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Turkish sermons mark Women's Day

March 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM   |   Comments

ANKARA, Turkey, March 8 (UPI) -- Turkey marked International Women's Day with Friday prayers' sermons on the evil of domestic violence.

The Religious Affairs Directorate wrote the sermons, Today's Zaman reported. The sermons delivered in mosques across the country quoted the Prophet Muhammad and cited the sunnah, a collection of Muhammad's words and actions.

"Unfortunately, today women from almost any place in the world are subjected to violence, pressure and bullying. These ugly acts stem from ignorance, ruthlessness and a lack of conscience," the sermons said.

"Associating these wrong behaviors and attitudes with Islam is more grave than the acts themselves, because any approach or notion that tolerates violence and cruelty is incompatible with the Koran and the sunnah."

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