The general rule in regards to the legality of something is that if it is suspected to be “haram” (forbidden or clashing with Islamic law or may lead people astray from Islam) then suspicion alone is grounds for banning it.Banned: Selling or wearing anything red on Valentine’s Day Every February 14th entails the same procedure; flower shops and gift shops are prohibited from selling red roses, anything heart-shaped or red for that matter on that day by the “Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice” (CPVPV) otherwise known as the Religious Police.Any girl that shows up to school with a hint of red is barred from entry and is sent home to change whatever it is that is red.The usual reasoning for banning anything red on Valentine’s Day is to discourage people from celebrating it (as it is not an Islamic occasion and it may lead people “astray”) and to prevent people dating or from having any contact outside marriage.After suppressing minorities and other voices of dissent, the Saudis are intensifying the war against Yemen with further carpet bombing, deepening the famine in the most populous country of the Arabian Peninsula, and blocking access to Qatar by air, land and sea, launching a de facto war against it.In a shocking performance even by his own standards, President Trump in a Washington speech and via Twitter tore into Qatar with inflammatory language, calling it a State Sponsor of Terrorism, while repeating generic accusations against Iran.Considered the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia contains two of Islam’s most holy shrines located in Medina and Mecca, destination for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
During that period, 32 terror training camps were set up in India to train these 495 LTTE insurgents, Eight other batches of LTTE were trained in Tamil Nadu.
At the same time, the de facto Saudi-Israeli axis labels Iran an immediate existential threat, drawing their American ally back into the Middle East, parenthetically dumping on it the costs of this geopolitical strategy.
President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, with its mutual flattery and highly touted, though still theoretical, multibillion dollar deal, has given carte blanche to Riyadh’s search for regional dominance.
The country is governed as an absolute monarchy by the ruling family, the House of Saud, dating from the nation’s hard-fought unification and inception in 1932.
The kingdom is currently overseen by the King and First Deputy Prime Minister Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud who took over the reins of power in 2015.