Muslim cleric Mallam Abass Mahmud in Ghana has explained the real cause of earthquakes. Never mind those pesky seismologists and tectonic plates. The real cause it appears are gays and specifically gay sex. It is not clear if the level of gay relations corresponds to the Richter scale in the intensity of earthquakes.
Mallam Abass Mahmud explained that homosexuality “disgusts Allah” and “Allah gets annoyed when males engage in sexual encounter and such disgusting encounter causes earthquake.” He noted that Allah destroyed the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah “as the result of homesexuality.”
Not to leave the impression that his view were purely scientific, Mahmud added a menacing conclusion: “Should we allow such a shame to continue in our communities against holy teachings? Certainly no, and we are very happy to chase away such idiots from our Zongo communities.”
The level of intolerance and violence against gays are well known in Ghana and most of Africa. This will of course add new religious legitimation for such violence.