Despite insisting The Australian misrepresented the sermon delivered at his mosque in southwest Sydney in September, two independent translations of the Ramadan address were even more damning of the sheik.
In a clear reference to the notorious Sydney gang rapists, Sheik Hilali said in the sermon: "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," he tells his worshippers with a chuckle.
"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."
Iktimal Hage-Ali, who was the youngest woman on the Prime Minister's council, said her community was "outraged by the mufti's comments".
"We've spent so long trying to build bridges and break down these misconceptions about Islam," she said. "I really think he needs to stand down. This is not the way we view women in our community. Women are respected and they have equal rights, but who is going to believe us now, when we say that?"
Years of taqiyya down the drain. **Sob**
This is one of the funniest Islamic-style Q&As I've ever read. Allah be praised! Link via Junk Yard Blog.