Iran rules “decadent” Valentine’s Day celebrations a crime

ByPamela Geller on February 13, 2016
103 Comments
valentine2

The day of love despised in an anti-love, anti-human culture. Valentine’s Day is forbidden. Stoning women, calling for genocide of the Jews, screaming “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” — that’s fine.

itm_i-hate-valentines-day-i-am-muslim-facebook-cover2014-02-13_02-34-25_1

“Iran rules ‘decadent’ Valentine’s Day celebrations a crime,” Associated Press, February 12, 2016:

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.

Iran joins a number of Muslim countries in banning Valentines Day. How long before the West adheres to these bans? Absurd? Hardly. Look how much the West has given up to date.

Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting “decadent Western culture through Valentine’s Day rituals.” Police informed Tehran’s coffee and ice cream shops trade union to avoid any gatherings in which boys and girls exchange Valentine’s Day gifts.

The annual Feb. 14 homage to romance, which tradition says is named after an early Christian martyr, has become popular in recent years in Iran and other Middle East countries.

The backlash in the Islamic Republic is part of a drive against the spread of Western culture.

Saudi Arabia has also sought to stamp out Valentine’s Day but it’s celebrated widely in nearby places like Dubai.

Stay on top of what's really happening. Follow me on Twitter here. Like me on Facebook here.

Print This Post Print This Post
Disclamer

Comments at Atlas Shrugs are unmoderated. Posts using foul language, as well as abusive, hateful, libelous and genocidal posts, will be deleted if seen. However, if a comment remains on the site, it in no way constitutes an endorsement by Pamela Geller of the sentiments contained therein.

  • Fred

    Nice barbaric nation to lift sanctions from Obama!

    Iran – proud sponsor of terrorism since 1979!

    • joe1429

      poor israel… iran is flush with terror money now!! Israel screwed

      • Me Here

        I don’t see any ragheads rushing to pick a fight with Israel, historically it is not a good move.

        • joe1429

          They will have a lot more money to give their terror proxies who will commit more terror against israel… which is why the israelis were so against the pact

  • Ayatollah Khomeini: “There is no fun in Islam.”

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Islam is ignorance, violence and death.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Islam is to hell, what purgatory is to heaven.

      • Ron Cole

        Do the dead ones get their seventy two virgin goats before or after?

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Goats, carrion, scorpions, snake in a rock pile, for muslim’s it’s all good.

      • conan_drum

        You are mistaken, the traditional notion of purgatory was a place ‘souls’ were kept until judgement day when ‘god’ would decide whether they went to hell or heaven.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          That is not what I learned in catechism class, but be that as it may. islam is one degree in the infinite spiral of hell.

      • I’ll have to remember that line, Mahou.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          It makes perfect sense, if you have a bit on an understanding of both.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          If it helps, use it frequently.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      The Ayatrollah also married a ten year old girl when he was more than 30 years of age.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        Aiesha was 9

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Likewise, a leading theologian in Iran defended a recent stoning sentence simply byreminding his audience that “Democracy, freedom, and human rights have no place in Islam.”

      • Lonnie Robinson

        And has not the slightest clue how insane the sh!t sounds.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Muslims do not care what other people think, everything is all about islam.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      A leading theologian in Iran defended a recent stoning sentence simply by reminding his audience that “Democracy, freedom, and human rights have no place in Islam.”

  • wilypagan

    In case it isn’t obvious after all these years, love is un-islamic…

  • roger

    Crime is skyrocketing in Tehran with kids sending romantic cards and stuff, they’re going to need rubber bullets and water cannon on these criminals.

  • roger

    Perhaps these kids need to stop these crimes and learn how to beat their fiancés and kill their sisters.

    • joe1429

      yes…move along with the islamic tradtions…. maybe go to a stoning or 2 over the weekend

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The colour split on the sign defines islam “I am… a hate”. That is what islam is all about, hate, violence and ignorance. Islam cannot exist without hate. That alone defines it as a demon worshiping cult. There are no positive, affectionate parts to islam only hedonistic, self centred ignorant violent lust, absolutely no element of self control in a socially responsible manner.

    • Chippy

      When did you start to hate Islam?

      • Mahou Shoujo

        When it started to hate me, and call for my death.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        9/11/01.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        Hey dickhead you’re the FIRST PERSON ON HERE TO EMPLOY THE WORD HATE. People are pointing out facts which you don’t like and you therefore call these facts hate. If you don’t want face reality then that’s your business. Bury your head in the sand at your own peril Haji.

        • Chippy

          Comprehension is not your best point is it. I was the second person to use the word hate, thick head.

  • roger

    This is the part that really turns their crank the wrong way and ruins their hairdo –
    “The annual Feb. 14 homage to romance, which tradition says is named after an early Christian martyr”.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Allegedly St. Valentine was beheaded, that is an islamic cultural tradition, is it not?

