A San Juan Capistrano City Council member faced harsh criticism from some of his colleagues Tuesday night after a comment he made at an earlier council meeting in which he said he named his dog Muhammad, the name of the Muslim prophet.These people need to lighten up. Heck, half the janitors in Orange County are named "Jesus" and you don't see me complaining.
Mayor Sam Allevato and Councilman Larry Kramer said Derek Reeve's comment Sept. 6 was offensive to Muslims who were at the meeting, including some city staff members.
Councilman Derek Reeve says he named his dog Muhammad to make a statement against oppression in other societies.
Many Muslims believe dogs are unclean animals and therefore do not own them, Allevato said.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The City of San Juan Capistrano is on a roll. Earlier today I had the story about their attempts to fine a couple $500 a week for holding a Bible study in their home, and now this: