Slutty Women Cause Earthquakes: Iranian Cleric

Scantily clad temptresses lead to adultery, and that leads to seismic trouble

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 19, 2010 2:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Iran is in one of the most seismically active regions of the globe, atop dozens of fault lines, yet Tehran hasn't suffered a major earthquake since 1830. And when the inevitable happens, it'll be because of immodestly dressed women. Wait, what? "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity, and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," a leading cleric said during a Friday prayer service, the AP reports.

"A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us," said Kazem Sedighi. "If a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God's power, only God's power." In other words, cover up, ladies. "Let's not disappoint God."

just friends...
just friends...   (©sherry snyder)
Undergarments from the Orchard Corset Center on display in the store window in New York, Oct. 7, 2008. Despite its dreary surroundings, the store is known for fast service and personal bra fittings.
Undergarments from the Orchard Corset Center on display in the store window in New York, Oct. 7, 2008. Despite its dreary surroundings, the store is known for fast service and personal bra fittings.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
11%
66%
2%
9%
3%
9%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   BuzzFeed   |   Cracked   |   World History Project   |   POPSUGAR Tech   |   Business Insider   |   HuffPost Entertainment