600. Whew. It’s been a long journey. And it’s not ending yet, sorry, haters. The site has changed a lot over the years, going from an all-out humor and satire site to what it is now, which is… a more mature and refined version of the same site. Let’s take a look at YDM600!
“September 11 is Allah’s work against oppressors.”
Sydney’s Lakemba Mosque is Australia’s largest. Its imam, Lebanese-born Taj el-Din Hamid Hilaly, was the self-appointed grand mufti of Australia and New Zealand, until certain comments of him forced him to step down from the position with which he had gifted himself. Talk about embarrassing.
If you’ve been with YDM since the beginning, you’ve probably heard everything you can possibly imagine coming from Muslims about Jews. Of course, Hilaly had his own thoughts he felt compelled to share on the subject: “The Jews’ struggle with humanity is as old as history itself; the present continuing struggle with the Islam nation is a natural continuation of the Jews’ enmity towards the human race as a whole,” he stated. Enmity toward the human race?! You mean engineering medical breakthroughs and promoting human rights worldwide? Of course, Hilaly, like most of his coreligionists, didn’t know when to shut up: “Judaism controls the world by… secret movements as the destructive doctrines and groups, such as communism, libertarianism, Freemasons, Baha’ism, the Rotary clubs, the nationalistic and racist doctrines. The Jews try to control the world through sex, then sexual perversion, then the promotion of espionage, treason, and economic hoarding.”
Basically, he claimed Jews promote all sorts of ideologies their religion either has nothing to do with or is opposed to – and what evidence did he cite? Oh wait, he’s a Muslim, so evidence be damned. Speaking of denying evidence, Hilaly ignored the huge amount of proof of the holocaust and called it a “Zionist lie.” Folks, this is one of Australia’s most respected Muslim leaders. Think for a minute – THIS is who Muslims look up to. What does that say about them?
In another sermon, Hilaly is quoted as saying, “Sons of Islam, there is a war of infidels taking place everywhere.” The war is not anything to do with us, it’s everything to do with violent jihadists invading our countries, leeching off of us, and assailing us and our values every chance they get. It’s a war which Islam is at fault for due to its repeated failure to demonstrate the capacity to coexist with systems that have opposing teachings.
Hilaly’s most infamous quote is a very disturbing sexist analogy. “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it… whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat?” Of course, by “uncovered meat,” he’s referring to uncovered women. “The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred.” So, lemme get this straight – women are supposed to stay home and wear bedsheets so men don’t rape them? Are you f**king kidding me? How about teaching men to respect women?! Oh wait, it’s Islam, where the woman is held at fault 99.9% of the time for a man’s actions against her. Hilaly claimed this quote was taken out of context, that he was trying to “protect the modesty of Muslim and non-Muslim women.” You don’t protect something you love by oppressing it.
“In the state of zina (fornication), the responsibility falls 90 percent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement (igraa).” I thought fornication was a mutual thing… both parties enticed one another. But again, we see a Muslim demonstrating my aforementioned point – the woman is always blamed.
In 2007, Hilaly made the bold assertion that Muslim immigrants have more right to Australia than the convicts who were shipped there before the nation was founded, and who ended up building the nation. “The Western people are the biggest liars and oppressors and especially the English race. The Anglo-Saxons who arrived in Australia arrived in shackles. We paid for passports from our own pockets. We have a right in Australia more than they have.” No, the people who are in Australia now have lived there their whole lives and have the right to be there. They are hard-working, taxpaying Aussie citizens, patriots, who want to preserve their secular society and its values. Compare that to Muslims, many of whom are not citizens, many are openly spiteful toward their host nation, and some don’t contribute a damn thing aside from the presence of a public enemy.
As I’m sure you’ve already figured out, many so-called “Islamophobic” attacks against mosques are actually perpetrated by Muslims looking to further their victim narrative. Hilaly is one such Muslim. In 2009, he was caught on camera vandalizing the Lakemba mosque. He later contacted police to report the staged crime. It was an effort to drum up support from Muslim and appeaser infidel alike; though it ended up backfiring because it made Aussies much more skeptical about the true nature of other alleged “Islamophobic” hate crimes.
Hilaly has also made numerous bold claims about Muslims having had a major role in Australia’s history, pre-colonization. He allegedly found a map of Alice Springs under the name “Mecca,” and claims numerous aboriginal customs are strikingly similar to those of Muslims. However, such rituals were performed by numerous tribes and groups around the globe, thus rendering it highly unlikely to impossible that Islam was responsible for their foundation.
Aside from all of that, Hilaly has also accused judges who sentenced Muslim rapists to long prison terms of racism, criticized the freedom of gays to marry, called Israel a “cancer,” and hinted at his support of jihad against Israel. Remember, this is the imam of Australia’s largest mosque, a man looked up to by thousands of Muslims across Australia. With all that in mind, what does that say about Australian Muslims?