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Cleric: Death to unveiled women and all of their male relatives.

By Tracy Clark-Flory

Published December 21, 2007 5:00PM (EST)

I hate giving crazy clerics the time of day, but occasionally entertaining extremist rants is part of maintaining perspective. It ceases to be an issue of mere perspective, though, when it comes to prominent clerics like Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hassani, spokesperson for Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. He recently had this to say:

"Women who do not respect the hijab and their husbands deserve to die. I do not understand how these women who do not respect the hijab, 28 years after the birth of the Islamic Republic, are still alive. These women and their husbands and their fathers must die."

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