Tuesday, February 12, 2008

God Hates This Bird

CNN reports from the backwardest place on earth (all apologies to the American south):

Saudi Arabia has asked florists and gift shops to remove all red items until after Valentine's Day, calling the celebration of such a holiday a sin, local media reported Monday.

"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.
Who knows, maybe this will be the one. By that I mean maybe this anti-red campaign, if really assiduously enforced, will finally become the tipping point that stops human sexual instincts in and near Saudi Arabia.

I am not betting on it, nor am I hoping for it in the slightest, but who knows?

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