Vacation paradise Maldives: Sentences 16 year old girl to 100 lashes for sex

Sex outside marriage = flogging in Maldives

The Maldives used to be serious competition for Barbados tourism

A Maldives court has sentenced a 16 year old girl to be publicly whipped 100 times for having sex outside of marriage. Of course, under Maldives common practice the girl could have been married off and having sex at 9 years old because the Muslim Prophet Mohammed made that the rule. (The dirty old wanker!)

100 lashes is a tough go and women sometimes die from the punishment. No big deal because under Islamic law they are only women and thus their worth is lower than men in any number of areas including inheritance, being a witness in court and being subject to religiously sanctioned beatings in the event they do not obey their husband.

The Maldives are known for publicly flogging women, but more of this tough love Islam is happening lately and no doubt it will impact the tourism industry in the country. (Indian Express: Maldives’ Court sentences 16 year old girl to 100 lashes for sex act.)

But it’s good for Barbados!

As we pointed out in previous stories, this religious fervour by Maldives Muslims is good news for Barbados. 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.

In the last few years though, The Maldives has fallen under control of very religious Muslims who adhere to the rules of their faith as laid out in the Qur’an…

  • Islam is the official religion and no other religions are allowed. Non-Muslims are not allowed to be Maldives citizens.
  • Guest workers and tourists are not allowed to bring Bibles, Buddha statues or other non-Muslim religious articles into the Maldives.
  • Guest workers and tourists are not allowed to pray to any god but Allah.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited except at a few tourist resorts, and efforts are underway to ban alcohol entirely.
  • Buddhist and Hindu exhibits were smashed at the Maldives National Museum so that all traces of the religions that preceded Islam have been removed from the public record.
  • In January 2012, the Maldives shut hundreds of resort spas as being ‘un-Islamic’, and the powerful opposition announced that it was studying the complete ban of music for the same reason.

We think that the choice is clear for British and European tourists.

Barbados or The Maldives? Let me think about it…

Barbados: Friendly people, great beaches, wonderful food, the best rum in the world and we don’t flog unmarried women for having sex or imprison Christians for possessing a bible or a rosary.

Honey… forget about the Islamic paradise of The Maldives… book two weeks of party, sun, rum and sex in Barbados – and don’t forget we want to see the changing of the sentries at The Garrison and do some coastal fishing with Shaun Sandiford.

How about a Maldives Wedding?     

If you’re still not put off by the state of the world in The Maldives, how about planning to get married and have your honeymoon there? You too can have a wonderful ceremony…

Friendly Maldivians call honeymoon couple “swine”, “infidels”, “Pork eaters”

“You are swine and infidels… Worms may come from the tip of your penis”

“You are below a mother fucker… Your children will be bastard swine”

Thinking of getting married in the Maldives? You might want to visit Barbados instead!

“…their happiness has turned to humiliation after the wedding video was posted on YouTube and subtitles disclosed that their “Islamic blessing”, which was conducted by a hotel employee in the native Dhivehi language, was in fact a stream of insults.

“You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine. Your marriage is not a valid one,” he intoned as the couple held up their hands in prayer, blissfully unaware of what was being said.”


Filed under Barbados, Barbados Tourism, Religion

18 responses to “Vacation paradise Maldives: Sentences 16 year old girl to 100 lashes for sex

  1. berchel

    Having visited The Maldives 20 years ago I was aware of the imported labour from Sri Lanka and the prison line terms of employment. I am good friends with an Indian who was a wine steward at one of the finest luxury hotels. His contract is 2 or 3 years and he can at his expense bring his Hungarian wife and 6 year old son for 2 week visit 1 a year. The pay is good. It must be to be subjected to that life style


    Law of the land is the law, We or no one can tell others what to do when we do our own thing. I know many people who have a great time who not looking for under age sex base on law of the land. Also dont need to drink and get DWIs and might hurt or kill others. .

    Love to see how the Massive Fraud Master hold up under the laws of that country ,, Sir Richard L Cheltenham and Sir C O Williams.

    they may have their limbs cut off

  3. remember timbuktu

    the famous caravan stop is now out of bounds and is an Islamic military junta

    dont think it can’t happen in Barbados?

    show us the photo again BFP just to remind Barbadians

    I can’t imagine how long a wine steward will last in an islamic country where drinking alcohol is a sin. Imagine if he was a she?

  4. Mr Coco

    I’d hit that.

