No Valentine's: Saudi religious police see red

Feb 11, 2010 Full story: WAOW-TV Wausau 31

The Saudi religious police launched Thursday a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or in any other way allude to the banned celebrations of Valentine's Day, a Saudi official said.

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“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#1 Feb 11, 2010
Saint Valentines day in Saudi Arabia, interesting thought.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Send me a card
And they'll 'kill you!'

Since: May 08

Germany

#2 Feb 11, 2010
supersonic boom wrote:
Saint Valentines day in Saudi Arabia, interesting thought.
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Send me a card
And they'll 'kill you!'
You took the words right out of my mouth:)

Red roses are the flowers of Islam.

Since: Sep 09

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#3 Feb 11, 2010
Ah yes, more tolerance from the religion of peace,....and of course....there is no compulsion!!!....what a lie!!!! The whole faith of Islam is LIES.

Since: Sep 09

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#4 Feb 11, 2010
Roses are red, Violets are Blue
Give me a vest, and I will blow up you.
I know I will die but so will you..
I will go to heaven and get virgins,72!

what do you mean there are no virgins?
And why is it so hot?
You mean now to tell me,...Islam the one true faith
WAS NOT?????

OY VEY!!!!!

Since: Nov 07

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#5 Feb 11, 2010
This is kind of funny-reminds me of the days when I was a Jehovah's Witness and anything that could be construed as "christmassy" in your home or on your person would get you 'counseled' by the elders. We are talking snowmen and sparkly stuff, forget a green wreath with even a welcome on it! I remember doing a project in the spring and giving it to the school bus driver so I wouldn't get in trouble. It was a sugar egg, 3rd grade. It was beautiful and I was so proud of it. I had no idea what was wrong with eggs, but I knew that it had to do with easter, so I couldn't bring it home.

I doubt Saudi kills anyone over the observance of V-day, but I wonder at what they DO actually do to enforce this when it comes down to it. I am a couple hours away from Saudi and think it would be interesting to see what religious extremism looks like, Muslim style. Here in Qatar, valentines day is avail to expats, so I haven't noticed serious issues. Candy and jewelry are always popular here with everyone.

Since: Jan 10

Albany, NY

#6 Feb 11, 2010
JeanD_NW wrote ....

so I haven't noticed serious issues. Candy and jewelry are always popular here with everyone.
.
How very true, in this case rotten candy and tin jewelry

Since: Sep 09

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#7 Feb 11, 2010
liar....I live in the USA,,....I will wear my 18kt Gold Ruby 2ct heart necklace on Valentines day....
not tin.....I do not own anything less than 14 kt. Gold.

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#8 Feb 11, 2010
Big Brother is alive and well in Muslim lands....
New France

Montréal, Canada

#10 Feb 11, 2010
Saudi Arabia is such a sexually repressed and uptight society.
New France

Montréal, Canada

#11 Feb 11, 2010
Isreality wrote:
JeanD_NW wrote ....
so I haven't noticed serious issues. Candy and jewelry are always popular here with everyone.
.
How very true, in this case rotten candy and tin jewelry
You need something long and hard for your bottled-up sexual rage.

Since: Jan 10

Albany, NY

#12 Feb 11, 2010
New France wrote:
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You need something long and hard for your bottled-up sexual rage.
I call em' as I see em'.
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http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u225/queen...

Since: Nov 07

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#13 Feb 12, 2010
I don't think that anything about this holiday has anything to do with sexual repression in Saudi, it has to do with conforming to western values and western ways that are in opposition to Islamic teaching. They don't do Christmas, either. Or Halloween.

Considering the amount of children around here, I would not say that Muslim people are sexually repressed. They value chastity and morality and in Arab nations, they seem to practice what they preach-mostly. There are issues here, too. I think there are more issues with drugs and alcohol at this point, but it will be changing the more the society integrates with western society. Yikes.
Harvest

Islamabad, Pakistan

#14 Feb 12, 2010
Valentine's day is a day to express love. Atleast we have one day to let our parents, brothers, sisters, friends, husband & wife know how much we value them. Otherwise we take each other for granted. Why do they connect V-Day to be a christian thingy. Small minds (walnuts)
In Pakistan there is no restriction to celebrating V-day. We go along with the tide. The media is pretty open to it.

Since: Nov 07

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#15 Feb 12, 2010
Harvest wrote:
Valentine's day is a day to express love. Atleast we have one day to let our parents, brothers, sisters, friends, husband & wife know how much we value them. Otherwise we take each other for granted. Why do they connect V-Day to be a christian thingy. Small minds (walnuts)
In Pakistan there is no restriction to celebrating V-day. We go along with the tide. The media is pretty open to it.
They connect it with Christianity because it has its origins in Christianity and is a holiday that originally honored a Catholic saint-Valentine. It is completely secularized in the world now, but Islam does not honor the religious days of other faiths.
Harvest

Islamabad, Pakistan

#16 Feb 12, 2010
Why?( No freedom of mind) despite the internet, what about facebook and youtube, have they blocked these as well? beats me.

Since: Jan 10

Albany, NY

#17 Feb 12, 2010
Harvest wrote:
Why?( No freedom of mind) despite the internet, what about facebook and youtube, have they blocked these as well? beats me.
3 words...... Bias+ towards Israel

Since: Dec 06

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#18 Feb 12, 2010
An Islamic Valentine's Day

The Top Ten Promises a Muslim will make to his sweetheart can be found here --

http://www.wikiislam.com/wiki/Farsideology:_A...

Enjoy!
Farside

Since: Feb 10

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#19 Feb 12, 2010
Farside wrote:
An Islamic Valentine's Day
The Top Ten Promises a Muslim will make to his sweetheart can be found here --
http://www.wikiislam.com/wiki/Farsideology:_A...
Enjoy!
Farside
Who could resist such romantic gestures as 7 & 8? LOL

Since: Jan 10

Albany, NY

#20 Feb 12, 2010
New France wrote:
Saudi Arabia is such a sexually repressed and uptight society.
So let it fill up with hookers, porn, and perverts, like the free world, is what you're saying?
Az Zaqqum

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Feb 12, 2010
Ahh but symobls of peace and tolerance are still allowed....like a sword and whip!

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