Or maybe I’ve got it wrong and it’s the guide dogs they object to. There are stories in the Daily Mail today about Muslims shrieking in fury when guide dogs walk past them and various pressure groups insist that they receive lots of complaints. Thing is, how do the blind people KNOW its Muslims shrieking?
Still, I suppose the government is right to insist that guide dogs should be allowed wherever the owners want them to be – and that further, dogs accompanying sighted people should be allowed onto public transport, unless they are untermensch pit bulls called “Moaty”. And the Muslim Council of Britain is right, too, in its sensible and measured advice to what must be a vanishingly small number of fanatical anti-dogist Muslim objectors; don’t worry about it, dogs are ok, if you’re really worried just have a wash. The MCB is depressingly sensible these days.