A Sydney Muslim leader has apologised for making controversial comments that rape victims had no-one to blame but themselves …
The sheik backed away from his earlier comments, claiming he had been misunderstood and had made a mistake.
“I know I said something not thinking at that time. However, with all honesty from the depths of my heart I never meant it like this,” Sheik Mohamad told the Ten network.
“Maybe I should have said it another way meaning they are attracting to themselves and are partly to blame but not fully to blame.”
At least he’s updated his views from mid-16th century to somewhere close to 1743 or so. The Nine Network has video.
UPDATE. Australian Muslims reject the Sheik:
Sydney’s Islamic community has condemned one of its own leaders who claimed rape victims had no one to blame but themselves.
Angry Muslims inundated Arabic-speaking radio stations to deplore the controversial comments of Sheik Faiz Mohamad.
Arabic radio station 2ME morning host Anis Ghanem said he was inundated with calls from people outraged by the comments.
He said the station had received more than 100 calls, with just three defending the Sheik’s right to free speech …
An on-line poll on the IslamicSydney website registered 280 votes, with 87.5 per cent disagreeing with the Sheik’s comments.