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Friday, 12 February 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day in Saudi

No Valentine’s celebrations on 14 February in Saudi Arabia, then.

The so-called religious police have been out and about inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering shopkeepers to get rid of them, in a nationwide crackdown on anything Valentine.

One wonders what would happen if the United Kingdom banned all recognition of Eid and Ramadan. Instead, we bend over backwards to accommodate superstitous religious practices, even if it means inconvenience for others in the workplace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I want to run for President if only to serve one term. In that one term I'll move to do several things but one of those would be the destruction of Mecca.