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A Toronto website that calls itself the "newsmagazine of the Islamic movement" has described the hurricane battering the northeast U.S. a "divine slap."

In an un-bylined post, Crescent International, which often promotes the worldview of Iran's repressive regime, called Hurricane Sandy "a divine slap on the face of arrogance."

The website is run by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought. Zafar Bangash, director of the institute, said Tuesday he did not write the post, headlined: "Hurricane Sandy delivers slap on US face."


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