A preacher in Turkey said that men should grow beards to make clear they are not women.
Islamic speaker Murat Bayaral spoke on TV show Fatih Medreseleri this weekend, slamming men without beards.
"Men should grow beards. One of the two body parts that separate men from women is the beard," he said, according to Hurriyet Daily News.
"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."
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