Skip to comments.Hating Valentine's
Posted on 02/12/2010 5:53:32 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
This Sunday, February 14, is Valentines Day, the sacred day that intimate companions mark to celebrate their love and affection for one another. If youre thinking about making a study of how couples celebrate this day, the Muslim world and the milieus of the radical Left are not the places you should be spending most, if any, of your time. Indeed, its pretty hard to outdo jihadists and progressives when it comes to the hatred of Valentines Day. And this hatred is precisely the territory on which the contemporary romance between the radical Left and Islamic fanaticism is formed.
The train is never late: every time Valentines comes around, the Muslim world reacts with ferocious rage, with its leaders doing everything in their power to quash the festivity that comes with the celebration of private romance. Imams around the world thunder against Valentines every year and the celebration of the day itself is literally outlawed in Islamist states. The Saudis, for instance, ruthlessly punish the slightest hint of celebrating Valentines Day. Just a few days ago, the Kingdom and its religious morality police officially issued a stern warning that anyone caught even thinking about Valentines Day will suffer some of the most painful penalties of Sharia Law.
This is typical of the Saudis of course. As Daniel Pipes has reported, the Saudi regime takes a firm stand against Valentines every year, and the Saudi religious police monitor stores selling roses and other gifts. They have even arrested women for wearing red on that day. This time around, the narrative is no different: the Saudis have announced that, starting the week of Valentines and until February 15, it will be illegal for a merchant to sell any item that is red,
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I don’t like being on the same side as Sharia law but I do find Valentine’s Day to be annoying in the extreme... I also hate Mardis Gras. Bah humbug.
It is a pain, especially for the single ones among us.
But on the other side, come Tuesday, you’ll be able to buy alot of chocolate on the cheap!!
I think that the difference is that you may not hate love ;)
Thanks for posting this article. I hadn’t considered linking radical feminists/liberals and radical islamists in this way but it makes sense.
It seems that those two groups delight in attempting to stamp out all things that showcase the beauty of human beings to be virtuous.
Their world is one of darkness and despair and I don’t want any part of it.
My Un-funny Valentine.
A preview of life in Europe in a few years.
I’ll be glad with Valentine Day passes so I don’t have to be subject to the pajama gram commercial.
Those who have been in a romance that went sour or that was visited by tragedy may be understandably sad at today’s valentines.
But as a middle-age coot I think, why spoil it for everybody else. I don’t mind if they eat chocolate till they bust, as long as they save ultimate relations with each other till they’re married (if not already).