Dog Jihad in Blackburn

We reported last month on the culturally enriched “enforcement officer” for the Tower Hamlets borough council who harassed a woman walking her dog in the park. The officer accused the woman of allowing her dog to foul the park, and she defied him, famously demanding: “Show me the poo!”

Our British correspondent JP sends a report on another recent example of “dog jihad”, this one in Blackburn.

Dog Jihad in Blackburn
by JP

Blackburn with Darwen Council has issued dog fouling posters which residents have found deeply offensive according to a report in the Lancashire Telegraph, Blackburn ‘dog poo’ poster fury. Note that the newspaper does not illustrate its article with an image of the poster, as it is probably too unpleasant for wider circulation, but an image corresponding to the one described in the report has been found at the BBC’s website in an article dated 23 June 2008.

Blackburn Council’s lead member for the environment, Councillor Shaukat Hussain, had this to say in his response on behalf of the Council:

We take dog fouling extremely seriously, and use all powers available to rid our streets of this anti-social and disgusting practice, including using these hard-hitting facts and messages in the public view to hopefully shame those people who selfishly and irresponsibly fail to keep their borough’s streets clean.

Here is the salient comment on the phenomenon known as dog jihad from the recent post at Gates of Vienna, Show Me the Poo!:

The “dog jihad”, like the parking jihad, the alcohol jihad, and all the other tactics employed by zealous Muslims in the neighborhoods where they dominate, is yet another aspect of block-busting. It serves to annoy and inconvenience the kuffar. It makes them uncomfortable and anxious in the streets and parks near their own homes. They learn to conform outwardly to sharia norms, or they move away to escape the harassment. Either outcome is satisfactory from the point of view of the sharia-compliance enforcers.

A report at the Gatestone Institute, Muslims declare jihad on dogs in Europe, suggests that Britain has “become a ground zero for European canine controversies.” The report lists numerous cases, some of the bizarre, showing how Islamic legal and religious norms encroach on freedoms such as pet ownership hitherto taken for granted by populations of the host countries, but now under constant attack through the arrival of culture-enrichers.

Finally, contrast Councillor Hussain’s statement with one made by Blackburn Council’s children’s officer, Maureen Bateson, reported in The Citizen: Blackburn, Darwen and Hyndburn:

We have done a lot of work over a number of years to tackle this awful crime. We can build on that. We must never lose sight of the importance of this issue. We must all be able to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.

The suspicion is that at Muslim-dominated councils such as Blackburn, dog fouling is assigned a high priority because dogs offend Muslim sensibilities while the rape of children does not. Many British citizens have not lost “sight of the importance of this issue,” even if those responsible for allowing it to occur continue to look the other way, and remain exempt from either significant official censure or lengthy prison sentences.

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Disclaimer: With reference to this week’s theme of “Odd Jobs”, JP has admitted to working in a pet shop for a brief period. The experience enabled a greater understanding of the vital role animals play in people’s lives, and research has shown for example dog-owners lead healthier lives. But he was surprised at the choices some made.

12 thoughts on “Dog Jihad in Blackburn

  1. ” …priority because dogs offend Muslim sensibilities while the rape of children does not.”

    Satan came to power in 622 A.D. Since then Islam has been ans will remain a thorn in the throat of the kuffar. If Jews remove it, Christians will help Muslims put it back. If Christians remove it, Jews will stick it back in the throat again. If both remove it Hindus will put it back. 50 years ago Islam was almost forgotten. But that was then. Very quickly the old Whore (aka Europe ) revived it and stuck it in everyone’s throat and side. No escape. Hooray Europe you are possessed by Satan.

  2. I’ve never been to Pakistan and have no intention to ever go there. Still I heard from someone I deem a reliable source that you can find there ‘normal’ local men defecating in the middle of a city: They just squat down, wait for nature to take its course and then let it all come out below their gowns, which means it ends up on the sidewalk. If you cast a glance at them, they smile at you proudly re their achievement.

    What would ‘environment councillor’ Shaukat Hussain have to say about that? If a man does it and in an umma town or city, then it will be covered by the koran and ok, I guess?

    • Michael, I have been to Pakistan and what you say is true. I have witnessed it on many occasions. I was very ill during my first visit to Pakistan where the doctor at the hospital in Lahore explained to me that Pakistani chefs – like other Pakistanis – do not use paper to clean themselves after defecation, neither do they wash their hands after not using it. Then they prepare food. I recovered quite quickly when I got to Nepal. They have the same problem in India, too. In January 1995, I was sitting outside the Amex office in Bombay (I refuse to call it Mumbai!) waiting for it to open when, crouched in the road opposite me was an Indian man reading a newspaper, robes up around his waist really letting the big ones go. People were going past, presumably on their way to work yet nobody gave him a second look. My wife and I were invited invited to a wedding there a few years back and defecation in the street was still very much in evidence. My wife originates from Southern Thailand. She was disgusted. I’d seen it all before.

      • In Holland, about 65% of kebabshops sell kebab which is ridden with e-coli, according to a study of the Gemeentelijke GezondheidsDienst, usually referred to as the GGD, in the city of The Hague.

  3. What [discarded material]. It’s not just Muslims who object to dog poo in the streets. The right to pet ownership is NOT a right to let your dog [defecate] anywhere.

    • Do you think there locals can’t move one step without stepping in dog feces or do you think Muslims are trying to find a way to push their religious views on everyone.

    • Agreed! I don’t think this is our battle – what decent person doesn’t think that dog owners should control their dogs and clean up after them? Certainly the ‘officer’ in that recent video “show me the poo” was going too far, but generally, if there is a dog faeces problem, councils should do something about it.

      • Most London local authorities have bye laws instructing dog owners to clean up after their animals – unfortunately there are enforcement problems. Black youths with pit bull terriers are frequently aggressive and seek confrontation. They consider enforcement officers to be fair game – especially white ones.

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