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How Egypt is not like Saudi Arabia

The Muslim world is diverse, and Egypt is not like any other country.

And it’s definitely not like Saudi Arabia, where, last week, an American woman was arrested for sitting near male colleagues in a Starbucks.

That is not Egypt. And this is just as horrifying to me as if I were in the US.

Also, Saudi Arabia has outlawed Valentine’s Day and, temporarily, the sale of all things red and heart-y. Not for its capitalization of love (which is indeed problematic), but because it’s sinful.

In the meantime, the local florists here in Egypt are overflowing with red flowers, ribbons, balloons, and saccharine messages.

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13 February 2008 - Posted by | expat scene

1 Comment

  1. Happy Saccharine Day. Maybe Giggle can wear some strategically placed hearts for his streak today.

    Comment by doris day | 14 February 2008


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