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Couple's 'Vow Renewal' in Maldives Was String of Insults
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Posted on 10/29/2010 10:42:15 AM PDT by TigerClaws

(Oct. 29) -- It should have been one of the happiest days of their lives. The European couple had decided to renew their wedding vows in the tropical Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean and paid $1,300 for the ceremony to be conducted in the exotic local Dhivehi language.

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The couple -- who are thought to be either Swiss or French -- hold their hands up in prayer, and glance happily at each other throughout the 15-minute ceremony, blissfully unaware of the words' true meaning. "You fornicate and make a lot of children," the celebrant continued. "You drink and you eat pork. Most of the children that you have are marked with spots and blemishes." At one point the camera shifts to the official-looking wedding document the man, identified as Hussein Didi, is supposedly reading off. It turns out to be a list of regulations for hotel staff.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: christianity; islam; maldives; marriage; muslims; swiss; tourism; travel
New realist show: Muslim version of PUNKED -- JOKE THE INFIDEL.
1 posted on 10/29/2010 10:42:16 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Lesson: Stay home and renew your vows in the presence of your own trusted congregation.


2 posted on 10/29/2010 10:44:06 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: TigerClaws

Everyone appreciates a good joke.

3 posted on 10/29/2010 10:46:14 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: TigerClaws

I hope they got their money’s worth.


4 posted on 10/29/2010 10:51:12 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: TigerClaws

That was pretty funny actually.


5 posted on 10/29/2010 10:51:17 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Genoa

My question: why renew your vows at all? Did the first ones expire or wear out or something?

I told my husband I loved him on our wedding day. If I change my mind, I’ll let him know.


6 posted on 10/29/2010 10:51:22 AM PDT by Jemian (Sola Fide; Sola Scriptura, Solo Cristo, Sola Gratia, Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Head is on the wrong end.


7 posted on 10/29/2010 10:58:11 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: agere_contra
I agree. What should a couple of post-Christian unchurched Europeans expect when they buy a ceremony in a foreign land from people they don't know whose language they don't speak and in a religion that don't believe in? They are a mockery and were mocked.
8 posted on 10/29/2010 11:04:54 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TigerClaws

Maldives is an island paradise populated by Islamic scum, in the Arabian Sea.

They are a breeding ground for terrorists. I wouldn't mind Britain re-taking the islands as an expansion to Diego Garcia. Or for that matter, the Indians doing the same (right by their doorstep).

9 posted on 10/29/2010 11:10:01 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: TigerClaws

that’s really bizarre

not going to be good for tourism?

oh, who knows, the servile minds of dhimmis can rationalize away all kinds of demeaning insults


10 posted on 10/29/2010 11:14:44 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: colorado tanker

I should be clear: this was a shameful thing to do to guests.

The ringleader will never find work in the Maldives again - and maybe the Maldives as a whole will suffer a slump from this outrage to hospitality.

But that doesn’t stop it from being hilarious. Because it just is.


11 posted on 10/29/2010 11:17:01 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: TigerClaws

Won’t be so funny when video goes virul and the tourists stop coming.


12 posted on 10/29/2010 11:17:29 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: TigerClaws

At least they left with their heads still attached


13 posted on 10/29/2010 11:19:02 AM PDT by RnMomof7 (Some call me harpy..God calls me His)
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To: James C. Bennett

How in the HELL can you be in a place like this, surrounded by God’s glory and still have a heart full of hate....


14 posted on 10/29/2010 11:20:03 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: agere_contra
Oh, I agree. The logical, responsible part of me says this guy was properly fired. And if I'd paid that much to a luxury resort to be abused in that way I'd be pissed. Still . . . .

But that doesn’t stop it from being hilarious. Because it just is.

Yup!

15 posted on 10/29/2010 11:20:37 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TigerClaws

Their mistake was trusting anyone named Hussein.


16 posted on 10/29/2010 11:21:46 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: All
more info in this article - difficult to believe this was a one-time thing, probably a whole slew of these "renew the vows" ceremonies have done stuff like this - resentments toward foreign infidel couple with money and the couple has no idea what's really being said:

Mocking Swiss Couple in the Maldives
17 posted on 10/29/2010 11:36:08 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: Maverick68
These are people diseased with Satan's religion, Islam. There is no love in them for they know not God, or His one True Son, Jesus, who is love.

Those who do not know God do not know love. Hate is all they have, and it shows like an infected sore.

;-\

18 posted on 10/29/2010 11:44:55 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Palin ~ Bachmann 2012"... Just call it "Pa-Bach!")
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To: All

Some people jump for the idea of romance on a tropical beach and don’t think things through.

Just searched on “Maldives wedding packages” and there are loads of travel agencies offering such things to the Maldives - one website said at least 12 resorts in the Maldives offer these things.

It can be the “renewal of vows” as appeared to be the attempt in this video, but apparently a lot of infidel couples may do a civil wedding at home and then a “Maldives wedding” which is registered as a Muslim wedding locally there??


19 posted on 10/29/2010 11:50:28 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: TigerClaws
"You fornicate and make a lot of children,"
"You drink and you eat pork. Most of the children that you have are marked with spots and blemishes."
.. the camera shifts to the official-looking wedding document the man .... is supposedly reading off.
It turns out to be a list of regulations for hotel staff.


Sorry, but this IS funny, especially if they were French.

I think someone in the Maldives is a Fawlty Towers fan.
This is like when Basil talked to Manuel.

20 posted on 10/29/2010 11:59:35 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: colorado tanker
It is funny but the background is that the Maldives is the only country on earth besides Saudi Arabia that claims a "100% Muslim" population - illegal to practice any other faith or even have any literature of another faith.

In this recent case a schoolteacher gave a geography lesson drawing points of the compass, north-south-east-west

The local bozos got it in their heads that she was promoting a Christian cross and the teacher had to flee for her life.


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"Preaching or practicing a non-Muslim faith is forbidden under Maldivian law, which does not recognize any faith other than Islam. The more than 300,000 citizens of the Maldives are all Sunni Muslims."

"A string of 1,190 islands in the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka in South Asia, the Maldives is the only country after Saudi Arabia that claims to have a 100 percent Muslim population. As per its constitution, only a Muslim can be a citizen of the country. Importing any literature that contradicts Islam is against the law."

Christian Teacher Forced to Flee Maldives
21 posted on 10/29/2010 12:15:39 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: Enchante
I won't defend the Maldives muslim bigotry, but I really think this could have happened lots of places. I've seen this kind of thing in France when the locals think they can't be understood.

That said, I admit to a lot of schadenfreude. If you are a secular westerner who wants to go to the third world to do a new agey, touchy feeley sort of local ceremony you should go someplace like India or maybe Bali where they are used to catering to western eccentricities. The last place on earth you should go is to a muslim country. So, I found it funny and at the same time rather pathetic that they don't have a place of worship and faith community where they could have done their ceremony and then go on vacay.

22 posted on 10/29/2010 1:17:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TigerClaws

“paid $1,300 for the ceremony to be conducted in the exotic local Dhivehi language.”

This will teach them not to skimp on the delux wedding vow renewal ceremony. It comes with a language you can understand, guarantees un-spotty kids and only costs $500 more.

Freegards


23 posted on 11/02/2010 1:21:19 PM PDT by Ransomed
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