Yet another Muslim cleric shows the real Islam
see "Cleric 'should go for rape comments'" (The Australian, 10/26/06) http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20647517-1702,00.html At least there is a government somewhere which recognizes the equivalent of "The Constitution is not a suicide pact". The leading Muslim cleric in Australia, in an interview with Australia's Channel 9 on Thursday, said that women who had been raped (and gang-raped) by Muslim men were like "uncovered meat". From an AP story on the interview: According to a transalation from the Arabic, the cleric said "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside ... 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," he was quoted as saying, referring to the head scarf worn by some Muslim women. Australia's federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner (can you believe that job exists?) Pru Goward said that the cleric should be deported for inciting violence. I heartily argree. We are fortunate in the United States to have a relatively small and relatively well-integrated Muslim community. And of course we have a First Amendment which protects free speech rights. But we must be supportive of countries like Australia and Holland which have much larger, unintegrated, and often criminal Muslim immigrant populations...supportive of measures our friends take to rid themselves of the scourge of radical Islam (as if there is any really other kind of Islam.) We must also support our government's continuing efforts to keep radical Muslim clerics from getting visas to come here, even if for "academic" purposes. This war against radical Islam (again, that probably means against Islam itself at the end of the day) is going to get much worse before it gets better. Unfortunately for Americans, just 5 years after 9/11 many people are already incredibly naive about the threat we face.
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