Even though the notorious Sheikh Al-Hilali, who blamed women for their own rape, has taken a leave of absence, things are getting worse in Australia. You see, Australian judges discriminate against Muslim rapists — which charge is an attempt to lessen rape sentences in Australia, as part of the larger makeover of Australian society after the pattern of Islamic law. An update by Cameron Stewart and Richard Kerbaj in The Australian, with thanks to Rosie:
THE leader of Australia’s most radical Islamic group has fuelled the Taj al-Din al-Hilaly controversy by accusing Australian judges of discriminating against Muslim rapists.
As Sheik Hilaly yesterday took “indefinite leave” from preaching after a “heart attack”, The Australian can reveal Melbourne cleric Sheik Mohammed Omran told his flock on Friday that rapes committed by Australian non-Muslims – such as “bikies” or “football stars” – were treated more leniently than those committed by Muslims.
“I feel there is no justice here. Not 60 years and someone else three years and they did the same crime. Why?” Sheik Omran told worshippers at his Brunswick mosque.
“They make a big fuss about these kids because one of them, his name is Mohamed. Even if you kill someone you don’t go for 60 years,” he said, referring to Sydney’s 2000 gang rapes in which Lebanese Muslim Bilal Skaf was initially sentenced to 55 years jail, but later had the sentence reduced on appeal.
“This is where I think everything has gone unbalanced,” Sheik Omran said. “We don’t support criminals or crimes, but at same time we want justice for everyone.”
Sheik Omran strongly defended the besieged mufti, who until yesterday had defiantly resisted demands from Muslims and the wider community to step aside for likening women to uncovered meat and suggesting rape victims should be held responsible for enticing attackers….
Sheik Omran, one of the country’s most outspoken and controversial fundamentalist clerics, said on Friday that attacks on Sheik Hilaly were attacks on Islam.
“His name is a mufti and we should respect that name – we should respect the turban on his head,” Sheik Omran said in the sermon, an audio copy of which was posted on his Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaah Association website yesterday. “This is the sign of a scholar – you are not attacking Sheik Taj here, you are attacking the scholars, you are attacking Islam.”
Sheik Omran has said bin Laden was a good man and the US, rather than the al-Qaeda leader, was behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.