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I needed a good laugh today - Promiscuous Women casue Earthquakes.

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 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 (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair. (con't)


Asked by Anonymous at 12:42 PM on Apr. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • Well I've been known to cause a few eruptions in my time but damn...LMAO!!!!

    Answer by benjamink at 12:43 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • "What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?" Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon Friday. "There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes."

    Seismologists have warned for at least two decades that it is likely the sprawling capital will be struck by a catastrophic quake in the near future.

    Some experts have even suggested Iran should move its capital to a less seismically active location. Tehran straddles scores of fault lines, including one more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) long, though it has not suffered a major quake since 1830.

    In 2003, a powerful earthquake hit the southern city of Bam, killing 31,000 people — about a quarter of that city's population — and destroying its ancient mud-built citadel.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • "A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us," said Sedighi, Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader.

    Referring to the violence that followed last June's disputed presidential election, he said, "The political earthquake that occurred was a reaction to some of the actions (that took place). And 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 let's not disappoint God."

    The Iranian government and its security forces have been locked in a bloody battle with a large opposition movement that accuses Ahmadinejad of winning last year's vote by fraud.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Ahmadinejad made his quake prediction two weeks ago but said he could not give an exact date. He acknowledged that he could not order all of Tehran's 12 million people to evacuate. "But provisions have to be made. ... At least 5 million should leave Tehran so it is less crowded," the president said.

    Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsooli said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best "formulas to repel earthquakes."

    "We cannot invent a system that prevents earthquakes, but God has created this system and that is to avoid sins, to pray, to seek forgiveness, pay alms and self-sacrifice," Mahsooli said.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • well im in so cal and we DO have a lot of quakes AND a lot of Promiscuous Women!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Wow, I'm in so much trouble! Good thing I don't live over in that area!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Benjamink... I am sure they are not talking about the old "If you see the van a rockin' , don't come a knocking"... LOL...

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:47 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • wow. I know I can make the ground shake for my husband but to have that much power... and not know about it! That man is just crazy. The Iranian version of Pat Robertson.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • SleepingBeautee- Um, oh! Well you know me and my dirty mind lol!

    Answer by benjamink at 12:49 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Those poor women there!!!!!!! It is funny to us but to those poor women that live there, this is just a few of the ridiculous rules they have to follow.

    Answer by older at 1:14 PM on Apr. 19, 2010