GRAND MUFTI TAJ EL-DIN HI­LALY

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1982: 2: Ar­rives in Aus­tralia. 1988: Ap­pointed Aus­tralia’s first Grand Mufti.

1990: Granted per­ma­nent res­i­dency.ency.

2004: De­nies he called for ji­had against Is­rael dur­ing a speech in Le­banon and says he was mis­in­ter­preted.

2006: Makes in­fa­mous com­ments com­par­ing scant­ily clad women to “un­cov­ered meat”. He later clar­i­fies the re­marks and says he was re­fer­ringring to pros­ti­tutes.

2007: De­clines reap­point­ment to thee po­si­tion of Grand Mufti.

2014: Re­turns to Aus­tralia with a “new vi­sion” af­ter a spir­i­tual so­journ in the Mid­dle East. He says too many young Mus­lim men are join­ing for­eign con­flicts when their duty should be to Aus­tralia.ralia.

2016: Calls Is­lamic State a “trap” that is in “clear breach of Is­lamic teach­ings”. Signs a pe­ti­tion back­ing a fatwa on the ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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