"CLEAN" not 'RID'
The Eid festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar and it is being celebrated in Sydney at a multicultural event at the Fairfield showground.
As many as 35,000 people are expected to attend.
But Sheikh Al Hilaly will not be among them.
His spokesman says the sheikh does not want the recent controversy surrounding him to take the focus off the festival itself.
He has been criticised by both sides of politics this week for comparing women to uncovered meat and declaring his wish to clean the world of the white house.
May I say this Kevin Rudd, you hairy chested animal? When did 'clean' mean 'rid'?
After you got hold of it that's when!
So the Sheikh didn't say 'rid' those words are from Kevin Rudd and the abc so could someone ask kevin rudd to ask the war criminal phillip ruddock about whether controversial comments made by him "rid" the White House,(that is Red with blood anyways), breaks laws against inciting violence?
Police are taking a cautious approach to today's festival, despite the sheikh's absence.
Members of the riot squad are among more than 35 officers being sent to the event?
'Get'? 'rid' ?of the White House, then I'll resign'?
SO WHAT HAPPENED TO "CLEAN"?
NOW HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU SEE THE WORD 'RID' HERE?
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ABC Online, Australia - 3 hours ago
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“The public furore ignited in response to the reported comments made by Sheik Taj Al-Din Al-Hilali has little to do with the question of crime or culpability. What is clear is that a consistently negative view of Islam and Muslims is being generated in this country with the aim of demonising Islam and silencing the Muslim community.”