The Ayatollah Kohmeini once famously said "there is no fun in Islam." It's not surprising, then, that an unending source of fun and joy for many people, Man's Best Friend, is also frowned upon by the Iranian mullahs. This is what it means to literally be in the doghouse, from News.com.AU:
IRAN today banned all advertisements in the country for pets, pet shops, pet food and other pet products, claiming that people's love for their dogs and cats may lead to "evil outcomes".
The edict, announced by Iran's powerful Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, is based on a fatwa issued by Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, 86, a hardliner who lives in Iran’s holy city of Qom.
Declaring dogs in particular to be unclean under Sharia, he condemned Iranian dog owners for “blindly imitating the West” and warned that their infatuation would lead to “evil outcomes”, according to the state-run Mehr news agency.
I smell a Sharia Flaw segment on the next edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show. Stay tuned.