Saturday 24 April 2010

Women Behaving Badly

Iran is prone of having earthquakes, and apparently Iranian (or should that be Muslim?) women behaving badly are the cause. A cleric espoused this nonsense, claiming:
"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes."

An Iranian Woman apparently behaving badly ... pull down those turn-ups and cover up the hands and face!! [from Guardian courtesy of Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images]

Aside from the fact that this claim is total nonsense, it would seem pretty futile to respond to the cleric with reasonable follow-up questions like:
What about the recent earthquakes in China and Chile?

Have geologists in Iran or the Middle East heard of such a theory? If so, they must be pretty busy applying for academic grants to fund their research. Perhaps they can research the earthquake-soothing effects of Muslim women wearing one-eyed burqas too (as posted by China Droll)?

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