Diyanet official who said ‘young mothers-in-law ignite lust’ resigns

Diyanet official who said ‘young mothers-in-law ignite lust’ resigns

ISTANBUL
Diyanet official who said ‘young mothers-in-law ignite lust’ resigns

An official from Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), who had caused controversy by suggesting that "young mothers-in-law ignite lust," resigned on Feb. 12. 

İhsan Şenocak had warned that young mothers-in-law often "ignite lust and seduce married men," while claiming that "women who wear pants deserved to be in hell."

His fatwa stirred outrage among the public, prompting an official investigation to be opened into him. He was suspended from his post and most recently resigned amid the controversy.

Diyanet, mother-in-law, lust