You Learn Something New Everyday

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 20, 2010

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Today, I learn . . . um . . . this:

Women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes, a senior Iranian cleric has said.

Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi’s comments follow a warning by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit the capital Tehran and that many residents should relocate.

In a prayer sermon, the cleric said: ‘Many women who do not dress modestly… lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes.

Glad to see that the clergy running Iran has its priorities straight on the issues it ought to concentrate its attention on.

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