Valentine’s Day Protest Ongoing In Pakistan; Radical Islamists Vow Disruption On Thursday

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Feb 13, 2013 – Valentine’s Day Protest Ongoing In Pakistan; Radical Islamists Vow Disruption On Thursday

The student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) rallied outside the press club in the northwestern city of Peshawar, chanting slogans against Valentine’s Day, saying it had “spread immodesty in the world”.

Valentine’s Day is increasingly popular among younger Pakistanis, many of whom have taken up the custom of giving cards, chocolates and gifts to their sweethearts to celebrate the occasion.

But Pakistan remains a deeply traditional society where many disapprove of Valentine’s Day as a Western import.

The demonstrators, who carried a banner urging February 14 to be a “day of modesty”, said the tradition encouraged unmarried men and women to live together in sin.

“We will not allow holding of any Valentine’s Day function,” Shahzad Ahmed, the local head of the student organisation, said. “The law enforcing agencies must prevent such gatherings, otherwise we will stop in our own way.” [source]

9 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Protest Ongoing In Pakistan; Radical Islamists Vow Disruption On Thursday

  1. @sheddy.you are an ***** for talking down on islam. dont Muslims her in Nigeria celebrate vals? If you dont have any good thing to say, Go and scratch ur ********.

  2. Pls b4 u coment take ur time 2 serch 4 d true history of valantine. Did ur bible gave it attention? Bcos, 4 sure Quran hav no room 4 it. BE WARN brothers and sisters. Devil is using every posible means 2 turn d world around. Never celebrate dat which u don’t knw d origine.

  3. You guys are indeed stupid and [email protected] and daniel…watz is d meaning of val.? Is’t biblical? If ur ignorant try and learn. Val. Day is d day unmarried lovers had sex and was jailed, bt u guys out of ignorant and lack of moral standard as well as adequate analytical ability datz d problem of many *****… Your jst talking bcos talking is free..

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