A senior cleric in Iran is putting women to blame for the earthquakes that continue to plague the country.
According to cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighil, women’s sexually provocative clothing and promiscuity are directly causing the natural disasters.
Cleric Sedighil who is the country’s acting Friday prayer leader was quoted telling a Tehran publication,
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”
He also adds ,
“ What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble? There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam’s moral codes.”
Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake prone countries and Seismologists predict that a catastrophic quake will hit the country in the future.
Iranian women are required to cover themselves from head to toe but many younger girls rebel against the rules and wear scarves that show much of their hair and tight coats.
22-year-old Purdue University student Jennifer McCreight heard about Sedighil’s comments and staged “Boobquake,” encouraging other women to walk around showing their cleavage to test the cleric’s theory.
Boobquake ends later on today.