Mohammed the Lost Dog
The place where a ham steak left on a lunch bag was investigated as a hate crime is back in the news. Lewiston Maine finds itself in another Muslim controversy where this time the poster of a lost dog was displayed in front of a Somali owned store. Members of the Somali community in Lewiston claim it is an insult to their religion.
The poster depicts a vicious “lost” dog named Mohammed. It warns that the dog is not good with children and can’t be trusted.
The store owner, Hussein Ahmed says the phone number on the poster is fake. If called, someone named Jennie answers and will only reveal Tommy Tutone is not available.
“This is really a religious statement,” said Hussein Ahmed, “that is an attack on our religion which we don’t feel comfortable with. We see this as a very bad insulting situation.”
Clearly there is tension simmering in many parts of the country. When someone from another country begins demanding their way of life of the locals, you get episodes like this. Most of these situations are a result of immigrants not being required to assimilate into the culture. Admittedly this form of local protest shows a certain sense of style, but rest assured we can only expect many more not so creative clashes in the future.