Won’t you come home Hilali, won’t you come home?

Many Australians would like to see Sheik Taj Aldin al-Hilali ride off into the sunset and disappear forever from our shores, but I take the opposite view.

Every time he opens his mouth and spews forth his venomous tirades, I sit back and chuckle, because he is exposing the extreme views among his own people. Australians have to learn that some people accept citizenship under false pretences. These people have no intention of respecting the laws and culture of the land which welcomed them. They even go so far as to declare that their Shariah laws override our Australian laws.

After years of warning that radical Muslims are harmful to Australian society, we have every right to say “We told you so.” The Imams have obtained citizenship by swearing allegiance to our nation and yet there are a few of them like Hilali who try to undermine our society.

Hilali himself badmouths Australia as often as he can on his trips to the Middle East. His latest outrage is to call on all Muslims to support Tehran in its struggle against the West, i.e the enemies of Islam. He is even being investigated right now for fraudulently supporting terrorists by redirecting funds to them.

He has upset so many people by his anti-Australian speeches that even the politicians are openly criticising him. What a relief to see political correctness being replaced by good old-fashioned common sense at last.

So that’s why I say Hilali should come back from Iran and keep talking. And better still, I want to hear Keysar Trad keep on telling us that the Mufti is misunderstood and is always taken out of context. Hilali is really a very nice guy, a scholar in fact, according to Trad.

Australians have to learn that there are many more radical Muslims here than was first thought. The fact that the Muslim leaders either can’t find a way of dismissing al-Hilali from his position as Mufti, or don’t want to, is further evidence that he has strong support from his own people.

Keep talking, Hilali, cause every time you speak and Keysar Trad explains, the people of Australia are getting an education.

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4 thoughts on “Won’t you come home Hilali, won’t you come home?

  1. What nonsense! Hilali speaks to Muslims, not for them. Or do you think that Israel’s last ambassador to Australia was speaking for Jews (here or in Israel) when he made his racist statements? Does the Pope’s (or George Pell’s) opposition to condoms reveal anything about Catholics think about condoms? Does Philip Ruddock’s views reveal what all Australians think about gay marriage or David Hicks?

    And I see that it’s now ‘anti-Australian’ to support Iran over the US on nuclear non-proliferation. Nuclear non-proliferation and the appropriate response to Iran’s programme is a political issue on which reasonable (and unreasonable) people can differ. Or is what John Howard says (or is it John Laws) what all Australians must think?

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  2. Jeremy, when Hilali speaks he acts as a spokesman for the Muslim community. That is why he spoke to the media about Muslims issues. He also makes outrageous statements that are meant to incite his own community and the Australian public at large. You will remember that he said that those two Lebanese rapists were put in jail even though they weren’t guilty.As for the Israeli ambassador, he was acting as a representative of his government. His comments were unwise but the Jewish community here did not rally to his support in the same way that the Muslims of Lakemba are still rallying to Hilali’s side. It has taken a very long time for some Muslims here to speak up and say that Hilali’s words were unacceptable. In fact, the initial reaction was silence and then we got Keysar Trad and then when things did not quieten down, a couple of Muslim leaders spoke up, but not in a condemnatory way.
    Nobody is saying that Hilali speaks for all Muslims. As a matter of fact, I said that his support comes from the radical Muslims, if you really read my blog carefully. He does not represent moderate Muslims, nor those who are happy to follow the social norms of Australian life. I see Hilali as a hypocrite who feigns illness and has to use oxygen to breathe when events heat up and then not long afterwards he travels overseas. At one stage I remember that his supporters said he may not have long to live, so serious was his heart condition.He is acting.
    If we are to talk about the pope, he definitely gives directives to his flock. They may or may not follow his directives according to how seriously they respect their Catholicism. Similarly, the Muslims at Lakemba are meant to follow the advice of their mufti. He is their spiritual leader, after all. I suspect that your real objection lies in the fact that I don’t want Hilali to go away. My pragmatism is much more developed than that of John Laws, but then I come from much more cynical stock capable of very lateral thinking.
    As for the Iranians, as I said in a previous blog, my objection lies in the leadership and not the people of Iran, who are its victims as well.

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  3. Spiritual leader? A Mufti interprets Sharia (the Islamic legal system.) Most of his controversial statements are nothing to do with his job. And, unlike Catholicism, Islam doesn’t have a hierarchy, so Muslims are free to take or leave his advice on any topic. His appointment, current support and eventual dismissal are the product of politics amongst different Muslim groups in Australia. If the various Christian sects were foolish enough to appoint a joint leader for all of them, they’d be in a similar mess. As were Australia’s Jews, who may not have rallied to support the last ambassador, but were hardly vocal in condemning him (for what you call his lack of wisdom), especially before the Israeli government acted. Minority groups usually express their criticisms internally.

    I wasn’t aware of Hilaly’s claim that some of the gang rapists were innocent. His main comment on that topic was to blame the victims for their rapes. Similar views are probably held by many Australians, and indeed were voiced on national television by the previous Governor-General (an example of why appointing religious leaders to leadership positions outside their sect is a bad idea.)

    As for your desire for Hilali to remain so that the tightly-kept secret that there are objectionable Muslims will be revealed in the nightly news, you’re in fine company. For similar reasons, Bin Laden wants Bush to remain America’s President, Bush wants Ahmedinejad to remain Iran’s President and Ahmedinejad wants Katsav to remain Israel’s President.

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  4. You are playing word games here. By saying that the young girls who were gang raped asked for it, Hilali is trying to take away culpability for the rape and place it on the victims,
    You are probably not aware that when a visiting Israeli scholar recently warned that further Muslim immigration to Australia would cause problems, the Jewish body who brought him out, publically disassociated themselves from him and publically announced that they will not support his visit here.
    I personally thought that this was a very ethical action on the part of the ECAJ.
    It is the sort of action that I would have liked to see coming from the Muslim community. Well, I waited as did the rest of Australia and what happened? Zilch. Oh that’s right, Tonto, alias Keysar Trad tasted shoe polish once again.

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