Sheik Taj El-Din Hamid Hilaly leaving his mosque today (epa)
October 27, 2006 -- Australia's top Muslim cleric has been suspended from preaching for three months.
Sheik Taj El-Din Hamid Hilaly sparked outrage when he described women who do not dress modestly as "uncovered meat."
Prime Minister John Howard said today the suspension by the Australian Lebanese Association -- which owns the Sydney mosque where Hilaly is mufti -- was not enough.
Hilaly has apologized for his comments.