Imam who claimed not wearing a hijab invited rape attempts to rape a woman.

(Trigger warnings out the yin yang)

Yet another story that makes satire impossible…

Earlier this year, an Islamic Imam and mufti by the name of Shahid Mehdi said that women who don’t wear a hijab are entitled to the same respect and rights as all other women.

Wait, no.  That’s not right.  What he actually said is that a woman who is not wearing an appropriate piece of cloth over her head deserves to be the victim of sexual assault.

Women are not entitled to respect when they walk around without a Hijab. They are to blame for it when they are attacked,” Imam Shahid Mehdi said.

“All the crimes that occur against women is because they are not covered. When they are not covered, you have no respect for them. ”

“She disobeys her master, there are two places in the Qur’an has ordered her to cover themselves (…) Women make a clean society dirty when they walk around without a Hijab. They are not entitled to respect and are not valuable as those who wear a Hijab. ”

And, unlike so many other religious believers, Mehdi has demonstrated the courage of his convictions by attempting to rape a woman.  He was later arrested (three cheers for Europe and its more secular laws), and just like he blamed anybody but himself for his lack of restraint or respect for the autonomy of others, you can bet he’d never admit to the police that it was his fault he was in handcuffs.  Nope!  The police had to be racist:

During the interrogation he refused to plead guilty and believes that the accusation is based on racism because he has Pakistani roots.

Not sure how he arrived at the conclusion he was arrested for sexual assault because European society loathes Pakistanis and not because they loathe sexual assault…but there you go.  Maybe he has faith.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.