The Halal Certification Authority’s president appears to have deleted a Facebook comment in which he claimed Australian women need Muslim men to “fertilise them”.
In the post, Mohamed El-Mouelhy called “white” Australian men a “dying breed”, referencing new research into declining fertility among Western men.
“Australian women need us to fertilise them and keep them surrounded by Muslim babies,” he wrote, seemingly in response to a commenter.
“[B]eer swilling, cigarette smoking, drug injecting [men] can only dream of what Muslim men are capable of.”
El-Mouelhy also claimed the “white race will be extinct” in 40 years if Australia is “left to the bigots”.
“Muslims have a duty to make your women happy because you are declining, better go [choose] a plot at your local cemetery.”
A screenshot of the comment appeared on the Daily Mail on Thursday night.
While the original version appears to have been deleted from El-Mouelhy’s Facebook page, several followers have left angry comments about it on his profile.
The research cited in El-Mouelhy’s post was a Hebrew University study published earlier this week.
It found sperm counts have fallen by more than 50 per cent in less than 40 years among North American, European and Australian men.
Reproductive expert Kelton Tremellen, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Flinders University, told AAP obesity was likely to be a major contributing factor.
“Poor diet and lack of exercise, both endemic in the western world, has resulted in two-thirds of men being overweight or obese, and obesity is known to be a significant risk factor for both low testosterone levels and sperm count,” Prof Kelton said.
“By maintaining a healthy weight, plus eating plenty of good foods like fish, nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables, while avoiding high-fat and sugary foods, will help maintain both a healthy sperm count and good overall health.”