Monday, April 19, 2010

Ayatollah Blames "Inappropriately Dressed Women" for Earthquakes

Iran has one of the highest probabilities for earthquakes. Iran is also one of the few countries in the world where women are forced by law to cover their hair, legs and arms.

Defying all logic, senior cleric Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi said at Friday prayers on April 16th in Iran, "Many women who dress inappropriately...cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes. Calamities are the result of people's deeds...We have no way but conform to Islam to ward off dangers," the religious leader is quoted as saying in newspaper reports."

UPDATE: An American atheist has responded by creating an international protest scheduled for Monday morning.

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  1. I did not realize so many women were dressing "immodestly" in the middle of the ocean! Maybe it's mermaids ...