Hugging skeletons discovered in Italy (where else?)
The war on Valentine's Day continues in some parts of the Arab world. In the Happy Kingdom there is a fatwa against this "pagan" occasion forbidding true Muslims from celebrating it. But what is a fatwa without the moral police to make sure people are "convinced." So the Saudi moral police, which has a long religious sounding name in Arabic to emphasize its authority, warned that it will crack the whip against any woman wearing red or anyone holding dinner parties to celebrate this evil, degenerate, decadent, contaminated, twisted, monstrous day. So I guess this year Valentine's Day in Saudi will stay underground.
Now we move to that prison called Gaza. Some pagan, degenerate, and decadent young men and women dared to send some Valentine emails and poems to each other. Young people in Gaza are meant to die, not love. Obviously, we need a moral militia in Gaza, preferably armed, to nip in the bud this disintegration, or we are risking losing Palestine again. A Sheikh issued his own fatwa, which, strangely, sounds similar to the Saudi fatwa. He encouraged Palestinians to reject this love celebration because it insults Islamic values and encourges falling into sin/sex.
حث أحد رجال الدين الفلسطينيين من خلال حديث لمحطة اذاعة محلية على أن يربأوا بأنفسهم عن عيد الحب واصفا اياه بأنه اهانة للقيم الاسلامية وتحريض على الوقوع في الرذيلة، بحسب رويترز.
Upon hearing that prodcast on the local TV station, Gazan men who had just bought their wives a rose (a bunch is too expensive) chucked it in the nearest garabage can and asked for forgiveness. The wives cancelled the nice makloubeh dish they had planned for dinner, saving the chicken for a less pagan occasion. They snapped at the kids a bit before they, too, asked for forgiveness.