'Rape Sheikh' Taj Aldin al-Hilali suddenly fell ill on Monday with chest pains and was hospitalized. BBC, Sydney Muslim cleric seeks leave:
On Monday, at a meeting with the Lebanese Muslim Association, he collapsed and was rushed to hospital.
He was said to be in a stable condition but would remain in hospital for at least three days.
Outside the hospital, Lebanese Muslim Association Tom Zreika released a statement from the sheikh, which said he had "asked for indefinite leave from my duties at Lakemba Mosque".
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