If an elected official names his dog Muhammad, San Juan Capistrano City Councilman Larry Kramer doesn’t want to hear about it during a public meeting. The move comes after City Councilman Derek Reeve’s recent announcement that he named one of new basset hounds ‘Muhammad.’
SJC Patch (H/T Maria) Kramer, in a letter to the council, labeled Reeve’s comment “offensive.” In the Arab world, dogs are traditionally considered unclean. (Who cares? This is not the Arab world. It’s America where there is still a First Amendment)
Reeve mentioned both dogs’ names Sept. 6, as the council voted to authorize staffers to draw up plans for a dog park in the Northwest Open Space. His remark drew laughter from some in the audience. But others were not amused.
“Words spoken from the dais should be appropriate,” Kramer wrote in his letter, which was included with next Tuesday’s council agenda packet. (Appropriate to whom? Islamomaniacs who have a mental disorder about dogs?)
Kramer asked the City Council to discuss “appropriate decorum” at its next meeting.
In an article published Wednesday in the Voice of OC, Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, called Reeve’s dog-name announcement “childish.”
“I’m sure the dog is more useful to the city than the city councilman [Reeve],” Al-Marayati told the online, nonprofit news outlet. (Hey Al-, watch it or you will find exactly how dispensable YOU are)
The pet’s full name, according to another Facebook post by Reeve, is Muhammad Winchester Boone.
Fellow councilman Kramer said he “supports” free speech but expects council members to observe common courtesy. (No, he expects them to bow down to the wackos of Islam)
“I was brought up to be respectful to others and to not insult or demean them,” he wrote in his letter. The council, he said, must decide “what action can be taken to ensure the decorum of the City Council.” (Make sure no muslim ever serves on it)