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Promiscuous women to blame for earthquakes?

A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Apr 22, 2013 7:49PM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicts that an earthquake will hit the country’s capital, 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, was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

Photo: Iranian cleric says women are to blame for quake / Franco Czerny/Getty Images In the Islamic republic, women are required by law to cover themselves from head to toe, but some, especially the younger generation, are lax in adhering to strict dress codes. 

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

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Ahmadinejad made his prediction two weeks ago but could not give an exact date as to when the quake would occur.

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The welfare minister, Sadeq Mahsooli, said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best way to ward off 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 was quoted as saying.

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Tehran straddles several fault lines and is seismically active, yet has not suffered a major quake since 1830.

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Photo: Franco Czerny/Getty Images

Aug 22, 2013 3:14PM
If promiscuous women really caused earthquakes, why isn't Las Vegas buried deep under the desert?
Aug 21, 2013 2:17AM

he is correct, uh hum, and women are to blame for sports loss, hair loss, and amnesia ,mental loss, come on loss of chasity does not cause earthquakes,but if it did wldnt be a two way street, it takes two to, to go astray, I think if an earthquake hits it will because of this guys pompus weight.


Aug 20, 2013 7:15PM

These people are just OUT OF THEIR DAMNED MINDS!!!!  And they wonder why people have a negative opinion of Muslims.  It just seems that they are the ones with all these ridiculous, radical ideas. 


I'm not sure what exactly needs to be done for women to stop getting put down, kept down and treated like lesser-paid, less worthy citizens in the zany countries as well as our own. 


 If some Republicans had their way, I'm sure they would love to adhere to more oppressive politics and laws that put women in the places they believe they should be...(their) God knows we shouldn't be earning the same money as they do; Why, that might make us less dependent upon their sorry asses!  Now we can't have that!

Jun 2, 2013 11:35AM

If reality were nothing more than the art of it then who is to say what it is that men call life for it is in the eye of the beholder? Do human beings cause earthquakes? It all depends upon what weapon they are using for even a penis can be like a weapon against thy fellow man if used improperly. I just quit smoking so you will have to excuse me while I get up and start screaming. Sex is as nasty as the human being who is saying yes without fully considering the circumstance or other life that might be involved.

May 29, 2013 10:17PM
Women are to blame for many things, but for earthquakes? I do not think they are that bad..
Apr 28, 2013 1:38AM



The Book of Revelation is about the future and the Battle of Armageddon.  It has zilch to do with females or anyone else in the past or present causing God to take reprisal on the world. It has zilch to do with anything except absolute tyranny by the collective peoples on earth who seek to destroy the Judeo/Christian people.  Try reading the Book of Revelation in Greek like I do.

Apr 26, 2013 7:38PM

Besides, if women are that powerful then they must be equal to God if by their behavior they can destroy the world.  If the iranian men are so ignorant that they know nothing of science, then the women should take over the country.  After all, if women are that powerful, no man can stops us.  LOLOL

Apr 26, 2013 7:35PM
Sounds like a country after the Christian religious right's heart.  In our country we have people just as stupid as these Muslim clerics who think 9/11, Katrina and other natural disasters were caused by homosexuality etc...   These people live in the dark ages just like many do here.  Unfortunately, they actually run their country which is what the Christian religious right wants to do to the United State.  Another perfect example of why we need to follow our constitution and separate church and state.  These Muslim men are pretty weak pu$$ies if they can be so easily tempted and lead astray by a women without a sheet over her head.
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