Friday, October 27, 2006

Outrage as Muslim cleric likens women to 'uncovered meat'

Daily Mail reported A Muslim cleric's claim that women who do not wear the veil are like 'uncovered meat' who attract sexual predators sparked outrage around Australia yesterday.

And what are women that wear the veil? Packaged meat?
Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, the nation's most senior Muslim cleric, compared immodestly-dressed women who do not wear the Islamic headdress with meat that is left uncovered in the street and is then eaten by cats.
So Muslim men are now cats? Cats are much more civilized.

AllahPundit blogged This is the senior-most Islamic cleric in Australia, mind you. I wonder, how did a member of the tiny minority of extremists rise to such prominence? Are Aussie Muslims disproportionately radical? Doesn’t sound like it — the article notes that his statements were roundly condemned.

Jawa blogged Unfortunately I’m not surprised. Same old Same old Islam. I'm encouraged by the backlash from other Muslim leaders. It's a step in the right direction. A man is not a cat. A man knows his actions. I thought the purpose of Islam was to make humans of animals. Not to excuse the animal from his behaviour. Maybe I'm wrong?

Andrew Sullivan blogged At the core of this kind of Islam is the notion of women as mere objects to men - and of men as sexual predators who cannot control their own desires. And that it is indeed incompatible with modern Western notions of basic equality and self-government.

Jihadi Du Jour blogged Hmmm...I had this same discussion with a fundamentalist Christian friend over the question of thongs at the beach. Uncovered meat, indeed. Somehow I don't think this is exactly the same thing as it is not likely that the thong wearer would get raped, TRIED, AND HANGED for brandishing the "weapons of enticement".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

3 words: Freedom of speech.....haha