Hating Valentine’s Day – IOTW Report

Hating Valentine’s Day

Jihad Watch: Yesterday, February 14, was 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, the Muslim world and the milieus of the radical Left are not the places you should be spending your time.

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Indeed, it’s pretty hard to outdo jihadists 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 fanaticism 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 Islamist states.

This year, for example, Pakistan banned Valentine’s Day as an “insult” to Islam and warned that “strict” action would be taken against anyone daring to celebrate the day in any part of Islamabad. While in the past, Valentine’s Day activities were disrupted by Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s main religious party, it was the first time this year that the state actually got involved to ban celebration of the day. In Iran, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia this year, and as always, Valentine’s Day was outlawed.  MORE

7 Comments on Hating Valentine’s Day

  1. My wife and I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s day since our early dating. Not that we begrudge anyone else from celebrating, but it just doesn’t make sense to us to force a day upon couples (and lately daughters, mothers, and grandmothers) to celebrate their love for one another with long restaurant lines, expensive flowers, and candy. My wife and I celebrate our Valentine’s Day on May 22nd, the day we were married. And we express our love for each other in small & occasionally big ways every day.

  2. I have something to say to “Hanoi” Jane Fonda.

    When I got to work on February 14, 2013, I found a beautiful arrangement of multi-colored flowers at my desk. There was no card attached. I was never able to find out who they were from, if the giver meant to keep his identity a secret, or if the card had become detached en route from the florist and was sitting on a big pile of slush outside the courthouse.

    This event has been the single most exciting thing that happened to me during the entire seven tiresome years of the Obama Administration. I have to say that ALL the women in my department were as excited and impressed as I was. So, please put a cork in it and STFU the next time you want to make these weird pronouncmeets about what you consider proper deportment in heterosexual relationships. You, Madame, are a dried-up, frustrated old hag who hasn’t been relevant in decades. No normal woman is going to GAFF about what you think.

  3. Valentines Day. It is a day to honor St. Valentine. It is to honor a Christian Saint. It comes from Christianity. Many stories have been written about him.

    The essay couldn’t have been any more compelling. Spot on.

    Thanks for posting.

  4. The idea of private love is rare in the Muslim world.

    islam is a world of arranged marriages and female subjugation, first to her father and then to her husband. A romantic relationship between two ADULT EQUALS is a rarity.

    Not just Valentine’s Day, but any literature, music or artwork celebrating romance is incomprehensible to them.
    Saving Western Civilization — romance is a key part of it.

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