Muslim leader accepts Kyle Sandilands' apology for Virgin Mary joke

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As the tides continue to turn in his favour, one of Kyle Sandilands' most outspoken critics has publicly accepted the radio presenter's apology.

Muslim activist Steve Dabliz previously described Kyle's comments about the Virgin Mary as 'unacceptable', but now says the shock jock deserves to keep his job.

Mr Dabliz told Daily Mail Australia that he was satisfied with the KIIS FM star's heartfelt on-air apology on Monday morning.

'We all make mistakes': Steve Dabliz, a Muslim leader who previously branded Kyle Sandilands' joke about the Virgin Mary 'disgusting', has accepted the radio star's public apology

'We all make mistakes': Steve Dabliz, a Muslim leader who previously branded Kyle Sandilands' joke about the Virgin Mary 'disgusting', has accepted the radio star's public apology

'Let's face it, we all make mistakes, and kudos to Kyle for not only apologising, but for taking several minutes to do so in what I thought was a very genuine and thoughtful way,' Mr Dabliz said.

'As Muslims, it is not up to us to judge other people but to forgive them.'

While many religious people called for Kyle to be sacked, Mr Dabliz said it was more important that publicly learn from his mistakes.

Protest: Mr Dabliz was among the protesters gathered outside KIIS FM's studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands

Protest: Mr Dabliz (circled) was among the protesters gathered outside KIIS FM's studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday

Protest: Mr Dabliz (circled, right) was among the protesters gathered outside KIIS FM's studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday. Pictured left: Kyle Sandilands

'We weren't calling for Kyle to lose his job over this but for him to realise two things, firstly that his comments were offensive to both Muslims and Christians,' he said.

'And secondly, there are some things in this life that you just don't do, and to denigrate the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of those things.'

Mr Dabliz was one of several Muslim community leaders who protested outside KIIS FM's headquarters last Monday.

Mr Dabliz told Daily Mail Australia last week - before Kyle's apology - that he was 'outraged' and 'distressed' by the offensive joke about the Virgin Mary.

'Kyle hasn't just insulted close to four billion Christians and

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