Many women who dress inappropriately … cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes. Calamities are the result of people’s deeds. We have no way but conform to Islam to ward off dangers.

Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi of Iran, demonstrating that a grasp of cause-and-effect may be a little fuzzy in the upper reaches of Iran’s Islamic leadership