(CNN) -- Women who dress provocatively and tempt people into promiscuity are to blame for earthquakes, a leading Iranian hard-line cleric has apparently said.More from the CNN wire staff...
The prayer leader, Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi, says women and girls who "don't dress appropriately" spread "promiscuity in society."
"When promiscuity spreads, earthquakes increase," he says in a video posted Monday on YouTube, apparently of him leading Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, last week.
"There is no way other than taking refuge in religion and adapting ourselves to Islamic behavior," he adds in the video.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Iranian Cleric: Promiscuous Women Cause Earthquakes
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