GRAND MUFTI TAJ EL-DIN HILALY
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.