There Is No Fun In Islam*, not even in modern, moderate Malaysia: “Move on Valentine’s Day ‘sins,'” by Sira Habibu for The Star, February 9 (thanks to ASEAN_bacon):
PETALING JAYA: PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hasan Tantawi said the Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor governments have directed all local authorities to work closely with police and Rela in order to carry out operations to check immoral activities during Valentine’s Day.
This is because pre-emptive measures need to be taken to promote sin-free lifestyle, he said.
Nasrudin also called on the authorities to take stern action against organisers who blatantly promote sinful activities.
“For example, several years ago, a hotel in Kuala Terengganu offered free rooms for 100 couples on first-come-first-served basis.
“Last year, there was a campaign to promote a no-panties day in conjunction with Valentine’s Day,” he said.
He said the National Fatwa Council forbids Muslims from celebrating Valentine’s Day because of elements of Christianity and sin.
“We are not against love. We are merely raising awareness on self-dignity and moral values,” he said.
In Penang, PAS youth is working closely with the Islamic Religious Department to check immoral activities among Muslims, he said.
Nasrudin added that PAS youth in every state had also been directed to launch campaigns to promote sin-free lifestyle.
“We have identified favourite spots in every state where lovebirds mingle.
“We are deploying our members to preach and to distribute pamphlets promoting healthy sin-free lifestyle….
* The Ayatollah Khomeini said that.