Al-Hilali, you see, like so many other Islamic spokesmen, and like the core Islamic texts, is simply operating at another level. Mere infidels can’t understand him, or the Qur’an, or anything else Islamic. When they call for jihad against infidels, when al-Hilali says women are to blame if they are raped, their words don’t mean what they appear to mean. When the Qur’an says a man may beat his disobedient wife, it doesn’t really mean what it appears to mean. It is all just so complex, you see. So easily misunderstood. When al-Hilali’s words are reported, it is the media’s fault. Not his. When someone writes about what the Qur’an actually says, he does it because he hates Islam and Muslims. Got it now?
From Australia’s ABC News Online, with thanks to all who sent this in:
The new Mufti of Australia says his predecessor, Sheikh Taj el-Din Al Hilali is a good man who has been misunderstood by the media.
Sheikh Fehmi Naji El-Imam has taken on the role as the Mufti of Australia after Sheikh Al Hilali decided not to continue on as the top Australian imam yesterday.
Speaking at his Melbourne mosque, Sheikh El-Imam tried to avoid questions about his controversial predecessor, who once compared scantily clad women to pieces of meat.
The new mufti says his predecessor is a good man and has urged the media to be more accepting of people from other cultures.
“As we say there is a freedom of speech in this country – fair enough, let us have freedom of speech,” he said.
He has also blamed the media for labelling Sheikh Al Hilali as controversial and says he wants to see a better relationship with a more accepting media in the future….
Sheikh El-Imam says his predecessor has a good side and has been misunderstood.
“Maybe sometimes you let your tongue go too far, but still maybe you don’t mean to harm others,” he said.