Muslim threats force out disabled teacher with dog

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    The threat came from a Somali student who is Muslim, according to Hurd, St. Cloud State and school district officials.

    The Muslim faith, which is the dominant faith of Somali immigrants, forbids the touching of dogs.

    Hurd trained at Talahi Community School and Tech. He said his experience at Talahi was good. The Somali students there warmed to the dog and eventually petted him using paper to keep their hands off his fur, Hurd said.

    Things didn't go as well at Tech, Hurd said. Students there taunted his dog, and he finally felt he had to leave after he was told a student made a threat. Hurd met with Lockhart but said he did not feel comfortable continuing.


    http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080512/NEWS01/105120058


    Yep...More proof that Islam is a religion of tolerance.
     
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    The Muslim faith does not forbid touching dogs. Many people in Middle Eastern countries, of all faiths, are careful not to touch dogs they don't know because the threat of rabies is of more concern in countries were vaccination programs are less common.

    I have Muslim friends and neighbors and they all love and frequently pet my dog. One of my Muslim friends had a German Shepard growing up.
     
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    Are you retarded? There are 1 billion Muslims in the world and you want to generalize them because of one example?

    Considering you go around these boards looking for any and every reason to spew trash and insults against Muslims, I really don't think that YOU have any room to call someone else intolerant.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_animals#Dogs
     
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    Actually, it's not "one example" of intolerance. It's another example of the intolerance of the FAITH, not the people.

    People claim it's a religion of tolerance. It isn't. The holy book isn't. At least, not anymore. I think maybe at one time it was.
     
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    Really? Evidence for this? Or is this just more hate-spewing in the name of tolerance?

    Oh? And how exactly did the book change between those times?
     
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    If you think that's "hate-spewing" you need to spend more time reading your own posts. Or be exposed to some real hatred. Or both.
     
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    My parents are gay. I think I've seen enough hate from your ilk to know what its like.
     
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    So he was not a good Muslim then?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_animals#Dogs
     
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