Women to blame for earthquakes, says Iran cleric

| 20/04/2010

(The Guardian): A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric’s unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by the president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate. "Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

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  1. Scrooge McDuck says:

    I always had my suspicions women were responsible I’ve also long suspected men were responsible for wars, land mines, financial crisis, fatherless children, human trafficking, pedophilia, corruption, despair, dumb religions, and the invention of the light bulb.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is this not the same garbage spouted after our own earthquake by people saying everyone had to pray harder etc.

    Nice to see religion is the same no matter what the colour, creed or beliefs

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jeezus Peas!