In a non-surprising, and nonetheless totally pathetic move, a Muslim cleric is blaming recent earthquakes on promiscuous women and ladies who dress provocatively.
‘Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,’ Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.
This accompanies a long line of Muslims who blame most evils on women, and accept no responsibility for themselves, their behaviour, or their sex drive. This would almost be laughable, if the abuse of women wasn’t so deadly serious.
Repenting of sins, asking for forgiveness and obeying God are certainly important ideals and worth seeking after. Blaming the ankles and eye slits of women for a whole generation of horny, irresponsible men’s behaviours is entirely another. Repent, just make sure you’re asking forgiveness for the right reasons.