards, but critics argued their apology was unnecessary.

Richard Cook, director of the Campaign Against Political Correctness in Scotland, said: “Britain is the greatest dog-loving country in the world.

“In our culture, dogs are a man’s best friend. I don’t think Andrex are likely to be dropping the puppy dog from their adverts and for the police to apologise is ludicrous.”

Rebel has proved a popular recruit for Tayside Police and is about to venture out onto the streets, having just completed his course of inoculations.

He was given his name after visiting St Ninians Primary School in Dundee where pupils put forward hundreds of ideas of what he should be called.

But some Islamic scholars believe that dogs are impure and therefore ‘haraam’ – or forbidden – except for use in hunting or farming, and that it is not hygienic to keep a dog in the house.

They say that the “impurity of dogs is the greatest of animal impurities”, and anyone who touches one must wash the body part that has come into contact with the animal seven times.

Mohammed Asif, a Dundee City councillor who sits on the Tayside Joint Police Board, said the postcards had been raised this week with John Vine, the chief constable.

He said: “My concern was that it is not welcomed by all communities, with the dog on the cards. It was probably a waste of resources going to these communities. The police should have understood.

“Since then the police have explained that it was an oversight on their part and that if they had seen it was going to cause upset they would not have done it.

“People who have shops just will not put up the postcard. But the police have said to me that it was simply an oversight and they did not seek to offend or upset.”

A spokesman for Tayside Police said that Rebel had proved “extremely popular” with children and adults since he joined the force aged six weeks.

He added: “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.

“However, we did not seek advice from the force’s diversity adviser prior to publishing and distributing the postcards. That was an oversight and we apologise for any offence caused.”


2 Responses to Dhimmi Brits APOLOGIZE to Muslims for using a puppy in a police ad. This is the end of the UK

  1. Azzah says:

    I cannot believe Islam believes they should have control over a free country which is not ever their own. Great Britain has never been and hopefully never shall be a sharia ruled country. If Islam hates dogs they should LEAVE Great Britain. I cannot imagine how a religion which always claims it is non violent and non compulsory believes it is ok for it to tell a free country what to do? Poor Ayesha said Muhammed announced to her one day that if a woman or a dog or a donkey walk in front of a man as he prays the prayer is made into nothing and he must begin again. She said to him he had just lowered the status of women to dogs and donkeys and the prophet ignored her. Maybe Muhammed was bitten by a puppy or kicked by donkeys when he was little and decided then to hate dogs and never eat donkeys … who knows and who cares? Lots of people all over the world like dogs and even donkeys ( I have never met a donkey but I am sure God made them so they deserve to live ) and I am sure there is nothing wrong with them. I do know I have read of many muslims in Al Qaeda burning poor humble dogs alive to frighten the population they wish to conquer ( oh my , more violence from the religion of peace ). Mugabe, a Zimbabwe muslim who wants to rule Zimbabwe had his criminal muslims go to his oppositions house and hack off the mans wifes feet and one arm and then they burned her alive while the neighbors watched in horror as the religion of peace was at work as usual.

    So what I am trying to say is this…why isn’t Islam more concerned with the violent atrocities Islam commits against women all over the world than being concerned with a country that is not even muslim which has a dog on a piece of paper or not. What a monumental waste of time to be in a religion that is so peaceful and non compulsory it makes billions of people ill. Islam worries over a dog on a card but not about the Islamic men who rape women and then blame the women for the rape the man commits against her? In America we track down the man who rapes people or hamrs animals and we put him in jail where he belongs. Dogs do not rape people. Donkeys do not rape people. http://robertlindsay.blogspot.com/2007/03/clash-of-civilizations.html Islam is backward and as a religion causes mental instability as far as I am concerned. Life is difficult enough as God makes it.. using a religion in which a man justifies adultery by pretending God said adultery is ok now is just ridiculous. If Islam does hate dogs so much ..Islam should LEAVE Great Britain never to return and islam should leave every nation which has dogs in it alone forever . Khomeini even gave as LAWFUL that Islam can rape babies and children and women and animals but it is not called rape..it is called legal in sharia law. Makes it easier to see how the meaning of the word “peace” got totally twisted around into meaning VIOLENCE in islam. Yet islam is MORE concerned over dogs in a country which is FREE and should not be supporting Islamic freeloaders.

    Islam needs to get it’s own house in order before it keeps telling free countries they have be muslims. Muhammed INVITED satan to be a muslim DISOBEYING God Who commanded all people to AVOID satan. Why do any muslims listen to him at all? Maybe they are not allowed to read the Qur’an for themselves perhaps? Maybe they are not allowed to read the hadiths for themselves??? Islam still owns SLAVES , black ones, white ones, island peoples, etc. Little babies can be sold in “marriage” , sodomised or penetrated vaginally ( prostituted legally by their own relatives ) to men who want to have sex with infants. Who do they think they are?

    It is way past time to put these strangers who love evil and call evil legal out of our countries borders and let them go back to murdering each other in their lands.

    Khomeini GO HOME!

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