Australia Muslim Cleric: Illustration of the global Islamist takeover

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

25 March 2007: It’s it happening on a global scale and is happening in the United States: the “Islamist global project of domination.” A vivid example of this “Islamist doctrine creep” into free society is quite apparent in Australia, where a controversial Muslim cleric has been endorsed as the supreme leader of Australia’s 300,000 Muslims - the “Mufti of Australia,” a position he has held since 1988. Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, 67, and an Australian citizen, is the Muslim who created a firestorm of controversy last year when he effectively mandated women to be fully covered from head-to-toe in the most restrictive of Islamic garb, adding that women who do not wear the traditional veil “invite rape” upon themselves. Standing before a packed congregation at Sydney’s largest mosque, Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali stated that a woman in revealing clothes was herself to blame for sexual assault “because if she hadn’t left the meat uncovered the cat wouldn’t have snatched it.”

The very same Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali also believes that Muslim immigrants had a greater entitlement to the country than those who arrived at the time of colonial settlement, stating earlier this year: “We came as free people, we bought our own tickets, we are entitled to Australia more than they are.”

Prime Minister John Howard along with New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma urged “moderate Muslims,” or the general Muslim population to distance themselves from the divisive talk and replace al- Hilali as the leader of the Musims. Instead, clerics from around Australia met in Sydney and overwhelmingly decided that Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali should keep the post of Mufti of Australia.

Al-Hilali has also denied the Holocaust, consistently defends suicide bombers, and described the 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. as “God’s work against oppressors.” He also blamed Jews for “all the wars and problems that threaten the peace and stability of all the world.”

Endorsements of radical Muslim clerics by Muslims masses are happening on a global scale. As in Australia, the “Islamist global project of domination” is alive and well in America. Talk out against it and one becomes labeled as “Islamophobic.” Report suspicious behavior on an aircraft and prepare to be named in a lawsuit.

The tactics are slightly different, but the end game is the same.