A Saudi Islamic cleric has claimed the Boxing Day tsunamis were Allah’s punishment for “homosexuality and fornication” during the Christmas period.

“These great tragedies and collective punishments that are wiping out villages, towns, cities, and even entire countries are Allah’s punishments of the people of these countries, even if they are Muslims,” said sheik Fawzan Al-Fawzan in a television interview transcribed by the Middle East Media Research Institute, The Advocate reported.

“We know that at

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