Every February the religious authorities in Islamic countries warn the faithful not to observe any of the customs of the infidels’ Saint Valentine’s Day (I know the word “Saint” is generally omitted these days, but Dymphna was a stickler for the correct name, and I’m continuing it in her honor). Michael Copeland has composed a little ditty in honor of the occasion:
No Valentine’s Day in Islam
by Michael Copeland
No Valentine’s Day in Islam:
It’s decried as a Western invention.
No loving, no kissing, no charm,
No allowance for choice or intention.
A girl is quite owned by her father,
And has to submit to his vision.
It matters not what she would rather,
She’ll be traded or sold: his decision.
Should she object or refuse,
Then violence will greet her defiance.
The mosque will help force him to choose
What method to use for compliance.