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Maldives closes hundreds of luxury resort spas
CBS News ^ | December 30, 2011 | CBS News

Posted on 12/30/2011 9:27:48 AM PST by americanophile

(AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Maldives has ordered hundreds of luxury resorts to close their spas after protesters demanded a halt to "anti-Islamic" activities.

The Indian Ocean archipelago with 1,192 tiny coral islands is known for its exquisite resorts.

A statement from the president's office said the government decided to close massage parlors and spas in the Maldives after an opposition-led religious protest last week called for their closure.

Thousands at the protest called on the government to halt what they called "anti-Islamic" activities. Sunni Islam is the official religion in the Maldives and

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: islam; islamophobia; maldives; spas
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What a shame. The Maldives are gorgeous. Islam ruins everything.
1 posted on 12/30/2011 9:27:51 AM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..
ISLAMIZATION PING LIST

"Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless
to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" - Quran 48:29

Infidels: freepmail me if you want on or off this list.

"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,
the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."


2 posted on 12/30/2011 9:28:49 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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A statement from the president's office said the government decided to close massage parlors and spas in the Maldives after an opposition-led religious protest last week called for their closure.

What exactly are we talking about here?

3 posted on 12/30/2011 9:31:20 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: americanophile

Good another Islamic state cutting off its main source of (Western) income. What is not to like?


4 posted on 12/30/2011 9:36:09 AM PST by jpsb
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To: South Hawthorne

Yes. First sentence says they are closing “luxury resorts.” A couple sentences down says they are closing “massage parlors and spas.” There can be a world of difference between the two. Lots of US cities and towns close down “massage parlors” for obvious reasons.

Perhaps Islam is just cleaning up the islands to make them more pleasant for tourists and families? (snort, snark)


5 posted on 12/30/2011 9:36:09 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: South Hawthorne

Anti - Islamic activity

6 posted on 12/30/2011 9:36:51 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

read a foreign story on this for a better understanding
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/8984914/Maldives-orders-ban-of-all-spas-after-Islamist-prostitution-claim.html

Not just some spas...ALL spas.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 9:38:08 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: americanophile

Coming to your location soon.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 9:38:30 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: South Hawthorne

I’m guessing (don’t know) that this is about the fancy spas at high end hotels and resorts, not any seedy “massage parlor” of disrepute.

The Islamists will wreck the entire hotel biz for the Maldives since many women of comfortable means will not care to vacation at places with no “luxury spa.”

It’s a highly competitive world, and couples have lots and lots of other places to vacation without even considering the Maldives anymore.

stoopid Islamist fanatics....


9 posted on 12/30/2011 9:38:57 AM PST by Enchante
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Islam is sure a FUN lifestyle, right?

More proof that they are all a bunch of shiiteheads, sunni or not.


10 posted on 12/30/2011 9:39:05 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: americanophile

Islam is at war with the rest of the world and has been since the 600’s.


11 posted on 12/30/2011 9:41:39 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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Why would anyone vacation in a Muslim country, even a so-called “moderate” one?


12 posted on 12/30/2011 9:44:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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Vietnam: Some of the greatest coastline resorts in the world. Not a muslim in sight.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 9:46:49 AM PST by onedoug
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they want to ban alcohol and pork, too.

If they have their way, people won’t be visiting there and the economy will go in the toilet.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 9:46:58 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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Vietnam: Some of the greatest coastline resorts in the world. Not a muslim in sight.

Charlie don't Dhimmi!

15 posted on 12/30/2011 9:48:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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Dang. The Muzzies ruined it before I could get there.

Scratch this one off my bucket list.

16 posted on 12/30/2011 9:49:43 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: americanophile

Muslims are the salt of the earth. Nothing grows where they’ve been.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 9:54:46 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: americanophile

Cutting off their noses to spite their faces. This will crush their economy and throw most of the inhabitants out of work.

All because they can’t stand looking at all those visitors in bikinis lying on the beaches, and not even be allowed to rape and enslave them.


18 posted on 12/30/2011 9:55:48 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: onedoug

great food and lovely women. whats not to like?


19 posted on 12/30/2011 9:59:46 AM PST by RitchieAprile (Thinner, stronger, sexier..)
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To: Cicero
Absolutely. Westerners aren't going to fly to the other side of the world and not have a spa...
20 posted on 12/30/2011 9:59:47 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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