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Sexy Iranians Cause Earthquakes

I wonder if hot Icelandic babes are the cause of the recent atmospheric unpleasantness?

Here’s the tirade against the Iranian women, as usual from an Iranian man in a turban:

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 today.

“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 overnight 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…”

Every post-pubescent woman regardless of her religion or nationality must cover her hair and bodily contours in public. Offenders face punishment and fine.

But this has not stopped urban women from appearing in the streets wearing tight coats and flimsy headscarves and layers of skillfully applied makeup.

Yes, it could have done with some editing, especially that bit about “straddling several fault lines.” But I’m pleased that the author approves of the skill with which urban women put on their layers of makeup…

Michael LedeenMichael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. ...


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