A loveless day in Malaysia. St. Valentine, you see, was an enemy of Islam; Muhammad Ramli Nuh thus demonstrates that he knows (or actually thinks he knows, since his information is completely incorrect) and cares a good deal more about St. Valentine than the overhwhelming majority of those who will actually be giving out roses and chocolate hearts today. From the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama, with thanks to Nicolei:
KUALA TERENGGANU, Feb 13 (Bernama) — Muslims in the country, especially lovers, have been advised not to celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow.
State Islam Hadhari Development Committee Deputy Chairman, Muhammad Ramli Nuh said celebrating the Day could be regarded as recognising the enemies of Islam because Valentine or Valentinus took part in planning and attacking Cordoba, once a well-known centre of Islam in Spain, causing its downfall….
Muhammad Ramli said although not many couples celebrate Valentine’s Day in the state, the state government wished to remind that the celebration should not be held including in hotels.
Happy Valentines Day, everyone!