MFS: Women’s choice of clothing has long been a topic of discussion with some clerics going as far as claiming it causes earthquakes. In another such bizarre assertion, a senior Iranian cleric has accused women’s liberal choice of clothing and ‘immorality’ as the cause for one of the country’s rivers drying up.
In a recent sermon, Seyyed Youssef Tabatabi-Nejad said, “My office has received photos of women next to the dry Zayandeh-rud River pictured as if they are in Europe. It is these sorts of acts that cause the river to dry up even further.”
The cleric urged the country’s morality police to crack down on ‘improper veiling’ and suggested women’s immodest clothing was having an adverse impact on the environment. More