Mass Arrest Of Muslims In Malaysia For Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Candy-heartsFor everyone who hates Valentine’s Day for its consumerist tradition, be glad you have the choice whether or not to celebrate. Large groups of Muslims in Malaysia were arrested yesterday for trying to give their unmarried counterparts heart-shaped candy and a special night. BBC News reports:

Islamic morality police in Malaysia have arrested more than 80 Muslims in an operation to stop them celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Officers raided budget hotels in the central state of Selangor and capital, Kuala Lumpur, detaining unmarried Muslim couples who were sharing rooms.

The religious authorities in Malaysia say Valentine’s Day is synonymous with immoral activities.

Those arrested could be jailed for up to two years if convicted.

The anti-Valentine’s Day campaign by the country’s Islamic authorities goes back to a fatwa issued in 2005.

[Continues at BBC News]

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  • Hadrian999

    cant say much for any faith that relies on government enforcement for members

  • Hadrian999

    cant say much for any faith that relies on government enforcement for members

  • Liam_McGonagle

    My gut instinct tells me that this is more about freedom of association instead of romance, per se.

    So here’s a proposed compromise: Have all Valentine’s day participants register with the authorities and agree to be paired up by a government tribunal, and also allow the term of the pairing to expire within two weeks.

    I believe this can offer both a satisfying degree of frivolous carnality and the type of dystopian social control that the authorities want. Everyone’s happy . . . except any women who may happen to get pregnant or any men who give a shit.

    But come on, that touchy-feely “giving a shit” about anything stuff went out of fashion a lonnng time ago. And women’s opinions never mattered. Society is much better off without any personal sense of commitment or responsibility.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    My gut instinct tells me that this is more about freedom of association instead of romance, per se.

    So here’s a proposed compromise: Have all Valentine’s day participants register with the authorities and agree to be paired up by a government tribunal, and also allow the term of the pairing to expire within two weeks.

    I believe this can offer both a satisfying degree of frivolous carnality and the type of dystopian social control that the authorities want. Everyone’s happy . . . except any women who may happen to get pregnant or any men who give a shit.

    But come on, that touchy-feely “giving a shit” about anything stuff went out of fashion a lonnng time ago. And women’s opinions never mattered. Society is much better off without any personal sense of commitment or responsibility.

  • Why

    the religion of peace is at it again…

  • Why

    the religion of peace is at it again…

  • Weekendsvanatta

    fuck islam. and dont call me a bigot. fuck facism and equally fuck islam. its the same thing.

  • Weekendsvanatta

    fuck islam. and dont call me a bigot. fuck facism and equally fuck islam. its the same thing.

  • Synapse

    *Waits futilely for UN condemnation* Huh, wonder why they’re not saying anything about human rights now…

  • Synapse

    *Waits futilely for UN condemnation* Huh, wonder why they’re not saying anything about human rights now…

  • Dunzain

    The moral police is at it again,,,

    Alles ist verboten, and more.

  • Dunzain

    The moral police is at it again,,,

    Alles ist verboten, and more.

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