Commonwealth Games Scottie dogs 'disrespectful to Muslims'

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    Malaysian politicians and religious leaders have attacked the use of Scottie dogs during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, claiming it was disrespectful to Muslims.

    Around 40 Scottie dogs were used in the opening ceremony in Glasgow last Wednesday to lead teams around Celtic Park.

    The dogs, which all wore tartan dog coats with the name of each team on them, were widely praised on social media, with many people stating they thought they had "stolen the show". Hamish, who led out the Scotland team, received one of the biggest cheers of the night.

    Judy Murray tweeted after the ceremony: "Scottie dogs in tartan coats at CG opening ceremony. Barkingly brilliant."

    However, not everyone was as impressed. Political and religious leaders in Malaysia have claimed the use of dogs connected to Muslim countries was "disrespectful".

    Many Muslims refuse to have direct contact with dogs, which are considered by some to be "unclean" in Islamic culture. Some overseas Muslim groups have reportedly previously called for a jihad on dogs.
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Possibly making matters worse was the fact that Jock, who was supposed to lead out the Malaysian team, sat down and refused to move as soon as his coat was put on, meaning he had to be carried by the team representative.

    Mohamad Sabu, the deputy president of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party said: "Malaysia and all Islamic countries deserve and apology from the organiser. :lol:

    "This is just so disrespectful to Malaysia and Muslims – especially as it happened during Ramadan. Muslims are not allowed to touch dogs, so the organiser should have been more aware and sensitive on this issue.

    "It is hoped this incident can teach other Western countries to be more respectful in the future."

    Dato Ibrahim Bin Ali, a far-Right politician, former MP and founder and president of Malay supremacist group Perkasa also called for an apology.

    "I think it is unbecoming. The hosts have not been sensitive enough – especially in a so-called knowledgeable and civilised society like Britain," he said. "It is shameful and has offended not only Malaysia as a Muslim country, but Muslims around the world."


    A Glasgow 2014 spokesman said: "Glasgow 2014 have received no complaints from the Commonwealth Games Associations of the competing nations and territories following the Opening Ceremony."

    Commonwealth Games Scottie dogs 'disrespectful to Muslims' - Telegraph
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Malaysia used to look cosmopolitain and tolerant. Now they're turning into a wahabi armpit like the rest of the Muslim world.

    You can't go to a foreign country and tell them that their culture insults you. Their response will be a polite GTFO, or "go fix your planes."
     
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    Some overseas Muslim groups have reportedly previously called for a jihad on dogs.


    must be pakis:p:p:p
     
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    Dogs are unclean and they are clean?
     
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    Scottish delegates took Modi reference to puppies literally :)
     
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