Friday, October 27, 2006
Mad Dogs and Mullahs
A Disgusting Man
Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilali, is Mufti of Australia's largest mosque. "Mufti" means a Muslim scholar who interprets the shari'a (The code of law based on the Koran). Sheik al-Hilali made it clear that when it came to stupid, bigoted statements he was not going to let Rev. Pat Robertson take the front seat. Take a deep breath. Speaking at his Lakemba Mosque, this is what he said about women:
But when it comes to adultery, it's 90 per cent the women's responsibility. Why? Because a woman possesses the weapon of seduction. It is she who takes off her clothes, shortens them, flirts, puts on make-up and powder and takes to the streets, God protect us, dallying. It's she who shortens, raises and lowers. Then it's a look, then a smile, then a conversation, a greeting, then a conversation, then a date, then a meeting, then a crime, then Long Bay jail. (laughs).
"Then you get a judge, who has no mercy, and he gives you 65 years.
"But when it comes to this disaster, who started it? In his literature, scholar al-Rafihi says: 'If I came across a rape crime – kidnap and violation of honour – I would discipline the man and order that the woman be arrested and jailed for life.' Why would you do this, Rafihi? He says because if she had not left the meat uncovered, the cat wouldn't have snatched it."
"If you take a kilo of meat, and you don't put it in the fridge or in the pot or in the kitchen but you leave it on a plate in the backyard, and then you have a fight with the neighbour because his cats eat the meat, you're crazy. Isn't this true?
"If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, is it the fault of the cat or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem.
"If the meat was covered, the cats wouldn't roam around it. If the meat is inside the fridge, they won't get it.
"If the meat was in the fridge and it (the cat) smelled it, it can bang its head as much as it wants, but it's no use.
"If the woman is in her boudoir, in her house and if she's wearing the veil and if she shows modesty, disasters don't happen.
His supporters are no less disgusting. Where are the enlightened Muslims ? Why do they remain largely silent ? Pat Robertson and his ilk may have their supporters but here in America they face a lot of ridicule when they open their mouth to utter hateful, nonsensical opinions.