Support for al-Hilali from the senior Muslim cleric in Australia, defending Sharia provisions about women not venturing out alone. “Men ‘provoked’ into sex assaults: imam,” by Amanda O’Brien for The Australian, with thanks to Western Resistance, where there is a great deal of illuminating background:
THE most senior Muslim cleric in Western Australia has called on women not to leave their homes unaccompanied and insists sexual assaults happen only because “the man is provoked”.
The comments, which follow those of Taj Din al-Hilali comparing women to uncovered meat, were condemned by Premier AlanCarpenter as “totally unacceptable”.
Imam Abdul Jalil Ahmad yesterday said women would be safer if they dressed appropriately and did not go out alone.
The imam rejected the idea that women were to blame for rapes, as suggested by Sheik Hilali last week, but urged women to protect themselves as he said assaults happened when men were provoked.
“Crime is always the fault of the criminal, but sometimes we have to take also preventative measures, like you would secure your home,” he said.
“Especially when they are alone, there’s a problem. That’s why the ideal is to have company with them all the time.
“They should try to take precautions, to wear (clothes) decently, not necessarily to cover from top to toe.
“In democratic countries they are free to dress as they like but you see the assault only happens because the man is provoked sexually or something like that.”