It’s hard out here for a cleric
Poor Australian Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilali complains that his remarks comparing women to ‘uncovered meat’ and laying most of the responsibility for rape on them, were taken out of context. He feels he’s being treated unfairly for that one remark, which he concedes “may not have been appropriate for Western culture”.
OK, here’s some context: Excerpts of al-Hilali’s speech. Go check it out.
Personally, I’m having a difficult time imagining the context that would redeem the cleric’s remarks. He goes on at length: it’s 90% the woman’s fault. He has a solution: when rape occurs, punish the man… and jail the woman for life. Because women are the tools of Satan.
Oh, and Christians and Jews are going to hell, too.