February 09, 2019

Iran clamps down on dog owners in Tehran (but Mullahs keep their guard dogs)

David MenziesMission Specialist

Iran’s forward-thinking mullahs have decided to ban dog-walking in the capital city of Tehran in an effort to clampdown on Iranians owning dogs. 

And if any Persian dog owner thinks he can just throw Fido in the back seat and drive past Tehran’s city limits to walk the pooch, well, transporting a dog in a car is now illegal, too.

In a Telegraph story, Tehran police chief Hossein Rahimi notes:

“We have received permission from the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office, and will take measures against people walking dogs in public spaces, such as parks.”

Of course, public dog-walking ranks as the #1 problem facing Iran today...

The ostensible policy reason for banning dogs according to the police chief is that dogs create “fear and anxiety” among members of the public.

Chief Rahimi has the doggie dilemma half-right. There is indeed “fear and anxiety” in Tehran, and it has existed for some four decades now. But the source of it isn’t the canine population, but rather, the fundamentalist whack-jobs running the country.

Interestingly, it seems the very same Mullahs aren’t opposed to the existence of guard dogs though. What could possibly explain this double-standard?

I guess having a few battalions of German Shepherds and Doberman Pincers on standby in case the populace revolts again, might indeed make them man’s best friend even to a hardcore Islamist mullah — if it helps prevent regime change.

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commented 2019-02-11 15:16:52 -0500
Andy, I think sometimes some comments go over board, but that doesn’t necessarily make anybody a troll. Having said that, those are the comments the ‘watchers’ use against us as a collective, because they look at us as a homogeneous group. They have to brand us badly. While speaking the truth is imperative, some of the more ‘creatively’ expressed opinions only come back on us like bad heartburn. I’m not saying I’m never guilty of ‘over expression’ due to frustration. I believe all speech is free speech, but I try to keep in mind how it comes back to bite and I don’t always win. All I’m saying is that an overly rude (lets say) comment doesn’t necessarily make you a troll. I could be wrong in this case, but I don’t think so. But we do have at least one active troll on the boards, engaged, but there are tells. But that’s just my opinion.
commented 2019-02-11 02:42:27 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,742 Attacks, 237,487 Killed, 316,601 Injured that we know of
commented 2019-02-11 01:38:30 -0500
Thanks for your observation Liza…. Looking from the sidelines it seems that a bit of “disinformazija” has been allowed to spread?
commented 2019-02-10 19:30:25 -0500


commented 2019-02-10 18:17:08 -0500
Walking a dog nowadays can mark you out as an infidel target for car jihad. That’s why I drive my dog to the park for walks. It was never like that before.
commented 2019-02-10 18:04:00 -0500
I do not see a troll in this comment section, she is elsewhere at the moment and Andrew and the real Jimmy troll are otherwise occupied it seems.
commented 2019-02-10 17:48:13 -0500
Liza, it is suspect, look at his postings. The troll always sounds reasonable to begin with then starts to lose it. I agree with Robert, reread his posts carefully, his last few postings carbon copy of that loony leftard.
commented 2019-02-10 17:36:35 -0500
What the heck is going on ? Is there a full moon or something? We do have active trolls currently, but Charred Remains isn’t one of them. For crying out loud.
commented 2019-02-10 17:20:54 -0500
“Look twice into Charred Remains comments Rebels…could be Jimmy.. just an fyi.”

It appears you are correct Robert, same tactics.
commented 2019-02-10 14:27:01 -0500
There is posting your thoughts and then there is going overboard Charred Remains. Get a grip because you are starting to sound like the loony left.
commented 2019-02-10 13:04:24 -0500
Look at your dog then look at your best friend, The dog is the winner, no matter what you do, the dog will still be your best friend.
commented 2019-02-10 11:22:51 -0500
I like dogs. They have value and character. They are a lot of fun and will alert/protect you from scumbags, degenerates and other harmful shyte.

Nuke ’em all and be done with it!
commented 2019-02-10 08:46:11 -0500
Muslims hate Pigs, they have great fun burying them alive using dump trucks and bulldozers.
commented 2019-02-09 21:11:07 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,737 Attacks, 237,473 Killed, 316,595 Injured that we know of
commented 2019-02-09 18:52:52 -0500
Look twice into Charred Remains comments Rebels…could be Jimmy.. just an fyi.
commented 2019-02-09 16:24:01 -0500
Will Rogers said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, I want to go where they went.” I’m with him.