Monday, October 30, 2006

Aussie rape-mongering Imam to step down?

Australian Muslim leader Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilaly, who caused a bit of a shit-storm with his comments likening rape victims to uncovered meat left out for cats, said from his hospital sickbed that he may step down. The Imam reportedly suffered chest pains and collapsed during a meeting with other Australian Muslim leaders at his Lakemba mosque.

Reading between the lines, I suspect what really happened is that he was persuaded by others in attendance that this was a way for him to exit stage left and still save face. In the backlash of his outrageous comments, al-Hilaly declared he'd never quit until the world was "clean of the White House". Not that that the others in attendance necessarily disagree with al-Hilaly. He was just overplaying their hand.

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