“We are the ones who respect women and honor women … not you”

Zahar went on to say that Islamic traditions should be respected, and charged that Europe “promotes promiscuity and political hypocrisy,” according to the Reuters report. “We have the right to control our life according to our religion, not according to your religion. You have no religion. You are secular,” he was quoted as saying.

“You do not live like human beings… You accept homosexuality. And now you criticize us?” he went on. “We are the ones who respect women and honor women … not you.”