Nice fellow. Australia’s top mufti. Compared women to “meat” and said that when it comes to rape, it’s women’s fault. Apologized taqiyya-style, then came out to tell the world what he really thinks:

AUSTRALIA’S leading Muslim cleric, Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilaly, says he will only resign when the world is “clean of the White House”.

After emerging from Friday prayers at Lakemba Mosque today, Sheik Hilaly was asked by a media pack whether he would quit over a speech in which he said scantily-dressed women invited rape.

“After we clean the world of the White House first,” the sheik said.

Supporters of the sheik cheered and applauded loudly at the comments, which were directed firmly at US President George W Bush.

What does that remind me of…? Oh yeah, this. But don’t, well, you know the drill.

Back to Mean Mr. Mufti.

The sheik has previously described Mr Bush, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Prime Minister John Howard as the axis of evil.

Despite calls from within the Islamic community for his resignation, Sheik Hilaly has been assured he has the support of grass-roots Muslims, a supporter said.

Undoubtedly he does. And not all of his support is grass-roots. Some of it is perched a little higher.

The Meat Mufti has been suspended from preaching for three months, but can’t be deported anywhere. He’s an Aussie citizen.

Who’s assimilating whom?