• Saudi Arabia Bans Red Roses & Scarlet ...

    From Daryl Fatwa@3:800/432 to All on Mon Feb 11 23:55:28 2008
    Imagine the fuss if Western nations banned halal food and other Islamic paraphernalia around the time of Ramavan (sic) and other Islamic occasions. ============================================================================

    Religious police ban red roses
    From correspondents in Riyadh
    February 11, 2008 10:59pm
    Article from: 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.


    Full article at "News" http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23198781-23109,00.html

    * Origin: Xaragmata / Adelaide SA telnet://xaragmata.thebbs.org (3:800/432)