Hilali sacking claims are ‘a gross exaggeration’
Not so fast: You see, he is sacked except when he isn’t. He is ’embarrassing’- except when he isn’t. Because after all he is a ‘good’ Muslim, (one recent poster even called him ‘a man of God’) and like it or not, he will be with us for as long as he lives. Unless of course he goes to the slammer for hate-speeches, incitement and terrorist activities, or our timid government strips him of citizenship and sends him back to Egypt. Fat chance!
First there was this:
CONTROVERSIAL Muslim leader Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly has been sacked by the peak Islamic body and the role of mufti has been abolished.
* You can’t read anything these days in the MSM that’s not ‘controversial’- and it just makes you puke that a convicted terrorist and traitor like Muhammed Dawoud aka Hicks is an ‘alleged’ terrorist. There are clearly many among us who have lost the plot.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC), which employed the mufti for more than 15 years, has severed all ties with him.
* Sure, just like the bin Laden family. Take it with a grain of salt.
But the sheik has retaliated by registering the title of mufti for himself and has vowed to carry on speaking on behalf of the Muslim community – even though no organisation wants him to represent them.
* That’s even more BS because he has thousands behind him and they will rally ’round him at the drop of a turban..
Sheikh Taj el-Din Al Hilali has not been sacked, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says. (File photo)AFP
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says speculation that the senior Muslim cleric, Sheikh Taj el-Din Al Hilali, has been sacked are a gross exaggeration.
Council president Ikebal Patel says no decision has been made on Sheikh Al Hilali’s future since the Australian National Imams Council met two weeks ago.
Mr Patel says Sheik Al Hilali has not been paid by the council for eight months, but he has not been sacked.
“He hasn’t been sacked and you know that is the wrong use of the word when you describe the mufti’s present position,” he said.
Mr Patel has asked for space for the community to work things out.
“The Australian Muslims through the Australian National Council of Imams should be given the time and also the respect to do its deliberation and decide as to what the process should be and who should be appointed as the mufti if at all there should be anyone in the position,” he said.
* Once again: For those who keep chewing the cud about ‘tiny minority of extremists’ and the old ‘can’t tar them all with one brush’ chestnut, a reminder that we are still looking for one, yes,- just ONE so-called ‘moderate Muslim’ who unequivocally distances him-or herself, from the mainstream Islam, which sounds like this