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Women in jeans cause earthquakes, says Pakistani politician (Correction)

By WITW Staff on June 1, 2015

(CORRECTION: The following story is erroneous and was based on reports that cited a story that was later revealed to be a satirical news report. We regret the error.)

What do earthquakes, inflation, the lack of energy supply and the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan have in common? They’re all caused by women wearing jeans — according to Pakistani cleric and politician Fazal-ur-Rehman, the chief of Pakistani political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl. Speaking at a press conference at an Islamabad hotel, he compared the “immodest women” who are not covered like a “sack of potatoes” to mobile weapons of mass destruction, saying the Taliban wouldn’t even bother attacking his country if women were staying in their homes and respecting Sharia law. Rehman offered a solution too, saying he would ask the Pakistani armed forces to launch a military operation against women wearing jeans all over the country.

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