So, this is getting completely out of hand.

In case you didn’t hear, though we don’t see why you wouldn’t have by now, the “I Want To Touch A Dog” event that was successfully held last Sunday (19th October) at 1 Utama’s Central Perk received some serious backlash in the past 24 hours. This is despite it the fact that the event received overwhelming response from Muslims in and around the federal capital. Netizens and attendees, particularly, have sung praises for the “I Want To Touch A Dog” event.

A group of Muslim ladies get acquainted with a dog at the ‘I want to touch a dog’ event at 1Utama’s central park earlier this morning, October 19, 2014. — Pictures by Choo Choy May (Source: www.mmail.com.my)
A group of Muslim ladies get acquainted with a dog at the ‘I want to touch a dog’ event at 1Utama’s central park earlier this morning, October 19, 2014. — Pictures by Choo Choy May (Source: www.mmail.com.my)

Many even shared photos from the event, thanking the organiser for having made it happen for them.

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Now, PAS is apparently worried that after the “I Want To Touch A Dog” campaign, Muslims will be invited to participate in a sex fest next. Wait, what? Yup. Its Federal Territories deputy youth chief Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusof said there was a valid reason for concern, especially after events like “Topless Friday” and “Oktoberfest” were organised in the country recently.

According to The Star Online, he said in a statement:

We are worried that one day someone will organise a “sex and condom” campaign, based on the rationale of safe sex and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Our stand against such events is because we consider it a threat to the religious and cultural values practiced in this country, and not because we are paranoid.

He said Muslims had a responsibility to preserve the sanctity of Islam in a multicultural society like Malaysia, and said more thought must be given before organising events that clearly serve to diminish religious values.
A family gets acquainted with a dog at the "I Want To Touch A Dog" event at 1Utama’s Central Park, October 19, 2014. — Pictures by Choo Choy May - (Source: www.mmail.com.my)
A family gets acquainted with a dog at the “I Want To Touch A Dog” event at 1Utama’s Central Park, October 19, 2014. — Pictures by Choo Choy May – (Source: www.mmail.com.my)

“Muslims are advised to increase their knowledge of Islam and its appreciation for the self and their families, as well as the society around them. We hope programmes like the dog-petting event can be prevented sooner in the future,” he added.

Uhm, well, that escalated quickly? What are your thoughts on this, guys? Is this entire thing completely unnecessary? Is there really a cause for caution just because the “I Want To Touch A Dog” allowed Malaysians of all races, especially Muslims, to get to know canines a little bit better?

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