Pakistani politican blames women wearing jeans for earthquakes

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A Pakistani politician says women wearing jeans can be blamed for earthquakes, inflation and natural disasters.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl political party, made the comments during a press conference Saturday and called for Pakistani armed forces to launch a military operation against the women, The New Indian Express reports.

Rehman reportedly said women who are not covered like a “sack of flour” are weapons of mass destruction to Pakistan, and that the country has an abundance of such ‘missiles’ in all its major cities. He blamed their appearance for Pakistan’s troubles.

Rehman suggested that if women were kept inside homes and Shariah law was in place, the Taliban would not be attacking Pakistan, according to the newspaper.

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