Thursday, October 26, 2006


In a recent sermon, Sheik Taj Aldin al Hilali (an Australian Muslim cleric) claimed, "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside ... without cover, and the cats come to eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat's?" "The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred." So, in other words, men are merely animals who have no control over their animal instincts and are therefore entitled to rape any woman who does not wear a hijab (a Muslim headdress)? They have no inherent sense of right or wrong and so it is understandable, if they do rape, because it was the woman's fault anyway because she tempted the man with her bare head? Oh, for Goodness sakes! This is so representative of the pre-historic mentality that these Islamic/non secular Muslims have. Women as chattel. Women as nothing more than conduits for childbearing or fulfilling a 'man's' sexual pleasure.

I had just been thinking about this issue recently. I remember traveling around Europe several years ago, during a particularly hot summer, and noticing that many of the female Arab tourists were dressed in full Muslim regalia (some even in niqabs), and yet their men were in jeans and t-shirts. I was incensed at the inequity and felt terrible for the women. Here the men were nice and cool in their western clothing and their women, I knew, must be sweltering under their heavy robes.

I'll admit, a certain amount of modesty is commendable. Frankly, the way some of our young women dress today I find almost obscene and overly provocative. Jeans down to below the navel could provoke some sexual predator to rape, but to say that a woman's bare head is like meat to a cat is truly asinine!

Hilali claimed he was not condoning rape after his comments elicited many complaints and demands for his resignation. We shall see if this happens!

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