In a time when the world is shaken with devastating earthquakes one after another, a Pakistani political leader chose to blame women for all these disasters.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Pakistani Islamic political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), said in a press conference in Islamabad that the chief cause of earthquakes is “jeans-wearing women”.
He angrily said to the press that,“From earthquakes to inflation all kinds of disasters are caused by the immodesty of women. A woman that is not covered like a sack of flour is a walking and talking weapon of mass destruction for her state. And Pakistan has a multitude of such nuclear missiles in all its major cities”.
Saying “Pakistan’s sovereignty and the security of the citizens are at stake”, he openly requested the Prime Minister and the Army Chief to take military action against ‘immodest’ Pakistani women who are leading the country astray by ‘wearing jeans’.
So much for women empowerment!