This has aroused the ire of one western woman who has decided to put the cleric's theory to the test.
As worthy causes go, this one has to be right up there with the greatest. Pass the word around, and make Monday the least productive day in World business history.
Jennifer McCreight is determined to prove him wrong.
Since launching the "Boobquake" Facebook page she has enlisted more than 20,000 women promising to show as much cleavage as possible on Monday, April 26.
If cleavage on the internet had any effect, there wouldn't be one brick atop another in the whole world, you'd think, but maybe it's a matter of reaching a certain critical mass, which would posit an explanation for the rash of big 'uns we've been seeing lately (earthquakes, dammit!) topped off by the Icelandic volcano.