Women who wear skimpy clothing cause earthquakes: Iranian cleric

This might be true. Nothing like watching a burqa-clad woman with the garment raised above the ankle to get my heart palpitating. Now imagine that increased heartbeat magnified by many thousands.

Presto! The earth moves.

Women who wear revealing clothing and behave immorally are responsible for earthquakes, this is what a senior Iranian cleric has to say.

The cleric's unusual explanation for quakes follows the prediction made by the country's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that a quake is certain to rock Tehran and many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate to save their lives.

Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi told the country's media that women who do not dress in dignified manner "lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society".

According to Sedighi, the only way to escape the disaster is to take refuge in religion and adapt to Islam's moral codes.

Seismologists have predicted a major earthquake in Tehran in the near future.Tehran is located on several fault lines, including one more than 50 miles long, although it hasn't suffered any major quake in the last 180 years. OneIndia News.

It's not nice to make fun of another's beliefs - except when those beliefs are so outrageously stupid that the only way to deal with them is to make sport of such idiocy.

This is a nation about to get its hands on nuclear weapons. Imagine the pearls of wisdom that will flow from that.