Cherson & Molschky: No Love for Valentine’s Day in Islam

While Valentine’s Day is forbidden in Islamic culture, the prevalence of rape, pedophilia, pornography and other sexual misdeeds contradicts the supposed “morality” of Islam

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us once again, but it is no bed of roses for Muslims who wish to celebrate. The holiday is viewed as a sinful Western invention which goes against the “morality” of Islam.

In Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, the “religious police” do their best to keep the public in line and will make arrests when necessary. Last year, for example, five men were arrested and sentenced to 32 years in prison and 4500 lashes for holding a Valentine’s Day party with women who were not related to them. (One would hope they would not be related!) The party involved drinking and- gasp!- dancing…