Skip to comments.Red Roses Hit the Black Market as Saudis Ban Valentine's Day Gifts
Posted on 02/10/2009 1:39:30 PM PST by Steelfish
Red Roses Hit the Black Market as Saudis Ban Valentine's Day Gifts
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Anyone in Saudi Arabia looking to shower a loved one with Valentines Day gifts better be ready to break the law and shell out serious cash.
Religious police in the Arab country are banning the sale of any gifts related to the romantic holiday, driving up black market prices for offerings like the ever-popular red rose, according to BBC News.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Uh, it is SAINT VALENTINE’S Day. As in, it is a Christian holiday.
One would think it logical that Moslem authorities wouldn’t be happy about it (though, of course, they tend to take things to the extreme, as is par for the course for them).
What? Does Valentines Day compete with “Islamic treat a woman like a dog day” or something?
they get open hand slaps on the 14th instead of clenched fists.
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
allah hates roses
And chocolates too
After I converted it.
I have the best girlfriend in the whole world. She asked if we were going out to eat on Valentines Day and I told her there’s now way I’d go out in that madness, but I would take her to the Gun show with me. She’s all for that!
I think Islam would be a peaceful religion if the woman all looked like that!
I suppose giving roses in these countries might become more acceptable if they were given to favorite goats or child sex partners of either sex.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.