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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...cemans-hat.html

Quote: A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims.

Tayside Police's new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community.

The choice of image on the Tayside Police cards - a black dog sitting in a police officer's hat - has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine.

The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.
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Re: This is ridiculous - Puppy image upsets Muslim

Unreal. I won't go ape over this and i can get down right GORILLA on this one.
 

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I could do a pretty big "gets warned by an admin" rant on this myself. Its 5am and I just got home from work and am too tired to get into it now. Just pretend I was really pissed and did a big rant and got a warning for failure to be politically correct twards the Islamic community.
 

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Its ridiculous- I wont get into it either, because nothing nice would come out of my keyboard. I am over my level of stupidity tolerance this week.
 

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Of all the things in the world is a puppy picture really worth the outrage? Do these people have nothing better to do?!
 

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if they dont like then they should move back to there own country
 

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Good grief! Could I ever go into a rant myself! I sure get tried of hearing about all of the things that upset Muslims. Maybe they should consider staying in their own territory - if not, shut up and do as the Romans do!!

 

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Everyone remember there are rules on this site. We don't have to agree with anyone, but we have to use common sense and be 'polite' when stating OUR opinions and point of view.

(that was you Moderator speaking)
 

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This is ridiculous. You can't please all of the people all the time. Somebody is always going to be offended. I dislike the color brown but our local county cops wear brown. Gee wiz! Why can't they think about my feelings when they pick colors?

Seriously though, you can not have people that live in a multicultural society impose their beliefs on others. I'm a vegetarian but I don't go hooting and hollering when people eat meat. It's their choice not mine.
 

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Absolutely ridicluous. Seems some people are always *looking* for an excuse to get offended and have a fit over something.
 

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Culture is what it is. The original story said it sparked SOME complaints from the Islamic community and that SOME shopkeepers will not place the advertisement in their shop windows. And THAT, it the exact reason they live elsewhere from their place of origin, so they may have a choice. It doesn't make them bad people who should go back to where they came from, it just makes them different from what you and I find appealing in advertisements.
The same may be being said over in Japan right now, when the Japanese cell phone company JUST pulled its ad about Obama. They portraid him using their company mascot (kind of like the gecko for Geico), which happens to be the revered monkey, a very special symbol in Japan. HOWEVER, that meaning is simple not the same here in the United States. As soon as the company was made aware that they used a monkey in place of Obama and the meaning here in America, they pulled the ad. It doesn't make them bad or that they should stay in Japan and never go anywhere else ... it just is what it is. They learned an important fact, just as we, should learn that the dog is not as revered in the Middle East as it is here. That's all.
 

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I have a stupid question, but why is there a puppy in the ad in the first place?? I guess I don't get the connection of a puppy to the police department -

I'm offended by yellow telephones - I wonder if they'd pull the ad for me?
 

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ebrannan and maxgunnar that makes a lot of sense.

raysmom-I am guessing it's a police dog connection, but since it's for non-emergencies, you don't need an adult dog, a puppy will do (not literally-but for marketing purposes). Oh-he's a pup in training and a big deal on their website.

I am really surprised they used a black puppy though-so hard to see/distinguish from the hat (now that I see who he is never mind). Though a nice contrast with the phone!
 

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Originally Posted By: DanniIts ridiculous- I wont get into it either, because nothing nice would come out of my keyboard. I am over my level of stupidity tolerance this week.
Me too. I just typed out a long rant & got bored of it.
Very scary that these lunatics are even taken seriously. They need to be told to sit down & shut up!
 

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Originally Posted By: Chris WildAbsolutely ridicluous. Seems some people are always *looking* for an excuse to get offended and have a fit over something.
Yeah, it must be hard work being miserable.
 

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Originally Posted By: Shandril2Very scary that these lunatics are even taken seriously. They need to be told to sit down & shut up!
It's Scotland, I'm sure they've already been told to sit down, shutup or go back to where you came from.

Can you imagine what would be said in this country if jewish people freaked out over an add with a pig in it? It's the same difference. It doesn't happen becuase it's like everything else in life, you don't like it, don't look.

I don't like gory violent movies. I don't watch them and don't look at their commercials.
 

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So...this is a thread where people are offended that other people get offended?

How is one group's outrage over the values of another different depending on where it comes from and who it's aimed at?
 

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Originally Posted By: ebrannanCulture is what it is. The original story said it sparked SOME complaints from the Islamic community and that SOME shopkeepers will not place the advertisement in their shop windows. And THAT, it the exact reason they live elsewhere from their place of origin, so they may have a choice. It doesn't make them bad people who should go back to where they came from, it just makes them different from what you and I find appealing in advertisements.
I totally agree with that. They don't have to put up the signs if they don't want to. They are welcome to have their own beliefs also.
 

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This is downright funny to me.
 
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