Of Middle Australian Appearance

Australia's most senior Islamic cleric, Sheik Taj Al-Din Hilali, was justly slapped down by the community after he described women who did not wear the hijab (headdress) as "uncovered meat." In a Ramadan sermon in September, the mufti also told his flock that women, by the way they dress and act, were to blame for sexual assault. When the comments were reported in late October by the Australian newspaper, the nation's leaders condemned Hilali. After he apologized, claiming his words were taken out of context, Hilali fell into the arms of his physicians. He rode out the storm behind a floral...

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