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Un religieux musulman de Sydney, le cheik Hilaly, a récemment fait la une des journaux australiens après avoir déclaré en public que les femmes immodestes incitent au viol car elles ressemblent à de la “viande non emballée.” Plus malheureux encore, il sous-entendait qu'il fallait y chercher la cause d'une série de viols collectifs qui a eu lieu à Sydney en 2000, pour lesquels la défense a avancé que les femmes avaient semblé disponibles sexuellement puisqu'elles portaient des vêtements occidentaux.

Bien que les dirigeants musulmans locaux aient depuis critiqué l'attitude de Hilaly, cet incident pose à nouveau la question des communautés “orthodoxes” face au sexe et de la façon dont elles peuvent s'adapter aux normes dominantes en occident.

Pendant ce temps, aux États-Unis, la controverse sur l'espionnage des citoyens par le gouvernement semble s'être éteinte, notamment parce que les gens sont désormais convaincus que leur gouvernement ne s'intéresse qu'aux vrais méchants.

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