“Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” said Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi according by Iranian media.
Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric’s unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.
Women in the Islamic Republic are required to cover from head to toe (by law), but especially the young, ignore the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair. So ladies, take care what you wear! Do not provoke an earthquake too powerful 🙂