  5. St George's Dragon

    Bored? Nothing to do but search Google for anti-Muslim news?
    As I have said before, some readers of your blog will think that you are intolerant racists. You, I imagine will disagree.
    I do not need you to respond.

  6. She who lives

    @ St. George’s Dragon,

    Islam is not a race. It is a religion, a political system and a system of laws and social rules.

    It is based upon the ‘holy’ writings of Islam that include the Koran, the Haddiths and depending upon the flavour, a smattering of other ‘holy’ writings.

    Islam declares that husbands are allowed and directed to beat their wives, only after certain steps have been taken to bring the wife into compliance with the husband’s wishes, but if these steps fail, violence against a wife is not only authorized, but directed.

    And so on.

    Islam is the greatest threat to women and individual freedoms in the world.

    St George, you never ever reply to the substantive issues. Your only argument is that BFP is somehow racist for pointing out that Islam hates everything else, and mostly women.

  7. Dallas

    This post is timely and relevant considering that Maldives is competition to Barbados’ tourism industry.

    I am an American and Barbados is closer than Maldives. I would have given Maldives a try for fun but not now!

  8. victor

    I have some male gay friends who holiday at least twice a year in the Maldives. Over 20 years. They have lots of gay sex there and bring home photos to prove it. The reason they have refused to holiday in Barbados is because of the negative Bajan expressed attitude to gay sex. I say. good for them let them carry on going to the Maldives! Sex between men (and men and animals) is lustily carried on in most Muslim countries – look at Afghanistan where it is deemed appropriate to have a young male lover – whilst young girls get the lash for adultery. Do we need these screwed up people here? No we do not. Let them do their deeds elsewhere thank you as the Maldive islands slowly sink into the sea. Bye bye!

  9. Son Of Spam

    I am shocked BFP has not looked at the Anti-Mohammed video which indirectly killed a career US diplomat in Africa? Created a new Arab spring but against Infidels, so I figured their banners and fife & drums would be thrumming in Righteous Objection? Even Bajan Reporter has looked at the matter with some very interesting overseas articles and his own brand of Memes spread through these articles! Hope he leaves them up too!

  10. Idi Amin

    16 year-old girls are no children anymore. They are responsible for their actions.

    By giving away her maidenhood she committed a crime she never ever can atone for. Considering her crime a 8 months house arrest and only 100 lashes are ridiculous.

    The girl should have been sentenced to spend the next 16 years of her life behind bars and in chains. She should get publicly flogged 100 lashes or more each month while serving her prison term. So she would get a total of at least 19,200 lashes, but even this would be far too lenient for her!

    At this point I like to add that floggings should be administered exactly the way it was done in old times, what means the cat of nine tails has to be used and the lashes have to be applied with full force on naked skin. Today’s Maldivan methods of castigation are simply too mild. They are no real punishments.

    I have no idea why those laughable 100 lashes are not administered until she turns 18. Sadly, they will do it in a manner as to beat a child of 3 or 4 anyway. If a girl’s old enough to commit crimes she’s also old enough to receive punishments which fit her crimes.

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  12. ibrahim

    this is not true…….. this is not true ……….

  13. ibrahim

    this is all politics story in maldives

  14. Ramyz

    i am a maldivian (Vacation paradise Maldives: Sentences 16 year old girl to 100 lashes for sex) this story is not true

  15. Ramyz

    real muslim is v goood this is not religion problem

  16. JA

    By Andrew Buncombe | The Independent

    Almost 150 women living in the Maldives face a public flogging for indulging in extra-marital sex after being convicted by the Muslim country’s conservative courts. Around 50 men also face the punishment.

    Earlier this month, an 18-year-old woman fainted after she was flogged 100 times having been found guilty of having sex with two different men. The woman, who was pregnant at the time of sentencing, had her punishment deferred until after the birth of her child and the court said the teenager’s pregnancy was proof of her guilt. In contrast, the accused men were acquitted, with one of them escaping punishment simply because he denied the charge.

    The head of the country’s Criminal Court, Judge Abdulla Mohamed, told the island’s Minivan News that flogging was a deterrent and not designed to cause injury and said the person carrying out the punishment was prohibited from raising his arm higher than his shoulder. “The public should know this lady or man have done these things and they will stay away from these things,” he said. As to why fewer men were prosecuted, he said: “A man, after making this problem, will go away and maybe the woman will have relations with more than one man and won’t know who was responsible. Or the man denies it.”

  17. JA

    YES IT IS TRUE that a 16 year old was sentenced to be flogged by a court in the Maldives. After worldwide outrage, the sentence was not carried out. But the story is true:

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