Women may have been the cause of the Asian tsunami.
According to one Sharia judge in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law has recently been instituted, women may have been the cause of the Asian tsunami that so devastated the province, as relates The Times.
The Holy Koran says that if women are good, then a country is good.
The tsunami was because of the sins of the people of Aceh.
So said the judge while speaking at a gathering of women. It appears the religious police of Aceh have been singling out women for especial notice of late and have been using widespread fear of another tsunami as justification for their persecution of women.
Another tsunami is possible. The Holy Koran says that if humans don't listen to Allah they will be punished.
There are two ways of looking at this, one from the perspective that Islam has a marked deleterious effect on the mind of the believer, it makes him, well, stupid. Second, and perhaps more persuasive, is the way in which religion generally is used as a vehicle to gain power over others, and to gain rewards in this world.
In the case of Islam, for men generally, there is the power gained over women, the ability to enjoy more than one woman sexually in a socially legitimised way.
But for those in positions of authority Islam is indeed a marvellous gift, it enables them to gain an almost unassailable power over those viewed as sinful, Allah disapproves of this or that, whatever the enforcer of God’s will does can not be wrong.