Bilal Skaf (Arabic: بلال سكاف) (born 14 September 1981) is a serial gang rapist. He led groups of Lebanese Australian men who committed three of several gang rape attacks against young white women in 2000, described by some (such as Miranda Devine) as hate crimes. For the crimes Bilal Skaf is serving a 31-year prison sentence, and will be eligible for parole in 2033. (He was originally sentenced to 55-years with a 40-year non-parole period, but that was modified several times upon appeal — see below.) He commenced his sentence in Sydney's Long Bay Correctional Centre, but was soon moved to maximum security in Goulburn Gaol after prison officers uncovered plans by fellow inmates to inject him with HIV infected blood.
He is the brother of Mohammed Skaf, also a gang rape attacker serving 32 years jail for his part in the attacks. Bilal and Mohammed are the sons of Mustapha Skaf and Baria Skaf who immigrated to Australia from Lebanon.
Mustapha worked for State Rail in Sydney, gaining a good reputation among his colleagues. It was through his father's reputation that Skaf also found work for State Rail despite having left school at age 14 and gaining convictions for shoplifting and theft.
Tahir Bilgiç is an Australian comedian of Turkish descent. Tahir labels himself as Australia's only Turkish stand-up comedian. Tahir features as the Lebanese character Habib in the Pizza (TV series) and movie. Habib enacts the ethnic stereotype of drug-dealing, obnoxious, womanising migrant. The stereotypes of the Fat Pizza characters are ballooned to ridicule the stereotype itself.
He has also appeared in the Australian improvisational comedy, Thank God You're Here.