Friday, April 29, 2005

Islamic leader blames women for rape

Sydney Morning Herald:

Political leaders have condemned comments from a Sydney Muslim leader that rape victims had no-one to blame but themselves.

Lebanese Sheik Faiz Mohamad, 34, has been quoted by a newspaper as telling a lecture at the Bankstown Town Hall, in south-western Sydney, that women who wore skimpy clothing teased men.

"A victim of rape every minute somewhere in the world. Why? No-one to blame but herself. She displayed her beauty to the entire world ...," Sheik Mohamed was quoted as saying in the lecture.

"Strapless, backless, sleeveless, nothing but satanic skirts, slit skirts, translucent blouses, mini skirts, tight jeans: all this to tease man and appeal to his carnal nature."

NSW Premier Bob Carr said the sheik could face criminal charges if he made comments which incited rapes.

"If anything the sheik says in future appears to be an incitement to the crime of rape ... I just want to assure him that the full force of the criminal law will be brought to bear," he told reporters.

News and Blogosphere:

Too bad rape is a crime of violence and not a crime of passion. This guy is an idiot

MEDIAEVAL IGNORANCE FROM A MUSLIM PREACHER IN AUSTRALIA

Aus. Leaders Condemn Cleric's Remarks on Rape

Satanic dress

Australian Cleric: Raped Women have Themselves to Blame

This just in...

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Muslim sheikh: women who are raped have incited men's lust by dressing immodestly and only have themselves to blame

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