Malaysia woman held for posting Eid greeting featuring dogs

August 02, 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Police arrested a dog trainer on Wednesday (July 31st) who had posted a video greeting for the Eid al-Fitr holiday that featured her dogs, angering Muslims, AFP reported.

    Maznah Yusof, 38, is being investigated for "causing disharmony on grounds of religion", her lawyer, Latheefa Koya, said. The offence is punishable by up to five years in jail as dogs are viewed as unclean in Islam and contact with them is discouraged.

    The video -- shot to mark the Islamic holiday -- shows Maznah bathing and feeding three dogs as the Muslim call to prayer echoed in the background.

    Maznah, 38, was quoted by online media saying she never meant to insult Islam with the video, first posted in 2010. "I love my religion ... my religion has taught me about the importance of cleanliness."

    "There was no intention on her part to insult any religion," Latheefa told AFP. "This is ridiculous ... it's an overkill."


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