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    Pakistan president condemns St Valentine's Day

    Pakistan's president has denounced St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided.

    President Mamnoon Hussain told students that it was a Western tradition and conflicted with Muslim culture.


    His remarks came after a district in north-western Pakistan banned Valentine's Day celebrations.


    Valentine's Day is popular in many cities in Pakistan, but religious groups have denounced it as decadent.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35570606

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    Well, it *is* technically a Catholic holiday, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLA View Post
    Well, it *is* technically a Catholic holiday, isn't it?
    True. But, there's a difference between saying/teaching that it's not part of the tradition/religion and saying it's "a festival of obscenity".

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    I'd agree with him that it's a bit of a pain in the ass, but then again he seems a bit of a party pooper. It kind of reminds me of the Soviet crackdowns on so many things. Great for internal dissent!

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    From a female point of view, I consider that culture devoid of any joy whatsoever.
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