Exorcist Claims Beautiful Women Are More Likely To Be Possessed By Demons

Mallam Luthfi Jamal-Baba, an Islamic exorcist and imam, recently made the hilarious and terrifying assertion that although both men and women can be possessed by evil spirits (also referred to as ‘jinns’), beautiful women are possessed at higher rates.

Although he gave no clear reasons as to why he’s both observed and theorized that beautiful women are possessed at higher rates, he did reveal that the only ways to help prevent possession is prayer, avoiding revealing clothing, and consistent bathing.

Considering the fact that signs of possession include self-harm,  talking to yourself, and night terrors, it’s no surprise women are “possessed” at higher rates. Most of these symptoms line up with the fact that women statistically deal with higher rates of PTSD, sexual trauma, and depression. Not to mention the added factor of claiming you can “prevent possession” by wearing the right clothing, which is obviously a gendered and victim-blaming stance.

Despite those factors, it’s way more fun to imagine that beautiful women are legitimately possessed by spirits at higher rates because our bodies are being used as vessels for the matriarchal-lizard takeover.