      • roger

        Ahh, the plot thickens !

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Probably just another of the hundreds or contradictions the qur’an is full of.

  • J. Neville Groff

    I always considered it a “Hallmark Holiday” but since the durkas are so venomously against it I have found a whole new love of flowers, chocolates, goofy cards, the whole infidelic ensemble of rug kisser infuriating paraphernalia.

  • knight

    They should shout death to all Muslims and shut up and let others enjoy life

  • Iamnumber6

    Wow, I have a sign just like that!!!! Except it says: ” I love Valentine’s Day. Proud to be a woman. ” Underneath it says “I hate muslims”

    It’s funny, it totally opposite of theirs.

  • Juan
    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Just watched it. It’s GREAT.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Please point out to me which islamic states are “radical” and which aren’t.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        You can research that on your own and then tell us which ones you think are “radical”. In any of their countries there is a radical element and when they gain numerical superiority then it all goes radical. Just my opinion.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      britain, fuggeddabudit, da joint is a total write off along with western europe.

      • Ron Cole

        I recall my last visit to London in 2001.
        I thought I was in Africa during an Indian invasion.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          England is the architect of its own downfall. The fog has finally permeated and saturated their brains.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        The only way they’ll ever dislodge these wankers is with military force. So unless that happens they are indeed a right off.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          britain is a “has been” like the greek and roman empires, a subject for the history books.

  • Juan

    ISLAM

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Goats can’t read Valentines Day card written in Arabic.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      What about Farsi?

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Maybe in Goatsi.

        But to seal the deal, the goat wants flowers and a box of candy before the beastly act.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          Goatse… LOL.

          What do you call a 50 year old muslum man holding hands w/a 9 year old girl?

          Married.

    • joe1429

      hahahaha

    • joe1429

      hahahahah

    • karl59

      What can you expect from a decadent regime?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Marg Bar Iran!

    DEATH to Iran!
    HANG all ayatollahs!
    HANG their revolutionary gestapo!

    LONG LIVE PERSIA and VALENTINES DAY!

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      I’ve read some Parsi (i.e. Zoroastrian) magazines. It seems like they’ve all but given up on Iran where they are universally persecuted by the pig-slaves of allah.

  • Demsci

    Is this making people, mankind more happy? Is this elevating people’s minds?

    Remember, this negative approach by Muslims in charge, implementing Islam, to expressing love, promoting positive emotions, comes from Islam, hence from Allah. Who supposedly intervened in the 7th century (and before). Why? What was HIS DIVINITY’s purpose?

    His intervention is supposed to make the fate of mankind better. If Islam ONLY brings the same (or worse) fate of mankind than other religions or lifestyles, then His Divine Intervention did not work. For us. Humans.

    And Iran shows this increasingly by it’s Islamic societal experiment. Iranians are at the very least NOT happier than the average humans. On the contrary, there seem to be much happier countries, like Denmark.

    Perhaps then Allah failed? Or intervened for entire egoistic, narcissistic reasons???

    Perhaps there are diverse ideologies serving mankind better for making it happier??

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Muslims are ungrateful fools, stupid, arrogant and doomed to hate, anger and frustration

      They are so unhappy:-
      They’re not happy in Gaza
      They’re not happy in Egypt
      They’re not happy in Libya
      They’re not happy in Morocco
      They’re not happy in Iran
      They’re not happy in Iraq
      They’re not happy in Yemen
      They’re not happy in Algeria
      They’re not happy in Tunisia
      They’re not happy in Afghanistan
      They’re not happy in Pakistan
      They’re not happy in Syria
      They’re not happy in Lebanon
      They’re not happy in Nigeria
      They’re not happy in Kenya
      They’re not happy in Sudan
      ******** So, where are they happy? **********
      They’re happy in Australia
      They’re happy in England
      They’re happy in Belgium
      They’re happy in France
      They’re happy in Italy
      They’re happy in Germany
      They’re happy in Sweden
      They’re happy in Denmark
      They’re happy in the USA
      They’re happy in Canada
      They’re happy in Norway
      They’re happy in, and flock to, almost every country that is not Islamic!
      And who do they blame?
      Not Islam…
      Not their culture …
      Not their leadership…
      Not themselves…
      THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!
      And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the
      countries they came from where they were unhappy!

      • Lonnie Robinson

        True dat

  • GinnyLee

    Oh, bruther…another excuse to sharpen their machetes.

  • Brigitte Rouge-Pullon

    According to ancient prophecy, when muhammad al mahdi returns to earth every girl and woman will become a prophet muhammad peace be upon him and him and him also, and from then on every day will be valentine’s day until the end of times insh’allah.

    • liz

      Piss be upon him.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Police beat upon him.

