Thursday, 1 December 2011

One of France's most well-known singers and actresses, Marie Laforêt, will today appear in a Paris courtroom to defend herself against charges that a job advertisement she placed discriminated against Muslims.

72-year-old Laforêt, who first found fame as an actress in the 1960s, placed an ad on an internet site looking for someone to carry out some work on her terrace in 2009, reported daily newspaper Le Parisien on Thursday.

She specified in the ad that "people with allergies or orthodox Muslims" should not apply "due to a small chihuahua."

Laforêt claimed that she made the stipulation because she believed the Muslim faith saw dogs as unclean.

The case was taken up by anti-discrimination organization Mrap, which lodged a complaint against the internet site which ran the ad.

"To think that Marie Laforêt is racist is just stupid," said her lawyer, David Koubbi, according to the newspaper. He said the words in the advertisement were only a "warning."

Koubbi added that the star "has always shown her interest and admiration for the Muslim faith."

"She knew that the presence of a religion could conflict with the religious convictions of orthodox Muslims. It was a sign of respect."

Experts in the Muslim faith were quoted as rejecting the defence.

"Dogs are not considered unclean and it's false to suggest otherwise," said one quoted by the newspaper.
Source: The Local

Of course it's true that Muslims regard dogs as unclean, especially black dogs.


Mullah Lodabullah said...

But they won't allow service animals in their cabs because ... they are unclean. British sniffer dogs wear booties in muslim homes because ... they are unclean. Heads, or Tails?

T.L. Winslow (TLW), the Historyscoper (tm) said...

Islam is like a rachet wrench - it only turns in one direction, Submit To Them.

Fly with the eagles by reading the Historyscoper's Islam Watch Blog daily:

Anonymous said...

My dog is much cleaner than most muslims I've had the misfortune of meeting. More intelligent and sociable also.

Anonymous said...

Throwing her to the dogs, or is the the wolves..

DonaDelavega said...

"Of course it's true that Muslims regard dogs as unclean, especially black dogs."
i dont wanna write about the actress situation but your last sentence is just a rumor. the theme of this sentence cant be based on any rules of islam. i recommend you to firstly, be well grounded in muslim or in any other religion before holding a view, if you want to be taken seriously. i condemn all of this uneducated and plain views.

Anonymous said...

DonaDelavega: before accusing others of ignorance you - are you a muslim? - should acquaint yourself with the teachings and practices of islam.

Youtube: Keeping a dog & its consequences.

DonaDelavega said...

my religion has nothing to do with that but if you want to be learn something about any religion, avoid yourself to look at speculative videos such as that link. there are many muslims living around the world and this revengeful thougts brings you nowhere. every person has a life as muslim in many different countries, and believe that the culture of those country mostly effects the lifestyle of person. please dont criticise the person without the region where he is living or something like that. you linked the video which has been prepared by belated and bigotry person or so, it appears. you can sure that there is no rule such like that about dogs in islam. muslims are not the people only living in pakistan or egypt or germany who are ignorant, repressive or so bad. if it would so, i dont know your religion and it is none of my business but i could show you the stories or speculations or fanatic people about other religions people just like yours. please just think open-minded and criticise more truly.

Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

Here are Mohammed's comments on dogs as reported in the hadith:

From Bukhari Vol. 4, #540

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allah's Apostle ordered that the dogs should be killed.

From Abu Dawud #2839

Abd Allah B. Mughaffal reported the apostle of Allah as saying: Were dogs not a species of creature I should command that they all be killed; but kill every pure black one.

The Hadith's note for #2839 says, "The prophet did not order the killing of all the dogs, for some are to be retained for hunting and watching. He ordered to kill the jet black ones. They might be more mischievous among them.

From Muslim #3814

Ibn Mughaffal reported: Allah's messenger ordered the killing of dogs and then said, "what is the trouble with them (the people of Medina? How dogs are nuisances to them (the citizens of Medina)? He then permitted keeping of dogs for hunting and (the protection of) herds. ...[and for] for the protection of cultivated land.

From Muslim #Number 055

Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.

From Muslim #3813

Abu Zubair heard Jabir Abdullah saying: Allah's messenger ordered us to kill dogs and we carried out this order so much so that we also killed the dog roaming with a women from the desert. Then Allah's apostle forbade their killing. He said: "It is your duty to kill the jet-black (dog) having two spots (on the eyes) for it is a devil.

The note for #3814 says,

"The Hadith gives us an idea why the prophet commanded to kill dogs. There must have been an excess of stray dogs and thus the danger of rabies in the city of Medina and its suburbs. The prophet therefore ordered to kill them. Later on when it was found that his Companions were killing them indiscriminately, he forbade them to do so and told them that only the ferocious beasts which were a source of danger to life should be killed. The word "Devil" in the Hadith clarifies this point. Here devil stands for ferocious.

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