In what must qualify as “Stupid Comment of the Millenia” a senior Iranian cleric reportedly declares a fatwa against dogs.

A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are “unclean” and should not be kept as pets — a move aimed at discouraging Western-style dog ownership in the Islamic state, a newspaper reported on Saturday. Dogs are considered “unclean” under Islamic tradition but, while relatively rare in Iran, some people do keep them as pets.

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