I am Proud to Be "Uncovered Meat"

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According to BBC:

In a recent sermon, Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali said women who did not wear a hijab (head dress) were like "uncovered meat”...

"If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside... and the cats come and eat it... whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat?" he asked.

The uncovered meat is the problem, he went on to say.

"If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred," he added.

[After an ensuing uproar, an apology was issued.] I unreservedly apologise to any woman who is offended by my comments. I had only intended to protect women's honour," the statement published in The Australian said.

Women in our Australian society have the freedom and the right to dress as they choose… Whether a man endorses or not a particular form of dress, any form of harassment of women is unacceptable.

A spokesman for Sheikh Hilali earlier said the quote had been taken out of context and referred not to sexual assault, but to sexual infidelity.

Well, thank goodness that was clarified! I am so glad that exposing my heathen head of hair does not mean that it is OK to rape or assault me, but assuming that I am going to cheat on my husband is fair game. Whew. Lock me up and throw away the key before I get my hoochie ass into trouble.

Suzanne keeps her other head covered at Campaign for Unshaved Snatch (CUSS) & Other Rants


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