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.LOL. Muslims.
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.
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.