Saturday, February 11, 2006

That polytheist infidel with the bow and arrows

Emboldened perhaps by the ongoing cartoon jihad, some radical Muslims are once again going after Valentine's Day cards.

The women were from the Kashmiri Islamic group Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or Daughters of the Community, Kashmir's only women's separatist group, whose members are also known for their fiercely conservative social views.

I can't help but think of some anti-matter universe's version of Dianic separatist Witches, but I digress.

The "Valentine jihad" started a couple of years ago. Now the emboldened jihadis will probably crank up the violence.

Valentine's Day has become increasingly popular in India over the past decade. But it has also become a cultural flash point, opposed each year in India by conservative Hindu and Muslim groups who see it as a reflection of growing permissiveness.

Meanwhile, Focus on the Family thinks its evangelical love bundles are "better than chocolate." Maybe--but not better than champagne.

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Anonymous Aaron R Johnson said...

At least Hindu and Muslim Indians can agree on something. That's gotta be a start, no?

8:47 AM  

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