In a news article on Yahoo news today, a Muslim cleric in Australia compared women who walk around with their heads uncovered to that of uncovered meat.

Hilali was quoted in The Australian newspaper Thursday as saying in the sermon: “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside … without cover, and the cats come to eat it … whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat’s?”

“The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred,” he was quoted as saying, referring to the headdress worn by some Muslim women.


He went on to say that he was not condoning rape with his sermon.

“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,” he said.

The duty of the man is to avert his glance. Well, that should just about cover it. Remember, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but we should be aware of all violence against women.