Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Dogs of Egypt - Signs of our Times

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The following short narrative was recently sourced from

Egypt's 'Gassed' Dogs

The above picture has appeared on several Arabic websites. Based on the caption that accompanies it, these dogs appear to be victims of the teargas the Egyptian military has been using against protesters. The caption reads: “Stray dogs passed out all over the streets from the effects of the teargas [or literally, “gas-bombs”] thrown at protesters. Despite being used to living around refuse, streets, car exhausts, these dogs passed out from the lethal gas. What about humans?”

Incidentally, there is no surprise that the dogs have been left like vermin on the streets: deemed najis, or unclean, dogs are outcasts in Muslim societies. As one anti-dog fatwa on the topic concludes: "We must ensure that Muslims continue to be averse to dogs, even in the midst of what the kuffaar [i.e., Western infidels] are used to do and what some Muslims have adopted of their habits." -- Sourced from:


A great deal can be deduced about a man’s character and the condition of his soul by simply watching how he treats his own dog, or even a stray one. There are numerous quotes made by prominent and unknown persons, that exemplifies man’s unique relationship with dogs.

Here are a few of my personal favourites:

"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs."
-Gen. Charles De Gaulle-

"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations."
-Sigmund Freud-

"Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."
-Mark Twain-

"One reason a dog is such a lovable creature is his tail wags instead of his tongue."

"If your dog doesn't like someone, you probably shouldn't either."

The above picture of Egyptian stray dogs, which have apparently passed out due to the effects of teargas, had my mind wandering off to some really strange places. When I was a young cop way back in the late 1970’s, and employed by the riot squad, with headquarters based in Diepkloof, Soweto, teargas was one of the implements of our ‘craft’. Besides Soweto, my duties also took me to several other townships where communist-inspired trouble was brewing. I can recall how those townships were teeming with a fair amount of flea-infested, half-starving, stray dogs of all sorts, but I cannot recall one single incident where those dogs had passed out due to the effects of teargas.

Nevertheless, after examining the above pic from all angles I’m reasonably convinced that it is genuine. There are five dogs in the picture. (The one lying in the shade, in the bottom right-hand corner is barely visible, depending of course on the screen you're using.)  All the dogs appear to be in a reasonably good condition, are of the same breed or crossbreed, and vaguely resemble the appearance of the typical African dog, officially known as “The Africanis”.

Ancient Egypt is known to have had some of the oldest dog breeds that the world is now familiar with. A very long time ago, before the Egyptian civilization fell into a state of decay due to reasons highlighted in the most recent series of postings,  Egyptian dogs were buried with the dead and almost portrayed as gods all over the walls of tombs and pyramids. Ancient Egyptian dog breeds include the Pharaoh Hound, Ibizan Hound, Saluki, and possibly even the well-known Greyhound.

According to this source, The Africanis is descended from the dogs pictured on Egyptian murals. The earliest record of domestic dogs - Canis familiaris - on the African continent are fossils found in the Nile estuary and dated to 4 500 BC. In Zululand, crosses between Greyhound and Africanis are called Ibhanzi.

Today, Africanis is found all over southern Africa, mainly in rural areas within or in close proximity to so-called “informal settlements”, in other words – in places where Black Africans maintain their traditional lifestyles. Besides townships and the numerous informal settlements located all over South Africa, I have also seen numerous variations of the Africanis breed during my travels in Africa, mostly to remote regions in Botswana.

One of the most pertinent images in my memory is the way these dogs are mistreated by local Africans. I can recall a very recent incident that occurred in the village of Shakawe, where we stopped at the local “Choppies” supermarket to get supplies. It was pouring with rain at the time, and all the locals were huddled outside under cover of the supermarket’s large veranda. Numerous dogs, soaked to the skin, sat in rain-drenched mud staring at us in a pitiful manner, but preferring to keep their distance from the crowds standing under cover. I wasn’t too sure if the dogs were shivering due to fear, or due to the sudden downpour, or whether they were possibly suffering from some terrible skin disease, or not, for they surely didn’t look too healthy at all!

While I was still observing the odd scene, and pondering the reasons why these dogs were behaving so strangely, the answer was swiftly provided by the assertive action of a Black man, who used a stick to beat one of the poor dogs back into the pouring rain and mud, simply because the shivering dog dared to seek a small dry spot under cover – too close to the man. It was at that moment in time that I once again realized why we had apartheid – (aka separate development) in South Africa.

There’s a vital lesson to be learned here… For starters, the number of mistreated stray dogs in a community is a good indication of the degree of moral decay. It thus comes as no surprise that the many branches of SPCA in modern-day South Africa  are overly crowded with stray dogs.

Once upon a time the Africanis breed were valued by the indigenous populations of southern Africa for their hunting ability, and also their natural tendency to guard and protect livestock. However, it now seems they’ve outlived their worth, and are seldom taken into consideration as a provider of friendship, love, affection, or protection. This typical self-centred attitude could possibly be one of the reasons why so many peoples of Africa are in the state they are.

