Friday, 7 September 2007

What bride?

Finland has received its’ first Islamic political party.

Currently the party still only has a dozen members but they aim to collect the needed 5,000 signatures by the end of the year in order to get registered as an official political party here in Finland. The Islamist party will be working for the removal of alcoholic beverages from supermarkets and to achieve exemption for Muslim students from subjects in school considered to be opposed to the Islamic values. The party also intends to have candidates ready for the next parliamentary elections in four years.

I can understand that you out of religious reasons are not allowed to eat drinks foods or drink certain beverages, but I am not sure whether you can demand to be excused from certain school subjects as they are part of the required subject to be taught and you need to have the knowledge in order to get a diploma or your grades. Maybe alcoholic beverages are not so important to be sold in every corner shop, but we still have to bear in mind that this is Finland and we immigrants should adapt ourselves into the rules and ways of this society and not the other way around.

Anyway, one silly thought came to mind, when you get married the official, whether the clergyman when getting married in church or the official at the registrar’s office, they declare you man and wife and then saying “You may kiss the bride”.

What bride?!?

There is no more a bride as she was just declared to be the wife of the man she married! How stupid, and this has been going on for centuries and no one has noticed anything strange with it.

I wonder if the Muslims say the same when they marry.

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