Did the earth move for you, Fatima?

Forget all that nonsense about fault lines and plate tectonics. As always, the scholars who run the Fascist Dictatorship Islamic Republic of Iran have given us the answer: sex causes earthquakes.

A senior Iranian cleric has claimed that dolled-up women incite extramarital sex, causing more earthquakes in Iran, a country that straddles several fault lines, newspapers reported on Saturday.

“Many women who dress inappropriately … cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes,” Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran.

“Calamities are the result of people’s deeds,” he was quoted as saying by reformist Aftab-e Yazd newspaper. “We have no way but conform to Islam to ward off dangers.”

I’m confused. I thought Jews caused earthquakes.  Does that mean sexy Jews are the greatest danger? Just to be safe, we’d better keep all those inappropriately dressed samba dancers away from the Middle East.

Seriously, this is another example of Islamic misogyny. It is the woman’s fault for exciting the man, who just can’t help himself – the woman is made responsible for the man’s sexual behavior, thus she must be controlled, repressed, and forced to dress like Cousin Itt going to a formal. Otherwise, bad things will happen.

What a civilization.

(via The Jawa Report)

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5 Responses to Did the earth move for you, Fatima?

  1. Porkchop says:

    That’s nonsense. Everyone knows the increase in earthquakes is due to man-made global warming.

  2. Porkchop says:

    OTOH, we do have Pat Robertson, respected senior Protestant leader, owner of a television network, host of a very popular TV show, former presidential candidate. He claims God talks to him directly and is on record saying that the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was due to a deal with the devil made by the Haitians and that 9/11 was caused by gays. He’s also predicted a number of disasters would strike areas of gay activity (provided by God) that didn’t come true.

    I’m just sayin’: it isn’t just Islam.

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      I’m just sayin’: it isn’t just Islam.

      Yep, and Robertson was a few fries short of a happy meal. Remember when Oral Roberts said God would call him home if folks didn’t give enough money to his church? David Brinkley had a field day mocking him for that.

      Trouble is, I think it’s safe to say such lunacy does not represent the mainstream of Christianity (or Judaism, or Buddhism). I don’t think the same can be said of Islam, where too many of these bizarre pronouncements come from respected sources to be considered fringe (MEMRI is just full of them).

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