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just an old fashioned saudi love song

12 Feb

Came across this tidbit from BBC:

Saudi authorities consider Valentine’s Day, along with a host of other annual celebrations, as un-Islamic.

In addition to the prohibition on celebrating non-Islamic festivals, the authorities consider Valentine’s Day as encouraging relations between men and women outside wedlock – punishable by law in the conservative kingdom.

However, people in love are pretty resourceful:

The Saudi Gazette reported that some people placed orders with florists days or weeks before Valentine’s Day in anticipation of the ban, which is a regular occurrence.

“Sometimes we deliver the bouquets in the middle of the night or early morning, to avoid suspicion,” one florist said.

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Posted by on February 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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