From the Associated Press:
A Pakistani judge on Monday banned all Valentine's Day celebrations in the country's capital, Islamabad, saying they are against Islamic teachings.
The judge ruled on a petition seeking to ban public celebrations of the Western holiday, court official Niaz Saleh said. He said the order had been sent to Pakistan's media regulator to ensure a blackout on any Valentine's Day promotions in print or electronic media.
The ban applies only to Pakistan's capital as the Islamabad high court has no jurisdiction beyond the city.
The regulator in a statement directed all Pakistani media outlets not to print or broadcast anything that promotes Valentine's Day. No event shall be held at any official level and at any public place, the statement quoted a part of the court order.
Later on Monday, the government issued an order to local police to enforce the court ban. A similar order was in place last year in Islamabad.Malaysia, another Muslim country also bans Valentine's Day, Pamela Geller reported.
The Islamic State in Iraq banned even wearing red.
In Indonesia, it is legal but there are those who protest Valentine's Day.
I suppose if you marry off girls before they reach puberty, there is no such thing as dating and really is no need for the day.
But what a dreary and sad life people live in these backward places. And yes, I say backward because they have not learned to respect freewill and individuality. Until they do, they will not advance from the seventh century.
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