In a stunning display of stupidity, Australia’s most senior Muslim cleric has managed to trump the Pope’s previous words of wisdom. During a sermon this Ramadan, Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali addressed 500 worshippers to share his wisdom on women and the hijab.
The beauty and eloquence of his words brought a tear to my eye and warmth to my heart. Sheikh Hilali began by claiming that women who did not wear a hijab (head dress) were like "uncovered meat". He continued:
If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside… and the cats come and eat it… whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem.
Read the article to get the whole story and see the rest of his charming quotes. Basically what he is saying is that women are inviting an assault if they don’t wear a hijab and dress conservatively. So do Muslim men not lack the ability to exercise restraint and therefor require their women to cover-up? I find his words very telling, as if he himself thinks about women in a dehumanizing manner.
What I find amusing is that once this story broke, Sheikh Hilali claimed that the words were not his and they were taken out of context. Hmmmm, reminds me of a certain Pope using the words of Emperor Manual II Paleologos. While theses two stories are somewhat similar, I can’t wait to see how the responses will differ.
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