Iran cleric bans dog ownership

There are 10 comments on the Edmonton Sun story from Jun 19, 2010, titled Iran cleric bans dog ownership. In it, Edmonton Sun reports that:

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.

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MASTER

Rochester, UK

#1 Jun 19, 2010
Yet another crazy comment from this loony tunes so called holy man, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi!!
No pets - you might get some comfort from them!!
Bennett

UK

#2 Jun 19, 2010
What happens to the millions of dogs in Iran? Stirfry?
MASTER

Rochester, UK

#3 Jun 20, 2010
Good murder practice for the basij!
Bennett wrote:
What happens to the millions of dogs in Iran? Stirfry?

Since: May 10

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#4 Jun 20, 2010
Bennett wrote:
What happens to the millions of dogs in Iran? Stirfry?
Sell to Chinese. If the gas supply doesn't bind their loyalty this will.
Rogers

Calgary, Canada

#5 Jun 21, 2010
I have never owned a dog and never will. The Chinese eat them dogs up and you do not find hardly any ever wandering there.

No fight for dogs or dog fight please.
Gunth

Hanover, Germany

#6 Jun 21, 2010
Bennett wrote:
What happens to the millions of dogs in Iran? Stirfry?
they will send them to great britain.
MASTER

London, UK

#7 Jun 22, 2010
What for?
Gunth wrote:
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they will send them to great britain.

“First take log out of own eye ”

Since: Jan 07

Defender of Islamic Iran

#10 Jun 23, 2010
Anthropology of Islamic Cultural Felling Towards Dogs

In the time of first Islamic revolution in Persia the Sassanid dynasty ruled the Iranian lands. The Sassanid kings and government followed Zurvanism a now-extinct branch of Zoroastrianism. Zurvanism was an oppressive fascist form of Zoroastrian.

Zoroastrian Funeral ceremonies involved placing the departed in a tower where birds of pray and a breed of dog called the four-eyed dog, a black brindle dog with two eyes-like spots just above the eyes eat the corpse.
Rig Veda 10th Mandala “The four eyed brindled dog that watches for the departed”.(1)

Zoroastrian book Vendidad Fargard 7 chapter I

3.'On him she stays until the dog has seen the corpse or eaten it up, or until the flesh-eating birds have taken flight towards it. When the dog has seen it or eaten it up, or when the flesh-eating birds have taken flight towards it.

Zoroastrian book Vendidad Fargard 8 chapter VII
36.'If the body has not yet been consumed by the corpse-eating dogs, or by the corpse-eating birds They shall then bring my dog, they shall bring him thus shall it be done and not otherwise in front of man.
37.'If the body has already been consumed by the corpse-eating dogs, or by the corpse-eating birds, he shall cleanse his body with dirt and water, and he shall be clean.

It is easy to imagine the stories, the fear and disgust running through non Zoroastrian communities.

The Quran does not contain ANY "verses" on dogs being haram or even the dogs saliva being impure. Dogs are mentioned in the Quran 5 times all seem positive in my understanding Kitmir the dog that protected the sleepers was venerated by Islam until very recent.(2)

There are some Hadith about dogs.
Abu Huraira, a late convert to Islam and a companion of the Prophet, narrated nearly 3,500 Hadith. It must be understood that Abu stated in one Hadith that the Prophet, once observing his followers writing down his sayings, gave them a resolute warning to refrain from doing such things so the accuracy of them is questionable.
Islamic Hadeeth (3)
Book 010, Number 3813:
Abu Zubair heard Jabir b.'Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) saying: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered us to kill dogs, and we carried out this order so much so that we also kill the dog coming with a woman from the desert. Then Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) forbade their killing. He (the Holy Prophet further) said: It is your duty the black dog having two spots above the eyes, for it is a devil.

It is not hard to draw conclusions about the connections between Zoroastrian funeral practice and the order to kill dogs with two spots above the eyes.

1. Mon. William's Indian Wisdom,(1876), page 22 http://books.google.com.au/books...
2. http://books.google.com.au/books...
3. http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engag...

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#11 Jun 26, 2010
MASTER wrote:
What for?
<quoted text>
Welfare
MASTER

London, UK

#12 Jun 26, 2010
Temple Dog wrote:
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Welfare
Why?

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