If you live in Toronto, if you own a dog, and if you know that Muslims are holding some sort of rally-protest-thing in your local public park, you'd better walk your dog somewhere else. That's what law-abiding citizen Allan Eintoss discovered recently. He happened to walk his dog Cupcake (fully licensed, on a leash, shots all up to date) in a public park where an Al Quds rally was taking place. I know that this will shock you, but Mr. Eintoss actually walked near some of the Muslims and even talked with some of them with Cupcake. Some actually petted the dog! (I guess their mommas didn't teach them that's unclean and evil.)
Then one of the men yelled at him that he was coming too close to "their women" with his dog. Two policemen came up out of nowhere, someone pushed Eintoss from behind, and (I know this will shock you again), Eintoss pushed back before the police grabbed him and handcuffed him. He was treated to a rant about how he was "inciting a riot" and had committed "assault." The police were quite uninterested in hearing about how Eintoss was himself the victim of a (minor) assault, nor in trying to find any evidence on that point. They were looking for charges with which to threaten him. They then offered him a "deal." (How's that? Walk your dog in the park near Muslims, and you're prima facie a criminal and have to accept a "deal" from the police.) He must leave the park immediately, and they would keep his name on record (as one of those troublemakers who walks his dog in the park, presumably) in case he should ever do such a thing when the Muslims had another rally, and they would in turn refrain from throwing him in jail where he would spend the weekend.
His 16-year-old son had to watch all of this, by the way. Cupcake showed her (?) vicious nature by not biting anyone or doing anything at all aggressive during this entire jackbooted travesty.
So Eintoss agreed to leave with his dog, and they graciously let him go.
Now, folks: If this isn't an application of sharia law to normal citizens living their lives peaceably in an allegedly free country, I don't know what is. And it would be nice to say, "Oh, Canada," but I've got a sinking feeling there are jurisdictions in America where it would happen, too.
We Americans tend to love our dogs. But the more we have concentrated populations of devout Muslims among us, the more situations of this kind we will have. (Remember, please, that there are taxi drivers who will refuse to take blind passengers with seeing eye dogs.) The more Muslim influence there is in our society, the more dog ownership will be marginalized and treated as scandalous and disgusting. "Keep your dog away from our women." And the police are only too happy to enforce the order.
I, for one, find that frightening.