Hundreds riot in support of Islamic Sharia law
Rioters say Government under the influence of “Jews” and “Christian priests” to weaken Islam in the Maldives.
(It’s the JEWS!!! JEWS!!! JEWS!!! I tell you! And those damned infidel Christian beer drinkers too. Pass me a Banks Beer please… Ta!)
As we said in our recent post about the Maldives: Maldives Muslim crazies are good news for Barbados Tourism…
The Maldives, a group of over 1,100 tiny coral islands, is often compared with Barbados as a vacation and retirement destination. Although far-removed from each other geographically, both countries compete for the same United Kingdom and European travelers.
The rise of Islamists demanding Sharia law is threatening the Maldives islands’ tourism industry. I doesn’t matter how pretty and relaxing the place is: when folks are in fear they will be jailed for possessing a bible, when they are cursed as swine and infidels, when women are publicly flogged for having sex out of wedlock and when a tourist can’t buy a beer on a hot afternoon – people start choosing other travel destinations.
Considering a Maldives vacation or honeymoon? Think again!
The government on Wednesday raised fears of Islamic extremism taking hold in the Indian Ocean atoll nation, which is best known for its upmarket tourism and as a destination for honeymooners.
The foreign ministry said it was “extremely concerned” by an increase in extremist rhetoric used by the government’s rivals that could lead to “stigmatization, stereotyping and incitement to religious violence and hatred”.
There have been anti-Semitic protests recently about the transport ministry’s decision to allow direct flights from Israel, while a restaurant that hung up Christmas decorations in 2010 was also targeted.
… from AFP News More arrests in Maldives as protests spread
New (tongue in cheek) Barbados Tourism Authority slogan for Maldives markets…
Vacation in Barbados: We promise we won’t flog you for bringing a bible or having sex without being married!