Some are calling it a hoax, that may be so….
The group ‘For Public Purity’ has its own website and a Facebook page. Organisers say the movement was created ‘as an effort to make life more accommodating for Muslims in the UK by tackling an issue that is rarely discussed, the presence of dogs in the public sphere’.
They say Islamic tradition regards dogs as ‘impure and unclean’.
A message on the group’s website reads: “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 who are considered impure in Islam.”