The Story of banning red roses in Saudi Arabia on Valentine’s Day just wouldn't go away. And it illustrates the level of social hypocrisy and ideological divide within the Saudi culture. As the guy in the Video says, if there wasn't a high demand for Valentine’s Day roses and gifts, the Hay2a "Religious Police" would have not intervened. But the opposite is true, people wanted to celebrate, wanted to go out on dates, exchange gifts, and express their love, which propelled the Hay2a to intervene.
On the other hand, there are the others on the fence. Who want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, who drink alcohol, have pre-marital sex, and pretty much enjoys their lives as much as any American or western person would. But they do it OUTSIDE" Saudi Arabia. For some reason, it feels less guilty when sins are committed in another country. And usually these people are the most stubborn and resistant individuals to moderation and liberation of social rules. Saudi represents to them the Utopia that the return to after they fulfill their desires somewhere else. And these people are the source of the tremendous power religious police has, not the religious fanatics.