Kazem Sedighi

4 Stories

Cleric Defends 'Boobquake' Sermon

God just doesn't bother with the heathen West, Iranian insists

(Newser) - Take notes, Iranians: Dressing immodestly really will cause earthquakes and bring God's wrath upon you—but only if you're from a pious place like Iran. If you live in the heathen West, God will just let you sin, and you'll go to hell. That's the bulletproof logic Iranian cleric Kazem... More »

Earth Moved on 'Boobquake' Day...

But no more than usual; take that, Iranian cleric

(Newser) - Boobquake 2010 is officially over, the numbers have been crunched, and it's time to see if Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was right, writes Jen McCreight on Blag Hag . Before she dishes the nitty-gritty, she clarifies one Boobquake misconception: The point wasn't to see if any earthquakes occurred; dozens happen daily.... More »

Female Blogger Calls for 'Boobquake'

Wear low-cut tops on April 26 and test cleric's theory

(Newser) - Now that an Iranian cleric has surmised that scantily clad women cause earthquakes , Blag Hag blogger Jen McCreight thinks the theory deserves a test. She proposes a "boobquake" tomorrow. She wants all women to show some skin, either with "cleavage-showing" shirts or short shorts. "In the name... More »

Slutty Women Cause Earthquakes: Iranian Cleric

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

(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... More »

4 Stories