Afghanistan: Australian dog declared MIA in Afghanistan returns home


An Australian special forces sniffer dog that went missing for almost 14 months after a battle in Afghanistan has finally returned home to Australia.

Sarbi arrived in Sydney on a flight from Dubai, where she had been in quarantine for the past six months.

She has now been moved to a quarantine facility, where she will undergo further veterinary examinations.

The 10-year-old bitch went missing in September 2008 after her patrol was ambushed in Uruzgan province.

Nine Australian soldiers, including Sarbi’s trainer, were wounded.

After the attack, there was no sign of the dog, and months of searching failed to find her. Sarbi was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

But in late October 2009, the dog was found by a US soldier in the care of a local Afghan man. She appeared to have been well cared for.

via BBC News – Australian dog declared MIA in Afghanistan returns home.

As I always post so depressing stories I thought this one was different. Specially because the man who took care of Sarbi was an Afghan man. That’s shocking,  due to Islam’s take on dogs.


2 comments on “Afghanistan: Australian dog declared MIA in Afghanistan returns home

  1. Bob Mack says:

    Well, you learn something every day. I didn’t know Islam had a prohibition against keeping dogs. Don’t know why that should surprise me, though. They have a prohibition against just about everything. Are there any Islamic comedians?

    • Claudia says:

      Hello, Bob. Yeah, well, that is the reason why this US Muslim woman had a pony instead of a dog to go to college.

      Cali is the first guide animal for Ramouni, a devout Muslim whose parents — Jordanian immigrants — would not accept a dog into their tidy brick house.

      Islamic comedians. There are a few, though I don’t think they are very well viewed in fundamentalist societies.
      An example:

      The audience is pretty interesting…
      Lastly, according to Ayatollah Khomeini:

      Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. Islam does not allow swimming in the sea and is opposed to radio and television serials. Islam, however, allows marksmanship, horseback riding and competition“.


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