Sunday, October 29, 2006

Great "Scholars" Think Alike

After Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali's outrageous statements about women recently, some reports tried to focus on criticism by the Muslim community. However, it seems he has some rather staunch support from a senior cleric in England.

Abduljalil Sajid, a senior figure in the Muslim Council of Britain, supported Hilali’s views, by saying that “loose women like prostitutes” encouraged men to be immoral. “As far as I am concerned he is a great scholar and he has a great knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence,” Sajid added.

Dr Sajid said that he had advised the sheikh, in the future, to think before he spoke.

However, after the meeting with Dr Sajid, Sheikh al-Hilali told a media contingent inquiring if he would resign: “After we clean the world of the White House first.”

What a charitable and peaceloving duo. And, now, perhaps joining them is another imam in England who has been accused of defending the execution of sexually-active gay people as "justified".

Everywhere you turn this alleged minority of madness keeps spouting its barbaric religious dogma and threatening the civilized world with its imposition. Is the world willing to allow this return to the dark ages?

Read more at Timesonline.


Add one more: Iranian Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has issued a fatwa that it is legitimate for men to hit their disobedient wives. Shirazi, one of the leading clerics of the Shiite holy city of Qom, wrote on his website that "the Koran first of all advises a man to try and convince his wife to obey to him in a polite way and through advice, then by refusing to have sexual relations with her and, finally, if all this will have failed to make her reason, with physical punishment."

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