Iran Cleric Blames Women For Earthquakes

April 21st, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
iranTehran, Apr 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Iranian Cleric has found the reason behind the frequent earthquakes and according to him, the reason for earthquakes is none other than the “promiscuous” behavior of women and the sex’s immodest clothing. Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, who is at present the acting Friday prayer leader in Tehran, made this statement last Friday while he was giving a sermon at the Tehran University campus mosque.

Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, emphasized that many women who do not dress up modestly lead men astray. According to him, such women not only destroy their chastity but also lead to corruption in the society and ultimately to the earthquakes. In his speech Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi maintained reportedly that a divine authority has told him to tell to the people of Iran that they need to make a “general repentance” for the crimes that they have committed. Due to the “prevalence of degeneracy” in the society the “general repentance” is the only way out. Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi went on to refer to the protest carried out by the people after the last year’s controversial Presidential election as “political earthquake” and maintained that the only way to avoid a natural earthquake is to pray and not to disappoint God.

While women in Islamic Republic are required to cover up themselves from head to toe, many women nowadays in Iran are refuting the law and wearing tight coats and scarves in such a way that reveal a portion of their hair. The recent statement made by Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi in front of the media has enraged many women all over the world.

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