Mosul (Agenzia Fides) - Posters and banners were placed in recent days by the jihadists of the Islamic State (Daesh) on the busiest crossroads of Mosul, to remind the population that it is forbiden to celebrate the feast of St. Valentine, the martyred Bishop of Terni known around the world as the patron of lovers: the posters reiterate the need to maintain the distance from Western fashions linked to the beliefs of the "Christian infidels". According to local sources consulted by Agenzia Fides, in recent days agents of the jihadi militias also went to the markets and areas where there are many shops to make sure that the typical red gadgets, which boyfriends and girlfriends exchange on the occasion of the feast, before the establishment of the Islamic caliphate, were not displayed for sale.
St. Valentine's Day, which falls on February 14 seems to represent a kind of obsession for jihadist groups. Already in recent years, jihadist patrols and the shouted slogans from the loudspeakers of mosques occupied by radical preachers had intimated all the shopkeepers not to display the traditional red gadgets stored in warehouses. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 15/02/2016)