Four men face trial in Egypt after horrific footage of the brutal torture and street killing of a dog sparked outrage when it was aired on the Internet.
Al-Arabiya (h/t Susan K) What makes this so unusual, in case you are unaware, is that most Muslims hate dogs and consider them “filth” because their prophet Mohammed said (black) dogs should be killed. The exceptions are working dogs and dogs used for protection. There are many posts here of Muslims brutalizing/killing dogs here. (See links below)
Among the arrested is the animal’s owner, who said at the time that he was powerless to prevent the killing. In the video, three men who had argued with the owner chained the dog to a street lamp at night and then stabbed and hacked the terrified animal with knives as onlookers failed to intervene.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the owner, and the three men arrested on Thursday are accused of “torturing to death a domestic animal,” among other charges. Farid al-Deeb, a prominent lawyer and legal expert, told AFP the suspects could face a maximum of six months in prison if convicted.
This video will likely be removed by Youtube soon so if anyone can post it on LiveLeak or elsewhere, I will add the link.