| Hating Valentine’s
| Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Jihad Watch : Today, February 14, is Valentine’s Day, the sacred day that intimate
companions mark to celebrate their love and affection for one another.
If you’re thinking about making a study of how couples celebrate this
day in a positive and loving manner, the Muslim world and the milieus of
the radical Left are not the places you should be spending your time.
Indeed, it’s pretty hard to outdo Islamists and “progressives” when it
comes to the hatred of Valentine’s Day. And this hatred is precisely the
territory on which the contemporary romance between the Left and Islamic Supremacism is formed.
The train is never late: every year that Valentine’s comes around,
the Muslim world erupts with ferocious rage, with its leaders doing
everything in their power to suffocate the festivity that comes with the
celebration of private romance. Imams around the world thunder against
Valentine’s every year — and the celebration of the day itself is
literally outlawed in Islamic states.
This year, for example, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has, as always, banned Valentine’s Day
for promoting “immorality, nudity and indecency.” Pakistani television
and radio stations are disallowed from mentioning the event — because of
a court order the Islamabad High Court
issued last year. No one in society, from an official level to any
public place, can even hint that they might be celebrating, let alone
thinking about, the day.
Pakistan views Valentine’s Day as an “insult” to Islam. In the past,
Valentine’s Day activities in the Islamic country were disrupted by
Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s main religious party, but in recent years
the state and courts have involved themselves. Back on Valentine’s Day
in Pakistan in 2013, supporters of Jamat-e-Islami took to the streets
in Peshawar to vehemently denounce the Day of Love.
Demonizing it as
“un-Islamic,” the Muslim protestors shouted that the day had “spread
immodesty in the world.” Shahzad Ahmed, the local leader of the student
wing of Jamat-e-Islami, declared that
the organization would not “allow” any Valentine’s Day functions,
warning that if Pakistani law enforcement did not prevent Pakistanis
from holding such functions, that the Jamat-e-Islami would stop them “in
our own way.” Khalid Waqas Chamkani, a leader in Jamat-e-Islami,calls Valentine’s a “shameful day.”
Read it all here.....................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 9:55 PM