Sunday, April 27, 2008

Yearning for the functional simplicity of Sharia law: The Parable of the Uncovered Meat

This is old news if you happen to live in Australia, but may be of significant use to those of us in America who are still trying to instill a common definition of rape into our culture.

The Sydney gang rapes, which occurred in 2000, involved (as Wikipedia relates):

. . . a series of gang rape attacks by a group of up to fourteen Lebanese Australian men led by Bilal Skaf, against white[1] Australian girls, some as young as 14, in Sydney, Australia. . . . [resulting in sentences of] more than 240 years in jail time handed out to nine men.


The problem, however, has been explained by Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, as one of uncovered meat.

Here's the scoop from our friend Jim Fryar at Real-World Libertarian:

Sydney-based Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali alluded to the infamous Sydney gang rapes, suggesting the attackers were not entirely to blame.

While not specifically referring to the rapes, brutal attacks on four women for which a group of young Lebanese men received long jail sentences, Sheik Hilali said there were women who "sway suggestively" and wore make-up and immodest dress ... "and then you get a judge without mercy and gives you 65 years".

"But the problem, but the problem all began with who?" he asked.

In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?

"The uncovered meat is the problem."

The sheik then said: "If she was in her room, in her home, in her
hijab, no problem would have occurred."

He said women were "weapons" used by "Satan" to control men.

"It is said in the state of
zina (adultery), the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement."


This problem of uncovered meat thus thoroughly explains why, in February 2008, when a school fire occurred in Mecca the police had to beat the female students trying to escape the conflagration, resulting in at least fifteen deaths. You see, as Becky explains it, "If this bothers you, please consider how fortunate it is that the police were able to shield the boys from the sight of girl hair."

And since Sharia law may be coming to a western liberal democracy near you (England, sooner or later, says the Archbishop of Canterbury), all those murky feminist concepts like consent can simply be ignored in the face of a simple formulation: If it's meat, and it's uncovered, it's yours to do with as you will.

Speaking as a husband and father, I know this clarifies things for me--and simultaneously eliminates all that pesky Catholic guilt.

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