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December 11, 2009

Bomb sniffing dogs worry Muslim leader

Filed under: Islam — David Jenkins @ 11:35 pm

Only when they are sniffing Muslims, though:

Bomb-sniffing dogs on Vancouver transit worry Muslim leader.

Specially trained bomb-sniffing dogs might soon be patrolling Metro Vancouver’s buses and SkyTrains just in time for the Olympics, but that has some Muslims concerned.

The Metro Vancouver Transit Police Service is in the process of selecting the handlers and dogs that will be part of the two-year pilot project, said deputy chief George Beattie.

Once the teams are trained, the dogs will work on the entire transit system, including buses, SkyTrains and SeaBus ferries.

But the idea of being sniffed up and down by a slobbery pooch — no matter how well trained — has already raised concerns among some members of Metro Vancouver’s Muslim community.

But this doesn’t have anything to do with the possibility of a Muslim being caught carrying a bomb. No, really, it doesn’t.


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