Iranian Cleric Blames Quakes on Harlots Leading ‘Young Men Astray’

April 20, 2010

(ChattahBox)—A senior Iranian cleric has taken a page out of televangelist Pat Robertson’s book, by blaming natural disasters on wanton women. Apparently, “promiscuous” women revealing a few strands of hair from beneath their head scarves forces men into adultery, which in turn causes earthquakes.

During his sermon to worshipers in Tehran on Friday, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi warned of impending catastrophic earthquakes, caused by immodestly dressed women:

“Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes,” he said.

“What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble? There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam’s moral codes,” said the cleric.

Earthquakes are noting new in the Islamic regime. Tehran sits on top of several tectonic fault lines. And in 2003, 25,000 people lost their lives from a powerful earthquake that rocked the town of Bam.

“Now if a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God’s power, only God’s power. So lets not disappoint God,” added Sedighi.

Source: BBC


Comments

5 Responses to “Iranian Cleric Blames Quakes on Harlots Leading ‘Young Men Astray’”

  1. Owen on April 20th, 2010 9:43 am

    And we wonder why we can’t deal with these folks.

  2. olivia on April 20th, 2010 11:04 am

    That’s right, ladies! Time to close our legs, as it turns out that vagina really CAN move mountains!

  3. murali on April 20th, 2010 6:30 pm

    Sigh. Orgasm will never be the same again.

  4. Benito on April 20th, 2010 11:36 pm

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