Leaflets call for ban on dogs in Manchester to keep Muslims pureBy Mason White 3:20 PM July 13, 2016
|Man shows off the leaflets|
By: Chan Yuan
People of the United Kingdom, were shocked and outraged by the new campaign to keep dogs off the streets of Manchester.
No one knows for sure who is behind the leaflets that were placed in mailboxes in homes in Greater Manchester.
Some residents believe that it is connected to a campaign group called “For Public Purity.”
The leaflets read: “This area is home to a large Muslim community. Please have respect for us and for our children, and limit the presence of dogs in the public sphere.
“Keeping the purity of the public space enables the Muslims to remain untainted and without blemish.
“As part of this effort, we have chosen to address one of the aspects that can have a detrimental effect on the purity of the public space, with the aspect being the presence of dogs, which are considered impure in Islam.”
Naeem Hassan, who is a councilor in Cheetham Hill and has lived in the community for more than 30 years, called the leaflets nonsense and he told the public to ignore them.
39-year-old Fayyaz Ali, who is Muslim, said that he has two dogs. He believes that the leaflets are meant to incite hatred in the community. Ali said that no Muslim organization would have printed such leaflets.