For Public Purity

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A "leaflet" from FPP, uploaded to Facebook.
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For Public Purity (FPP) is a hoax website that supports a ban on dogs in public spaces "in order to help Muslims live their lives according to their beliefs".[1][2][3]

Hoax status[edit]

FPP was either created or boosted to prominence by 4chan's /pol/ (politically incorrect) board in hopes of stirring xenophobic tensions:[4][5]

This is soo good, so many of them are responding to the P-blicP-rity website (don't use the actual name so news outlets like Jewzebel [sic] and other leftie shills don't search up the archives and out us)[.] Refer to the image, but well done, it's picking up[.]
like the FB page if you haven't, this needs to look legit, and don't worry the facebook page settings are such so that people who have liked the page aren't visible, just the number of people who have liked it
But it is legit and you are making it look like trolls are behind it.
You're an islamic apologist.
It is real, only islamic apologists would think it's fake
Go on the kikebook page, you'll see a lot of Muslims using taqiyya to claim it's fake
Also like the f*cebook page, the more people who like it, the more legit it looks
It's clear to me now[:] Buy a pupper[,] Fight islam

There are several further reasons to call bullshit:

  • Snopes calls bullshit.[6]
  • The domain is registered from the USA[7] while the Facebook page claims that "those who live in the UK must learn to understand and respect the legacy and lifestyle of the Muslims".[8][9][10]
  • The sole image is registered to "dominichancock7",[11] which even Breitbart notes is "a traditional Muslim name if ever I heard one."[12]
  • There are no contact details, nor any links or associations to real-world Islam-related organizations. Moreover, there is no evidence of a "For Public Purity" before April 2016. If the organization exists, it is new, isolated, and secretive — not usual for organizations aimed at publishing widely.
  • The website is not functional whatsoever, which is usually standard for organizations capable of mass-mailing laminated leaflets:

Islam and dogs[edit]

Islam is damn harsh towards dogs. Notably, none of the harsh material towards dogs is contained in the Qur'an proper, but, as AnsweringIslam notes, "abound in the various collections of traditions (hadith)".[18]

For example, the Sahih Muslim hadith (one widely accepted by Muslims) writes:[19]

Maimuna reported that one morning Allaah's Messenger [...] was silent with grief. Maimuna said: Allaah's Messenger, I find a change in your mood today. Allaah's Messenger […] said: Gabriel had promised me that he would meet me tonight, but he did not meet me. By Allaah, he never broke his promises, and Allaah's Messenger […] spent the day in this sad (mood). Then it occurred to him that there had been a puppy under their cot. He commanded and it was turned out. He then took some water in his hand and sprinkled it at that place. When it was evening Gabriel met him and he said to him: you promised me that you would meet me the previous night. He said: Yes, but we do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. Then on that very morning he commanded the killing of the dogs until he announced that the dog kept for the orchards should also be killed, but he spared the dog meant for the protection of extensive fields (or big gardens). […] Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. [...] Angels do not enter the house in which there is a dog or a statue [of a creature with a soul].

Similarly, Al-Bukhaari writes:[20]

Whoever keeps a dog, a qiraat from his good deeds will be deducted every day, except a dog for farming or herding livestock.

While these passages (and others) establish a hostility to dogs, it's not clear that FPP is based on sound doctrine: the Sahih Muslim only refers to dogs inside, and the Al-Bukhaari merely establishes a fine &mdash. Neither imposes a ban on dogs in public places, and neither is in the Qur'an.

Moreover, it should be obvious that many Muslims do not follow hadith as scrupulously as the Qur'an, and many do not follow it whatsoever. There are many Muslim dog owners, and presumably very few of them are herders.[21][22]

A related video[edit]

Usually after FPP is brought up, the next thing mentioned is a video by a Danish woman who recounts being attacked by several men because she had a dog.[23] Despite all protests to the contrary, the video does not mention Islam or Muslims or even the skin color of the attackers — yet she mentions that her dog is a muscle dog. At the time (May 2014), ownership of "muscle" dogs in Denmark was controversial, because they are considered intimidating and threatening.[24][25]

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