Taliban: Valentine’s Day ‘promotes prostitution and is against Quranic principles’

In a TV broadcast on Tuesday, the Taliban declared that celebrating Valentine’s Day was a “cultural invasion” and “against Quranic principles.”

The broadcast continues that celebrating Valentine’s Day “promotes prostitution and unacceptable norms.” And that on this day the young “blindly fall prey to culture invasion and seek to fulfil their sexual desires, dishonouring girls.”

Before the Taliban’s return in August 2021, many in Kabul and other cities celebrated Valentine’s Day. But since, the group has tried to disturb selling flowers and gifts on the day.