Thursday, October 26, 2006

Leaving the meat uncovered

Sheik Taj Din al-Hilaly, Australia's senior Islamic cleric, explains rape and how women serve Satan:

“If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park, or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, then whose fault will it be, the cats, or the uncovered meat’s? The uncovered meat is the disaster.

I just felt that I needed to share that. Pagan cat-owners, please don't be offended.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy. I just love being compared to a piece of meat, oh yes I do.

I should no longer be shocked that people think like this, and yet, I am.

-rimrunner @

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Herb said...

For what it's worth...

Muslim Cleric Apologizes for Rape Remark
By ROHAN SULLIVAN (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
October 26, 2006 1:57 PM EDT
Al-Hilali issued a statement Thursday saying The Australian had selectively quoted from the sermon, and that he was shocked at the reaction.

"I would like to unequivocally confirm that the presentation related to religious teachings on modesty and not to go to extremes in enticements," the statement said.

"This does not condone rape, I condemn rape," he said. "Women in our Australian society have the freedom and right to dress as they choose, the duty of man is to avert his glance or walk away."

3:00 PM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

He was "shocked," yes.

I am in mind of the famous dialog from Casablanca:

Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
Captain Renault: Everybody out at once!

3:14 PM  
Blogger cassiline said...

It has been my experience that the average man /should/ have greater self-control and higher reasoning than the average free-roaming cat.

7:15 PM  
Blogger gl. said...

oh, it hurts. shocked, indeed.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Luna said...

Yeah, he might have retracted his statements somewhat,but it's clear that he still thinks the "problem" is with the meat being uncovered. That the cats should avert their gaze does nothing to prove that they aren't secretly licking their chops. If the meat is only meat, then it has no ability to aspire to anything else and only waits to be consumed.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Of course, a man who rapes is simply following his nature, just like a cat who eats meat.

It is remarkable how many misogynists also seem to hate men.

10:35 AM  

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