Ramadan in the Netherlands: Axe-waving Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” stabs police dog to death
More on this story. It was not revealed in earlier stories that this Muslim was screaming “Allahu akbar,” marking his attack as an act of Islamic piety. And as I noted yesterday, killing dogs is an act of Islamic piety:
“Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’” (Bukhari 4.54.50)
“Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: ‘Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.’” (Sahih Muslim 3811)
“Ibn Mughaffal reported: ‘The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: “What about them, i. e. about other dogs?” and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: “When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.”‘” (Sahih Muslim 551)
Dutch police have shot a man who was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he tried to attack them with an axe.
The 26-year-old man was heard screaming the Arabic for ‘God is greatest’ while waving the weapon and fatally wounded a police dog.
According to Netherlands news site NU, police entered his apartment after reports of a disturbance on Wednesday afternoon.
During the fighting, officers reportedly tried unsuccessfully to taser the man, who stabbed a police dog.
The man has been taken to hospital in critical condition but NOS reports he is now stable.
Pictures from the scene showed his covered body being loaded onto a stretcher as officers sent him to hospital.
Mayor Cor Lamers told NU the man was of a Syrian background and ‘was known to different aid agencies’.
The police dog was pictured shortly after the accident getting into a force vehicle and officers said on social media it was fine.
But shortly after they announced it had died as a result of its injuries.