In modern-day Egypt, and also in many other parts of modern-day Africa, dogs (of all breeds) are treated with very little respect. In fact, throwing stones at them, kicking them, beating them with sticks, feeding them with poisoned food, and even running them over has become a national pastime for Africa’s modern-day savages.

In Egypt stray dogs are known as Baladi. These dogs are periodically tortured, abused, culled, poisoned, shot, drowned, starved, bashed, run over… and according to the facebook group called, “ENOUGH dog torture in Egypt”, the list of sadistic methods of killing are constantly created.

The Internet and other news media is saturated with the chaos and mayhem that has been going on in Egypt for quite some time now, so forgive me for omitting the relevant links in this posting.

The point I want to make is that Egypt and several other North African countries are now being run by DOGS (aka The Global Muslim Brotherhood), who have disgusting manners with regard to the treatment of dogs AND humans.

Although the mentality of this demonic mob, plus the absurdities associated with their warped religion has to a certain degree been exposed, mainly through Internet-based news sites, it is quite obvious that not much is being done to counteract it, and neither has there been much effort to stop the spreading thereof to the southern regions of Africa.

Dead or ‘gassed’ dogs lying around in the streets may not attract much attention nowadays, as the nonchalant attitude of the people in the top picture so vividly illustrates. BUT – the day is coming when DEAD HUMAN BEINGS lying in the street will not even raise an eyebrow.

In fact, by then the majority of people on Planet Earth will have morally decayed to such a degree that they will rejoice at the sight of such despicable carnage, so much so that they will party ‘till they’ve dropped AND even exchange gifts between one another to celebrate the occasion. Furthermore, the WHOLE WORLD will see the slaughter, possibly by means of the marvels of modern technology.

The liberal mind does not have the foresight to see this coming, maybe because HIS-story is also THEIR-story, and because their real enemy is God Himself, hence the reason why they seem intent on destroying His marvellous creations. This must surely be the only plausible reason why they’re ignoring the traces of evidence in the Holy Scriptures, which speaks of affairs that will take place sometime in the future.

The future atrocity I’ve mentioned above will, according to the Scriptures in Revelation chapter 11, not involve the massacre of a huge crowd, but only TWO people. These two people will have just stepped out of a courtroom (possibly a internationally recognised one, located in Jerusalem) after giving evidence against a prominent ruler or a global organization. According to Rev. 11:3 the testimony of the two witnesses takes 1260 days to finalize. In the old days this must have been perceived as a totally absurd length of time to spend in a courtroom, but today, in our modern times, this time-period is perceived as totally acceptable.

The Bible calls these two individuals “Two Witnesses” or “Two Prophets”.

Here is the relevant text, for the sake of convenience:
(Sourced from Revelation 11: 7-10 KJV)

[7] And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. [8] And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified (Jerusalem). [9] And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. [10] And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. - (Own emphasis added)

PS: An in-depth analysis of the two witnesses in the Book of Revelation, covering the events before and after the forthcoming court case in Jerusalem, was presented in Afrikaans in an older posting. I have not yet had the time to present the posting in English, but hope to do so soon. Afrikaans readers may click here to start reading Part 1 of the posting, published on the sister blog TIA-4-CHRIST.


Aloha Pet Hospital said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I can't believe these dogs are dead, they look just like they are sleeping.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Aloha Pet Hospital

The dogs are apparently not dead... Based on the caption on the Arabic website these dogs are “passed out” and appear to be victims of teargas the Egyptian military has been using against protesters. The photograph must have been taken moments after the protests, because the street scene looks normal. I must admit though, the picture does look weird, but I cannot find any evidence of Photoshop trickery. Bear in mind that dogs are treated as vermin in Egypt.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

A few last thoughts about the picture and the posting…

Despite all the protesting and general chaos going on in Egypt, it is my gut feeling that the dogs in the pic are merely resting, and that the teargas story is bogus. From the clothing the people are wearing it appears that he weather is cool, hence the reason why four of the dogs are snoozing in the sun. On the other hand.. A picture can also be very deceiving, as we don’t know what is happening (or has happened) around the corner.

The main purpose of this posting was to draw attention to the fact that we’re heading for extremely ruthless times, when people will show no compassion for others. I used the example of the two murdered court witnesses, spoken of in the Book of Revelation, to emphasize the point that a day is coming when people will have so much hatred in them, that they’ll leave murdered human corpses lying in the street, for three and a half days, without burial. The Revelation then also implies that whoever is in charge of law enforcement in Jerusalem at that time, don’t even bother to investigate the murders.

This type of behaviour is nonexistent in our times, even in the most deprived communities, but times are changing fast.

Norman said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer on Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic expedition in 1914, quoted (when it came time to shoot the dogs for food) "That there is many a man I would rather kill, than the worst of the dogs."

Edward Manning said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hello I live in the United States and I just adopted a balati dog from cirio Egypt is there any info you can give me on these dogs ? She is a wonderful dog. Thank you

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