TV host Muhammad Ahmad Al-Mulla ridiculed the Lebanese ambassador to Kuwait’s statement on Valentine’s Day about “the power of love.” The ambassador, who inexplicably said that he has been “boycotting” Valentine’s Day for years, went on to claim that love is more powerful than any weapon and is “powerful and effective” in peace-making. “When did love ever make peace in this world?!” asked Al-Mulla. "Does ISIS know what love is?”
Following are excerpts from the show, which aired on Shahed TV on February 14, 2016.
Muhammad Ahmad Al-Mulla: [The Lebanese ambassador to Kuwait] loves love. He loves love. He is romantic by nature. The Lebanese ambassador made the following statements: "I am boycotting Valentine's Day." Why boycott it? "For a long time no," he said… Why? "But love" – dear God! – "can make peace better than any lethal weapon." I'll go with the weapon.
Footage of Lebanese Ambassador to Kuwait
Lebanese ambassador to Kuwait Kheder Hilwe: I have been boycotting Valentine's Day for a long time. I didn't even remember that it was tonight. I'm very lucky that my wife came to celebrate with me. This way we kill two birds with one stone. This is Valentine's Day, and I am perhaps among the staunchest believers… There's no "perhaps" about it – I am certain that the power of love… Honorable archbishop and fathers, love is more powerful and effective in bringing about change and in peace-making than any lethal weapon, because love unites people and never dies. Even if the flame of love sometimes subsides, it remains in the hearts.
Muhammad Ahmad Al-Mulla: This statement by our brother, the ambassador, reminds me that when a boy and a girl are in love, they sit together and the guy says: I love you, I'd die for you, I'd live with you in a hut, living on olives and cheese only. Can anyone live on olives and cheese, and live in a hut? That's our brother, the ambassador. May Allah reward him for this statement. He says: "Love makes peace." When did love ever make peace in the world?! Does ISIS know what love is? He's a romantic, that ambassador.