From KPBS in San Diego, a report whose narrator’s happy, girly voice makes the story all the more horrifying.
And if you think imposing sharia-compliance on the YMC(hristian)A is the end of it, think again.
There are also cultural barriers that keep them from using the parks. The women can’t risk coming into contact with off-leash dogs. They follow strict hygiene guidelines in their faith, which considers dogs to be unclean, or not halal.
“Halal” Golden Retriever puppies
They also didn’t grow up with dogs as pets.
“In Africa, dogs are kind of wild, so you never see a good dog. So when any women of East Africa see dogs, we tend to be scared,” Abdi said. “So those two issues are real—the religion and the cultural.”
Abdi said the women want to work on making the parks safer next.
Let’s hope Americans stand up for their dogs better than they stand up for themselves
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