“The mufti loves women in the same measure he loves Jews.”
October 27, 2006
Yesterday, Fausta wrote Uncovered Meat, a post in which she discussed the remarks make by an Australian mufti that blamed unveiled non Muslim women for their own rapes and assaults.
We discussed Fausta’s post and added our won remarks in Walking In Traffic. We noted the connection between the pretend religion of radical Islam and the left:
Radical Islam and the Left also stifle what real religion encourages.
Real religion encourage and demands that we upset the status quo and challenge the current state of affairs. In our response, we see new horizons. As we once noted, ‘Like the School of Paris painters at the beginning of the 20th century that forced us to look at the world in a way that wasn’t necessarily representational, religious thinkers provide the chaos we need to grow. God may be Mozart and Rembrandt, but He is no less Picasso and Coltrane.’
Radical Muslims and the Left cannot abide that kind of growth and that kind of challenge. They cannot accept that God made room for all kinds of believers and non believers. They cannot accept that free will no longer had any fine print attached to it.
The Australian mufti has ‘apologized’- and is being defended by his daughter and many in his flock. The Islamic Friendship Council of Australia says that “…all his good work has been forgotten in the rush to defend him.”
As is always the case, it he who is the victim- and we ought to be ashamed of ourselves and as his daughter notes, ‘leave him alone.’ His remarks were ‘misinterpreted and misunderstood.’
Of course they were.
Just like his remarks on the Holocaust. The Australian reported:
THE nation’s Islamic leader, Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, has dismissed the Holocaust as a “Zionist lie” in a series of fiery sermons in which he also lashed out at the West and the US-led occupation of Iraq…
…the mufti stood by his sermons: “We are always saddened and always remember with great sorrow what Nazism did to the Jewish people,” he said in a statement.
Despite his civilized ‘clarification’ he also had the following to say:
In a February sermon, Sheik Hilali attacked the Western press for being afraid to admit that the Holocaust was “a ploy made by the Zionists”.
He also trivialised the number of Jews killed by the Nazis.
“What’s that six million all about? Is there six million?”, said the Egyptian-born cleric, before calling on Muslims worldwide to boycott Danish goods over the publication of cartoons that offended Muslims for their depiction of the prophet Mohammed.
“The West say we have freedom and freedom of speech,” he told thousands of his followers on February 3. “But journalism stops and shuts up when it discusses the burning of the Jews – the Holocaust — the Zionist lie and the industry that the West deals in.”
In another Friday sermon, delivered two weeks ago at Lakemba Mosque – titled The Zionists Murder Palestinians and the World Watches and the Muslims Are Silent – he called the US the breeders of oppression and labelled Israel a “cancer that is planted in the heart of the Ummah (Muslim community)”.
It isn’t hard to understand why the mufti is so often ‘misunderstood.’ Another report by The Australian noted that
A senior Liberal MP today urged the Federal Government to consider action against the leader of Australia’s Muslims for praising Islamic suicide bombers and calling for a holy war against Israel.
The Mufti of Australia, Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali, made the comments in recent sermons and interviews in Lebanon, according to an internet dispatch by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)…
But a spokesman for the Sydney-based Mufti said he had been taken out of context…
“We are proud of the Islamic resistance in Palestine, Lebanon, Kashmir…,” Sheik Alhilali is reported to have said.
“We support the resistance and support, with all our might, the martyrdom operations carried out by the Palestinian liberation movements, operations that are a legitimate act against the cruel occupation, according to all international norms and conventions.”
The Mufti is also reported to have called in a sermon in Sidon for a jihad, or holy war, against Israel, adding: “The war waged by the US and Israel against the Muslims is a cruel war aimed at annihilating the (Islamic) nation.”
The Mufti’s spokesman in Sydney, Keysar Trad, said MEMRI had taken the Muslim leader out of context.
“The Mufti is a proponent of peace and peaceful solutions to any conflict,” he told ABC radio.
“I spoke to him today and he assured me that the context in which he made his message was not in the way that it was reported by these people.“
Yes, ‘those people‘ deliberately misinterpreted his desire for peace,’with that ‘cancer in heart of the ummah,’ to be brought about with ‘all our might’ and ‘martrdom operations.’
