Associated Press: British Muslim body OKs taking guide dog to mosque

A British Muslim body has ruled that a blind student can take a guide dog with him to his local mosque, a judgment Muslim and blind advocacy groups are hailing as a breakthrough.

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Ahmed Rehab, a spokesman for the U.S.-based Council on American Islamic Relations, said he had never heard of a guide dog being allowed into or turned away from a mosque in the United States.

“I suspect that most people with dogs will self-police, and won’t go to the mosque with a dog,” he said.

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