First of all happy valentine's day.
Lets go straight to the point, i watched a video today showing a muslim clerics warning the muslim youth of the dangers of the valentine .. he said and i quote "it's a virus, it's more dangerous than ebola and cholera."
Just try to ignore the fact that cholera is a bacteria and not a virus .. why would spreading love and happiness be that dangerous?
Why would a cleric spread such a message?
Just chill out, you need a 1960s and stop ratcheting up the tension
It seems that he's trying to strengthen his "group" - the Moslem world, or his part of it - by increasing in-group cohesion. In two ways: enforcing the rules more strongly, and by contrasting with the other group more strongly. OK. But is this really the right way to do it - by crushing the happiness out of the young people? A big fat NO.