Hating Valentine’s

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The following article is written by Jamie Glazov at Frontpagemag.com.

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 – as my book, United in Hate, documents.

The train is never late: as Deborah Weiss demonstrates, 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.

For instance, every year the Islamic Republic of Pakistan bans Valentine’s Day for promoting “immorality, nudity and indecency.” Two days ago, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) sustained its decision to outlaw Valentine’s Day celebrations across the country, ordering authorities to take action on anyone daring to celebrate or promote the Day of Love. Pakistani television and radio stations are disallowed from mentioning the event. 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.

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