Skip to comments.Maldives: Muslim hardliners smashes Buddhist statues in national museum
Posted on 02/08/2012 12:14:00 PM PST by bayouranger
On the same day as the Maldives President resigned, after a coup by police, Islamic hardliners burst into the national museum and smashed Buddhist statues.
Police spokesman Ahmed Shiyam told police that A mob entered the museum yesterday (Tuesday). They smashed many statues. This included some statues of Buddha," reports Al Arabiya News.
Former President, Mohamed Nasheed, blamed the attack on hardliner Muslims.
There has been a debate for some weeks over statues in the Maldives. Several that had been gifted to the nation from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and other nations, were denounced by extremists as "idolatry," and as unacceptable to Islam. The statues were removed from public view after protests.
After being forced to resign yesterday, Nasheed's Democratic Party headquarters was also reportedly smashed up by a mob, and a member of the party was killed.
The destruction of the Buddha statues suggest that Islamic hardliners are intent on establishing sharia as the state law of the Maldives.
Doesn’t make much difference. The Maldives are being submerged by climate change. /s
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Sounds like another good Muslim toilet to stay away from.
Just Moslems being Moslem.
“The Maldivian economy is to a large degree based on tourism. In late December 2004, the major tsunami left more than 100 dead, 12,000 displaced, and property damage exceeding $400 million. As a result of the tsunami, the GDP contracted by about 3.6% in 2005. A rebound in tourism, post-tsunami reconstruction, and development of new resorts helped the economy recover quickly and showed an 18% increase on 2006. 2007 estimates show Maldivians enjoy the highest GDP per capita $4,600 (2007 est) among south Asian countries.”
Well, let’s see how they like it when no tourists come, and the per capita income is $460.
Koranimals at play again.
A mob entered the museum yesterday”
Mob activity seems to be the only expression of civil society in the muslim world.
Since Islamic state activity is even more sociopathic, any positive outcome is unlikely.
They spend those dollars on building Islamic Schools that turn out Militant Islamic Radicals.
Drill Here Drill Now
The more petroleum we produce the fewer dollars go to producing Islamic fundamentalist.
Every Freeper needs to be out campaigning to defeat Obama and the Demonrats this fall. We need to get the Demonrats foot off the neck of the domestic production of oil.
Your mantra should be become the nation’s mantra. Stop sending money to Saudi Arabia to undermine every society on the planet. Drill Here. Drill Now.
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