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Valentines Day - Saudi style........

Old Feb 11th 2008, 2:01 pm
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15:00 11Feb08 RTRS-No red roses for Saudi sweethearts on Valentines Day

RIYADH, Feb 11 (Reuters) -

Saudi Arabia's religious police have banned red roses ahead of Valentine's Day, forcing couples in the conservative Muslim nation to think of new ways to show their love.

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has ordered florists and gift shop owners in the capital Riyadh to remove any items coloured scarlet, which is widely seen as symbolising love, newspapers said.

"They visited us last night," the Saudi Gazette quoted an unidentified florist as saying.

It is not unusual for the Saudi vice squad to clamp down ahead of Valentine's Day, which it sees as encouraging relations between men and women outside of wedlock, the newspaper said.

Saudi Arabia imposes an austere form of Sunni Islam which prevents unrelated men and women from mixing, bans women from driving and demands that women wear a headscarf and a cloak.

Relations outside marriage are strictly banned and punishable by law.

(Reporting by Souhail Karam; Editing by Giles Elgood)
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i read this...good on em...i think red roses are tacky at the best of times, but they are a bleedin rip off on valentines day!

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Sounds the kind of Valentines I'll be having this year
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Valentines Day is the biggest conspiracy attacking the modern world schemed by Gulf Greetings in Deira City Centre...
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Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
Valentines Day is the biggest conspiracy attacking the modern world schemed by Gulf Greetings in Deira City Centre...
and you will so be part of it...

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Damn . . . . They'd banned the roses so he had to buy me gold instead . .
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Damn . . . . They'd banned the roses so he had to buy me gold instead . .
gold and not diamonds...you poor deprived child...

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Hadn't thought about diamonds . . . . . Will have to have words with him . . .

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Hadn't thought about diamonds . . . . . Will have to have words with him . . .

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
gold and not diamonds...you poor deprived child...

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That's another man's life you've just ruined, MM....
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
That's another man's life you've just ruined, MM....
err...the men in my life love me...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
err...the men in my life love me...

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I'm talking about the detritus of poor beasts that you left howling along the road...
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Actually, the initial comment was very tongue in cheek . . . Who cares if Saudi bans the sale of red roses on Valentines day ? But diamonds would be nice . . . .
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You are all miserable b#stards!!
Valentines day is lovely!.....i bet you all run around telling children theres no santa too!!
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
I'm talking about the detritus of poor beasts that you left howling along the road...
don't be so rude about confucius...

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Originally Posted by MissDemeanor View Post
You are all miserable b#stards!!
Valentines day is lovely!.....i bet you all run around telling children theres no santa too!!at'
valentines day is a load of crap...and yeah, if that's what it takes, then santa is dead...

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