It’s an overused word, but I think it’s applicable here in its most neutral sense of inspiring awe: photos from the volcanic eruption in Iceland.
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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