Saudi Arabia has asked florists and gift shops to remove all red items until after Valentine’s Day, calling the celebration of such a holiday a sin, local media reported Monday.
As Muslims we shouldn’t celebrate a non-Muslim celebration, especially this one that encourages immoral relations between unmarried men and women, ” Sheikh Khaled Al-Dossari, a scholar in Islamic studies, told the Saudi Gazette, an English-language newspaper.
I mean, really. There’s not much out there that’s more evil than that. I grew up reading 1984, Fahrenheit 541, and other dystopian novels. This is one of those worlds. The list of repressions and atrocities are staggering in this hellhole. This isn’t merely a cultural difference, this is oppression pure and simple, which is what makes it all the more insane that the Bush’s are close family friends with the Saudi royal family. As much shit as I talk about the democrats, it’ll be nice to have a president who, ya know, isn’t close friends with the Big Brothers of another country.
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