Allan Einstoss, a jewish man is removed from the crowd at an Al-Quds rally is held at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Saturday, August 18, 2012.
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TORONTO – A Facebook event has been launched inviting people to walk their dogs outside an east-end mosque during Islamic prayer sessions.
The call to action was launched to protest a man being arrested while walking his English mastiff at an anti-Israel rally at Queen’s Park last Saturday.
The Facebook page encourages people to bring dogs “of all colours and breeds” to the Salahuddin mosque in the city’s east end on Sept. 14.
On Saturday, a Jewish man was arrested while his dog near a rally held outside Queens Park by an Islamic group marking Al-Quds Day, a yearly event calling for the destruction of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Allan Einstoss, a Jew who opposes the Al-Quds doctrine, showed up at the rally with his big-yet-friendly English mastiff, Cupcake. After Einstoss was allegedly told by an Al-Quds demonstrator to keep the dog away, he claims to have been punched in the chest by another. When Einstoss pushed back, he was handcuffed and held by Toronto police.
“I was arrested at the rally for, “offending Islam” by walking in a PUBLIC park with my dog. Apparently, Muslims do not like dogs. I was warned by a few demonstrators not to go near them. Of course I ignored them and reminded them this is Canada, not Pakistan. Well I was assaulted and returned the favor in kind.At that point I was jumped by four COPS, dragged off and hand cuffed. Oh my the police were so angry! They said I was, “insensitive” and “inciting a riot”. 30 minutes later they cut me a big deal. No charges if I left. So I left. Imagine this happening in Canada? Walking a licensed dog on a leash at the park in front of our Provincial Legislature and being arrested for that simple act!”NB: This is a therapy dog. Works at hospitals.
now I know how to deal with such marches in the future. I’m always with a dog!
U2 FRONTMAN Bono, on holiday in Israel with his family, has left a poetic note at the luxury Jerusalem Hotel where they were staying.
The internationally renowned singer left the message in the guest book of the King David Hotel, according to the website BuzzFeed.
He has been visiting Israel with his wife and two sons.
The note, on headed hotel paper says: “Hope is like a faithful dog” and is signed by Bono, Ali, Elijah and John. It also includes Bono’s sketch of a dog.
The letter says: “In Jerusalem, hope springs eternal.
“Hope is like a faithful dog, sometimes she runs ahead of me to check the future, to sniff it out and then I call to her: Hope, Hope, come here, and she comes to me. I pet her, she eats out of my hand and sometimes she stays behind, near some other hope maybe to sniff out whatever was. Then I call her my Despair. I call out to her. Here, my little Despair, come here and she comes and snuggles up, and again I call her Hope.”
He signed, “With great thanks for great room in great hotel in great city, Bono.”
Israeli newspaper Harretz reports that Bono was believed to be in Israel for a private visit, and did not hold any performances.
If Obama’s slogan was HOPE… and he eats dogs… what do you think Obama would do with a dog named HOPE?
from what I know about Islam… they don’t like dogs very much. Those dogs might be the best way to protect anyone who doesn’t tow the line to appeasement. One almost wishes we would throw the entire middle east to the dogs.
The source of the report, Israel’s Maariv newspaper, apologised for its headline and for any offence caused.
The head of the court, Yehoshua Levin, was quoted by Maariv as saying: “There is no basis for abuse of animals from the side of Jewish Halacha [law].”
In a statement, the court denied that a dog had been condemned.
A dog had entered the court and been removed, it said.
The story was reported in the Israeli and international press, including the BBC News website.
The original reports said that the dog entered the Jerusalem financial court several weeks ago and would not leave.
It was reported that the dog reminded a judge of a curse passed on a now deceased secular lawyer about 20 years ago, when judges bid his spirit to enter the body of a dog. The animal was said to have escaped before the sentence was carried out.
An animal welfare organisation filed a complaint with the police against a court official. via bbc.co.uk and image via en.wikipedia.org