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Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
Apr 19, 2010 3:30 pm US/Eastern

Promiscuous Women Cause Quakes, Cleric Explains


Statement Coincides With President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prediction That Strong Quake Will Affect Tehran's 12M Residents

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

Iran is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric's unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader.

Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.

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

Seismologists have warned for at least two decades that it is likely the sprawling capital will be struck by a catastrophic quake in the near future.

Some experts have even suggested Iran should move its capital to a less seismically active location. Tehran straddles scores of fault lines, including one more than 50 miles long, though it has not suffered a major quake since 1830.

In 2003, a powerful earthquake hit the southern city of Bam, killing 31,000 people about a quarter of that city's population and destroying its ancient mud-built citadel.

"A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us," Sedighi said.

Referring to the violence that followed last June's disputed presidential election, he said, "The political earthquake that occurred was a reaction to some of the actions (that took place). And now, if a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God's power, only God's power. ... So let's not disappoint God."

The Iranian government and its security forces have been locked in a bloody battle with a large opposition movement that accuses Ahmadinejad of winning last year's vote by fraud.

Ahmadinejad made his quake prediction two weeks ago but said he could not give an exact date. He acknowledged that he could not order all of Tehran's 12 million people to evacuate. "But provisions have to be made. ... At least 5 million should leave Tehran so it is less crowded," the president said.

Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsooli said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best "formulas to repel 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 said.

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Re: Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
They surely do!

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And just what do promiscuous men cause? Volcanic eruptions?
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Apr 19, 2010 3:30 pm US/Eastern

Promiscuous Women Cause Quakes, Cleric Explains


Statement Coincides With President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prediction That Strong Quake Will Affect Tehran's 12M Residents

[link to cbs4.com]


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

Iran is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric's unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader.

Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.

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

Seismologists have warned for at least two decades that it is likely the sprawling capital will be struck by a catastrophic quake in the near future.

Some experts have even suggested Iran should move its capital to a less seismically active location. Tehran straddles scores of fault lines, including one more than 50 miles long, though it has not suffered a major quake since 1830.

In 2003, a powerful earthquake hit the southern city of Bam, killing 31,000 people about a quarter of that city's population and destroying its ancient mud-built citadel.

"A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us," Sedighi said.

Referring to the violence that followed last June's disputed presidential election, he said, "The political earthquake that occurred was a reaction to some of the actions (that took place). And now, if a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God's power, only God's power. ... So let's not disappoint God."

The Iranian government and its security forces have been locked in a bloody battle with a large opposition movement that accuses Ahmadinejad of winning last year's vote by fraud.

Ahmadinejad made his quake prediction two weeks ago but said he could not give an exact date. He acknowledged that he could not order all of Tehran's 12 million people to evacuate. "But provisions have to be made. ... At least 5 million should leave Tehran so it is less crowded," the president said.

Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsooli said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best "formulas to repel 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 said.
 Quoting: Grizzled Old Goat

Somebody said once: only a pedant or a fool would dictate to a woman what to wear,how to dress.
But recent fashions do need some moderation,even for my own taste.What suits a little girl certainly does not go as well with an elderly woman,grandmothers age group ...


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And just what do promiscuous men cause? Volcanic eruptions?
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Yes, they do..
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Re: Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
Somebody said once: only a pedant or a fool would dictate to a woman what to wear,how to dress.
But recent fashions do need some moderation,even for my own taste.What suits a little girl certainly does not go as well with an elderly woman,grandmothers age group ...


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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 793351


I don't disagree - but that's up to women to decide for themselves, doncha think?
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Re: Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
I knew there was a scientific explanation for all the recent quakes ... whew glad we figured it out before it got out of hand.
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Re: Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
Just shows how ignorant someone can be when they only read one book in their entire life.

Sex crazed men may cause a lot of problems but earthquakes are not one of them. Of course, this is coming from someone who really believes that young men will be driven mad with just one look at a woman's ankle.
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Re: Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
And just what do promiscuous men cause? Volcanic eruptions?

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Yes, they do..
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Re: Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
promiscuous men cause volcanos ?
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Re: Islam in action: Iranian cleric says "promiscuous women cause earthquakes"...
Maybe they are having earthquakes because God doesn't want women covered up...ever think about that?
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Ummmm, this is obviously aimed at Western women afterall how the hell promiscuous can you be dressed in a BURKA unless the guy is a short little shit. OOPS no insult intended to the current Pres of Iran of course. BWAHAHAHA
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