My special Valentine post, with special thanks to the Saudi Religious Police. ❤
The Haya* have caught another couple on an illegal date. (dating is illegal in Saudi Arabia)
HAIL – A 10-year-old love story ended with marriage when two lovers were arrested while on a date at a shopping mall in Hail by the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, commonly referred to as the Haya.
The girl’s family declined a marriage proposal from the man ten years ago, but that refusal did not put out the raging fire of love between the two. After their arrest at the mall, the Haya mediated between the two families to finalize the marriage, a Haya official said.
“The Haya intervened to bring this complicated love story to a peaceful conclusion,” said Suliman Al-Rumidan, chief of the Haya Office in Hail. Public dating in Saudi Arabia is banned by the Haya.
*Haya is what the Commission for the Promotion of Vice and the Prevention of Virtue are called when you actually like them
Which is why I have never used the name before.
I love the ”raging fire of love” bit! 😀
You know, I don’t want to be writing about KSA like all the time, but it’s só inspiring!
Special Valentine Competition:
I think it’s time we find a name for our favourite CPVPV-member, please post suggestions. The best one will get a reward.
For some real Valentine Inspiration:
Guess who? 😉
And, yes, Achelois, Twitterpated Yeti, Bedu, Susie, Captain Kabob, Mahram, Lofter, Checkers, and everybody. I love ya’all too!!!
American Bedu has written an excellent post on the origin of Valentine’s day. Hmmm, it has changed a lot!
And John Burgess has a nice bit on the yearly Valentine crack-down which must make the whole Valentine experience so much more exciting and fun for those in Saudi Arabia.
Off to cuddle my Valentine now! 😉