Thursday, February 14, 2008

LOLSaudis for Valentines Day

I always joke that Im going to run off to Saudi Arabia to get a teaching position at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology cause there arent any positions here in the US.

Well now my plans have been ruined.

The Saudi 'Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice' (did they go to 'Radical Christian Institute for Naming Things'?) has declared Valentines Day illegal:

"As Muslims we shouldn't celebrate a non-Muslim celebration, especially this one that encourages immoral relations between unmarried men and women, " Sheikh Khaled Al-Dossari, a scholar in Islamic studies, told the Saudi Gazette, an English-language newspaper.

Every year, officials with the conservative Muslim kingdom's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice clamp down on shops a few days before February 14, instructing them to remove red roses, red wrapping paper, gift boxes and teddy bears. On the eve of the holiday, they raid stores and seize symbols of love.
LOL. Muslims.

Saudi Arabia should be a model for Radical Christians--We could put Ted Haggard in charge of 'Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice'!! Have a special ministry for witch burnings!


Well, even though all the Crazy Christians and Muslim Maniacs hate me cause Im an atheist chick, I got a Valentine for them anyway.


wackyvorlon said...

Of course, in this context 'immoral relations' more specifically translates to 'furtive glancing'.

Reynold said...

Holy crap, Abbie. Those guys had riots over less than that. Remember those Muhommad cartoons?

I hope Arnie's trained as an attack dog. ;)

Gary said...

I Aorta Heart U 2!'

Bwa HaHa to your Valentine!

Nice pic of Denyse O'Leary.

I am sorry that was mean, but what can you expect out of an Atheist, coming down off a Darwin day hi?

Abbie - Do NOT go to Saudi Arabia.

Jay said...

No way! I borrowed that baboon pic off the internets a year ago and made the same addition.

I Heart U

I wonder if I did it first. Probably not. :\

Lledowyn said...

All I can say is that I can't wait to switch out my Hybrid for a fuel cell vehicle. That way I will stop sending these barbarians any money.

lycosid said...

for valentine's day saudis give the gift of rape

Anonymous said...

Off topic. Thought Lenny's wiki page needed some updating.