More controversy over roses, especially the red ones

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There’s still plenty of draconian pandemonium. Days before I arrived,
the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice
cracked down with a Valentine’s Day massacre, banning red roses and
teddy bears and raiding shops at any flash of crimson. Islamic scholars
declared the holiday a sin because it promoted “immoral relations”
between unmarried men and women.

Maureen Dowd in yesterday's NYT.