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Abu Hamza has claimed Australians are addicted to alcohol, gambling and prostitution in another rant to his followers broadcast over the internet.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday demanded the self-taught cleric apologise for telling Muslim men they could demand sex from their wives and hit them if they were disobedient.

As revealed in yesterday's Courier-Mail, Mr Hamza told his mainly young male following Islamic law allowed husbands to demand sex at any time and women could be "smacked" if they continually disobeyed men.

In another fire and brimstone sermon, recorded for the internet six months ago, Mr Hamza said non-Muslim Australians were lost in a world of booze, gambling and sex.


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