KUALA LUMPUR: The organiser of the controversial social event 'I Want to Touch A Dog' has finally broken his silence by apologising over the misconceptions and confusion arising out of the event held on Oct 19.Well, from my observation, those who participated in the event were the ones who did not understand its objective, and went a bit overboard, especially who dressed up the dogs with 'jubah' and 'serban'.
"I apologise for the unhappiness the event has caused. The objectives of the event were only for educational purposes such as allying the public’s fear of dogs, how to help rescue a dog and to what extent Muslims can handle a dog," Syed Azmi Alhabshi said in a statement at Kelab Sri Selangor here today.
He added that the event did not in any way encourage Muslims to keep dogs as pets. This was mentioned in the social media account since September.
"My intention in organising this event was sincere and I had no ulterior motives such as challenging the beliefs of Muslims or Islamic rulings, belittling Islamic scholars or promoting liberalism,” he said and admitted that the event had some shortcomings.
So, case is closed!