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Muslims: Avoid The Valentine’s Day Trap

From the Agence France-Presse:

Malaysian Muslims warned against Valentine’s Day

Sat Feb 12, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – As couples around the world ready for Valentine’s Day, Islamic officials in Malaysia have warned Muslims against celebrating something "synonymous with vice activities."

The warning follows plans announced last week by several Malaysian states who are planning a crackdown on "immoral acts" during Valentine’s Day as part of a campaign to encourage a sin-free lifestyle.

We have often wondered, why just have a life when you can have a ‘lifestyle’?

"In reality, as well as historically, the celebration of Valentine’s Day is synonymous with vice activities," Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, head of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM), which oversees the country’s Islamic policies, told state media.

"Islam would reject anything, even from the Eastern culture, if it contravenes the Islamic teachings," he added.

Such as democracy?

Wan Mohamad said a fatwa (ruling) issued by the country’s top clerics six years ago noted the day "is associated with elements of Christianity," and "we just cannot get involved with other religion’s worshipping rituals."

No, that would be tolerance. Which apparently also "contravenes Islamic teachings."

JAKIM officials will carry out a nationwide ‘Mind the Valentine’s Day Trap’ campaign, he said, aimed at preventing Muslims from celebrating the day.

Nasrudin Hasan Tantawi, head of the Islamic party PAS’s youth wing said Wednesday that authorities in the opposition-controlled northern states of Kedah, Penang and Kelantan as well as central Selangor state will also carry out "immorality checks" on February 14

"We have identified spots in these states which are used by lovers and we are deploying local religious department officials as well as party members to stop such sinful acts like casual sex, which violates Islam," he told AFP

Mind you, this is the same religion whose scholars have declared (via fatwa) that love itself is a "psychological sickness."

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 14th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Muslims: Avoid The Valentine’s Day Trap”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    The final insult to woman and humanity. The full-body burqua, the windows painted black, treated worse than animals……now they admit that they don’t really love women?–the hell you say!

    It’s almost as if Muslim women’s job is just to give birth to terrorists, and that can’t be true because……um………………………………hmm.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Okay……they hate humans. But isn’t there that favorite donkey or special ewe that they could bestow a bag of oats on?
    Don’t tell me Muslim men can’t love. I’ve seen the 2 a.m. prance to the animal shed on video.
    *special thanks to our troops (with night vision) for outing these maggots*

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