        • Lonnie Robinson

          That’s good too!

      • Lonnie Robinson

        That’s funny :)

    • KimWilde

      According to ancient prophecy,when satan returns to Earth (please get the story correct).

  • fulham2014

    They are just demonstrating how boring and unloving they are.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Not to mention ignorant, self centred, violent, brutal, subhuman and murderous.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        Hey Mahou you never miss an opportunity to sh!t on these pig fcukers… Thanks and please give us more :)

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Actually, islam never misses an opportunity to display its ignorance, all the rest of us can do is notice and ridicule it.

  • Voytek Gagalka

    And thus they condemned themselves to everlasting hate!…

  • Marcel Janssen

    Also in the west, there wil be so called liberals and socialist who wil forbid Valentines day for it is offending for muslims… who by the way love to celebrate it them selfs. This thinking for others is one of the most dangerous things the liberals and socialst can do.
    For it wil turn neighbors against each other.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Ah the hilarious mendacity and hypocrisy of islam, where buggering little boys isn’t homosexuality and marrying pre-pubescent girls (with or without their consent) isn’t a problem, but Valentine’s Day is.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Their logic buggers the mind.

  • Richard
  • itchy

    They hate Valentine day because it’s named after a saint. There compared day is called wifembashimia day on ever day of the year….

  • Mahou Shoujo

    For a sex obsessed cult, why they would hate valentines day is rather strange? Maybe because it recognizes that girls have feelings, they are more than a life support system for a vagina.

    • liz

      Right – because Muslim “men” could never stand to acknowledge that anyone other than themselves (especially women) deserve any respect, honor, or even to be recognized as anything other than property.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Muslim men are arrogant, violent and totally disagreeable, any female that they get, is by rape, they are incapable of seduction, as they are subhuman instinct driven loathsome creatures.

        • NoMoreIslam

          Ordering or forcing female to a sex is a seduction in moslemanian

          • Mahou Shoujo

            It is nothing but rape, which is a close second to murder in the overall priority of crime. Islam, is a list of violent crimes that the “best of people” can perpetrate on the rest, rationalized by the demonic qur’an.

        • Lonnie Robinson

          THE PERFECT ADJECTIVE… loathesome.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Yes, it does describe them almost adequately.

    • BrunoPBuhr

      Insecure violent ignorance and insipid cowardice needs a victim. Enter the cult you described.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      “Life support system’…OUCH!

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Truth hurts.

    • BrunoPBuhr

      There was one of those in Chattanooga Tennessee.

  • thushjz

    Obama probably hates Valentine’s day too because his Iranian buddies do…

  • conan_drum

    *“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”

    – Ayatollah Khomeini, 1979

    A Muslim male may have sex with an animal, however once he has finished he must slaughter the animal. He should not eat the meat himself nor should the Muslim sell the meat to anybody in his own village. Selling the meat to those from the next village is fine……..But if a Muslim should commit an act of sodomy (bugger/anal sex) with a cow, a ewe or even a camel. The animals urine and excrement become contaminated even its milk cannot be consumed. The animal should be killed as quickly as possible and the its body burnt. ~ Ayatollah Khomeni – The Little Green Book

    No fun except behind closed doors it seems.
    According to Amir Taheri in The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution (pp. 90-91), Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini himself married a ten-year-old girl when he was twenty-eight. Khomeini called marriage to a prepubescent girl “a divine blessing,” and advised the faithful to give their own daughters away accordingly: “Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house.” When he took power in Iran, he lowered the legal marriageable age of girls to nine, in accord with Muhammad’s example.

    The hypocrisy of Muslims is classic

  • KesterEd1967

    Peace to All

    • KesterEd1967

      السلام على جميع

    • Lonnie Robinson

      One of them is dead. It’s likely the bird. Also if wishes were cows we’d all be eating steak :)

  • drummie

    If Iran and the Iranian people do not want to celebrate Valentine’s day, so be it. But don’t come to the US and tell us what WE can celebrate. Islam proves again it is not a religion but is a political control ideology based on intimidation and murder. When you murder someone because they left your group, it sounds more like a crime syndicate or MS13 gang culture. And all of those are based on fear that the true natures of their cults will be found out. Islam is AFRAID that former slaves to that group will tell all like it really is. Why else would you want to kill anyone leaving but to protect the cult?

  • joe1429

    Yea , obama… Iran is really coming along nicely… now banning valentines day!!

  • imwithstoopid
  • imwithstoopid
  • imwithstoopid
  • NoMoreIslam

    Sick people and sick religion

  • Me Here

    muslims hate everything and everyone, situation normal

  • Maryam

    This picture is from Pakistan. Iranians don’t wear those cloths, also, it says Pakistan on the banner right under the word “accept”

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    The little boy buggering men of Iranistan complain about Valentine’s Day being decadent?