The mufti also referred to the events of 9/11 as ‘God’s work.’ From the Sydney Morning Herald:
The powerful leader of Australia’s 300,000 Muslims, Sheik Taj el-Din Al Hilaly, has praised the September 11 terrorist attacks as “God’s work”…
Sheik Al Hilaly, who is based at the Lakemba mosque, last week vehemently denied that he called for a jihad against Israel in one of his sermons. But a translation of a sermon, delivered at the Sidon mosque in Lebanon and obtained by The Sun-Herald, is littered with references to Arab martyrs and Americans being punished by God.
Sheik Al Hilaly spoke of an “Islamic revolution”, and told his audience not to be surprised if one day a muezzin called out “Allah is Great!” from the “top of the White House”…
“September 11 is God’s work against oppressors,” he said. “Some of the things that happen in the world cannot be explained; a civilian airplane whose secrets cannot be explained, if we ask its pilot who reached his objective without error: ‘Who led your steps?’
“Or if we ask the giant that fell: ‘Who humiliated you?’ Or if we ask the president: ‘Who made you cry?’ God is the answer.”
Declaring there was a “war on infidels” around the world, the Mufti praised the boy who, “despite his mother’s objections”, went to war to become a martyr…
Of course, his remarks were ‘misunderstood.’
The Australian Herald Sun reported as follows:
We should be grateful Australia’s most senior Islamic cleric has trekked to Baghdad to save the life of Australian hostage Douglas Wood.
But the Mufti of Australia, Sheik Taj El-Din El-Hilaly, has at the same time shown — again — that not all the Muslim extremists who threaten us are in Iraq.
Surely now even his closest supporters see that this man of hate should no longer represent our Muslims.
Hilaly on the weekend filmed an appeal in Arabic for Wood’s kidnappers to spare the life of the 63-year-old engineer, who had been bashed, shaved bald, and threatened with execution if coalition forces were not pulled out of Iraq.
Hilaly is a Sunni extremist, like the men believed to hold Wood, and in his appeal, broadcast in Iraq, he told them: “We value your jihad and your efforts.”
But, he added: “We call upon you to do something for the sake of our community and all Australian society, which does not support (Prime Minister John) Howard’s pro-American policies. You know the Australian forces in Iraq are protected by American forces and don’t do anything — it’s all politics.”
I can think of only one plausible way to read this — our senior Islamic cleric values the terrorists who kill and kidnap countless victims, most of them Iraqis. And he wants Wood freed because killing him won’t help Muslims here, most Australians already think Howard is a toady, and the real enemy is America.
Of course, excuses were immediately made for the Mufti, as they always are when he is discovered vilifying Jews or Americans, or praising suicide bombers and terrorists…
Another member of Howard’s group, Sheik Taj Al-Din Al-Hilali, the Mufti of Australia, met Hezbollah’s leader in Lebanon two years again, and enthused: “I praised it and its sacrifice. Hezbollah has become a model for all the mujahideen in the world.”
But, how Howard ever came to select Hilali as a “moderate” adviser in the first place is a mystery, given he has vilified Jews, praised suicide bombers as “heroes” and called the September 11 attacks “God’s work against oppressors”.
‘In 1988 he gave a speech at Sydney University in which he extended the hand of brotherly love to the Jewish people. Not. Some snippets of the speech:
- ‘Heroic children of the intifada…’‘The Jews struggle with humanity is as old as history itself; the present continuing struggle with the Islam nation is a natural continuation of the Jews enmity towards the human race as a whole.”” Judaism controls the world by…secret movements as the destructive doctrines and groups, such as communism, libertinism, Free Masons, Baha’ism, the Rotary clubs, the nationalistic and racist doctrines.”“The Jews try to control the world through sex, then sexual perversion, then the promotion of espionage, traitory, and economic hording.”“The most significant results has been the intifada of the stone children in the occupied land which intifada has thrown the Israeli and international plans into disarray…”“I ask Allah Almighty who has gathered here us here…to liberate Palestine under a pure, clean, pious Islamic banner”
No word from his daughter or defenders on how he was ‘misunderstood.’
The mufti loves women in the same measure he loves Jews.
In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it … whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?
“The uncovered meat is the problem.”
The sheik then said: “If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred.”
He said women were “weapons” used by “Satan” to control men.
“It is said in the state of zina (adultery), the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement (igraa).”
Nice man, don’t you think?