Promiscuous Women to Blame for Earthquakes?
ranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicts that an earthquake will hit the country’s capital of Tehran and displace its 12 million residents. The cause of the catastrophic quake? Promiscuous women, reports The Guardian.
“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, a senior Iranian cleric and seismologist, was quoted by Iranian media.
In the Islamic Republic, women are required by law to cover from head to toe, but some, especially the younger generation are lax in adhering to strict dress codes.