Skip to comments.Maldives closes hundreds of luxury resort spas
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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"Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless
to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" - Quran 48:29
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"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,
the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."
What exactly are we talking about here?
Good another Islamic state cutting off its main source of (Western) income. What is not to like?
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)
read a foreign story on this for a better understanding
Not just some spas...ALL spas.
Coming to your location soon.
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....
Islam is sure a FUN lifestyle, right?
More proof that they are all a bunch of shiiteheads, sunni or not.
Islam is at war with the rest of the world and has been since the 600’s.
Why would anyone vacation in a Muslim country, even a so-called “moderate” one?
Vietnam: Some of the greatest coastline resorts in the world. Not a muslim in sight.
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.
Charlie don't Dhimmi!
Scratch this one off my bucket list.
Muslims are the salt of the earth. Nothing grows where they’ve been.
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.
great food and lovely women. whats not to like?