A Turkish Islamic preacher is suggesting that clean-shaven men sometimes “cannot be distinguished from women” and can cause “indecent thoughts.”
Preacher Murat Bayaral spoke of the subject on the private religious station Fatih Medreseleri (Madrasahs) TV on Dec. 16. Bayaral criticized beardless men and said there is no need to receive permission from wives for a man to shave his beard.
“Men should grow beards. One of the two body parts that separate men from women is the beard,” Bayaral said. “For example, if you see a man with long hair from afar you may think he is a woman if he does not have a beard. Because nowadays women and men dress similarly. God forbid! You could be possessed by indecent thoughts.”
Bayaral’s comments have drawn massive backlash and mockery from social media users, from Turkey and internationally.
Islamic Cleric In Turkey Says Men Without Beards May Cause “Indecent Thoughts” Because They Could Be Confused For Women…
That would be some butt ugly women..
— Jeffrey D. Dickson (@jddickson) December 19, 2017
But the beards also cause indecent thoughts in them because they look like farm animals
— Rob Noone🚫🐃💩 (@greenloogy) December 19, 2017
Thats just blatant shavism if you ask me!
— Phil Allen (@Broadsider01) December 19, 2017
You have to assume that he speaks from personal experience.
He can’t admit to being gay can he!
— The Batrag (@batrag57) December 19, 2017
Has he something to tell us?
— T (@Lughson) December 19, 2017
Yup, the Stone Age lives on….
— Mr. Grinch (@MrGrinch1234) December 19, 2017
And them lot wear skirts enuff said
— captain k (@kirkyboy79) December 19, 2017
Indecent thoughts come from indecent thinking person. Thoughts come from the brain not facial fuzz…
If not having a beard has the vaguest chance of attracting this dude, I’m growing one.
— Kat vac (@kathvac) December 19, 2017
— LADbible (@ladbible) December 19, 2017
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