The top Muslim cleric in Australia is catching well-deserved criticism after providing an unusual spiritual message:
In a sermon marking the end of Ramadan, Sheikh Taj el-Din Al Hilali told worshippers in Sydney that women who display their bodies were like "uncovered meat". He said that women should stay hidden at home, or wear the hijab, or Islamic scarf, in public.
"If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park ... and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it?
"The cats or the uncovered meat?"
[Note: See the prior post on The Dark Ages.]