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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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To: americanophile
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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To: americanophile

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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To: americanophile

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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To: americanophile

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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To: dfwgator

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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To: onedoug
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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To: americanophile
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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To: americanophile
Islam goes marching on.....

Mike

21 posted on 12/30/2011 9:59:55 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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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...
22 posted on 12/30/2011 9:59:55 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Baynative
What do the muzzies have against rocks?

Maybe because these look like a "chip off the old Kaaba"?


23 posted on 12/30/2011 10:00:03 AM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: South Hawthorne
"The tourism ministry on Thursday instructed all resort hotels across the hundreds of islands that make up the Maldives to shut down spas and health centres offering beauty treatments and massages with immediate effect." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16365254
24 posted on 12/30/2011 10:03:34 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

There is a difference between high end spas and massage parlors?

I know a massage parlor in our town, and many men go there at all hours of the day. I guess any time is good for a massage, even 2 AM once the bars close.


25 posted on 12/30/2011 10:07:04 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: americanophile

Why can’t these people realize that if something is forced on you, it eliminates the possibility of making a moral choice on your own? They don’t care about people’s spiritual welfare, just about imposing their will on others.


26 posted on 12/30/2011 10:13:03 AM PST by firebrand
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To: South Hawthorne

According to the State Dept. 20% of Maldives GDP come from tourism, and Maldives is Sunni Muslim. I believe that tourism is high end hotels with spas.


27 posted on 12/30/2011 10:16:02 AM PST by exbrit
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To: americanophile

...such as sunbathing...


28 posted on 12/30/2011 10:18:23 AM PST by null and void (Day 1074 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: RummyChick

Can’t have that lustful music either!!!


29 posted on 12/30/2011 10:19:40 AM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: americanophile

Maldives closes hundreds of luxury resort spas;
72,000 Virgins Masseuse March protest closings


30 posted on 12/30/2011 10:20:24 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Virgins in maldives? Who knew?)
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To: moovova
There's more where those came from.. Keep chippin!
31 posted on 12/30/2011 10:20:27 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: RummyChick
the economy will go in the toilet

And a squat toilet to boot.

32 posted on 12/30/2011 10:27:18 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: bayouranger

LOL


33 posted on 12/30/2011 10:34:28 AM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Enchante; colorado tanker

I guess President Nasheed didn’t have the stones to stand his ground.

“To build our economy we need foreign investments and we need to create an environment in which foreigners can invest,” Nasheed said.

“We can’t achieve development by going backwards to the stone age or being ignorant,” he added.

“Should we ban music? Should we mutilate girls’ genitals? Should we allow 9 year-olds to be married? Should we forbid art and drawing? Should we be allowed to take concubines? Is this nation building?” he asked.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2824387/posts

Guess I’ll be going to the Seychelles or Andamans.


34 posted on 12/30/2011 10:35:47 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: RummyChick

“they want to ban alcohol and pork, too.”

I wondered about this while watching an obnoxious commercial for the “Emirates” airline, -

no alcohol on board I suppose? I saw a short shot of a stewardess, she had an unusual headdress on, so I guess that was to cover her hair.


35 posted on 12/30/2011 10:43:05 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: americanophile
I stayed at a Maldives resort once.

The Islamic workers at night huddled around a TV watching porn.

They think keeping "sinful" influences without will cure them of the sin they bear within. Wrong.

36 posted on 12/30/2011 10:59:05 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: dfwgator

“”Why would anyone vacation in a Muslim country, even a so-called “moderate” one?””

Well stated and worth repeating!!!!


37 posted on 12/30/2011 11:05:40 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: firebrand
They don’t care about people’s spiritual welfare, just about imposing their will on others.

Are you talking about democRATs or mooslimes?

38 posted on 12/30/2011 11:06:58 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: americanophile
You know I know he is a nutter, but their are days...

Maybe Ron Paul is on to something...

Close the boarder, drill our own energy and let the rest of the world go to hell on it's own. If they want to turn themselves into some new 3rd world outhouse let um, even with their huge towers and all you can get is some fancy tea, because all fun is band....

Here in the US, the ladies can go out for Ladies Night out, and drive to the spa get a therapeutic massage, go out for a Martini and get some Pork Stir Fry to go with it...

Scratch the Maldives off the bucket list...

39 posted on 12/30/2011 11:08:55 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: jpsb

Malives should become the New Mecca. Let all Muslims who want an Islamic society and sharia law relocate there, and stay there in their own little paradise. No one else can enter, and they can’t leave. What a fine would it would be.


40 posted on 12/30/2011 11:11:10 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: americanophile

There are lots of pretty places. Let the Maldives starve for lack of tourism. Perhaps they can grow corn and wheat on those 1200 little rocks the call islands.


41 posted on 12/30/2011 11:18:51 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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...Maybe Ron Paul is on to something...Close the boarder,..."

Problem is the nut job is for open borders.

42 posted on 12/30/2011 11:19:31 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Thanks for the correction and my spelling error too :-)...


43 posted on 12/30/2011 11:21:50 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Baynative

OBSCENE EXTERIORS: Pedicures outlawed in the Maldives!

44 posted on 12/30/2011 11:24:46 AM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: americanophile
Interesting, especially after reading this post.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2826834/posts

45 posted on 12/30/2011 11:39:50 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: dfwgator

Why would any sane country allow muslims to immigrate so that they can turn it into the hell hole they just left?


46 posted on 12/30/2011 12:24:57 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: americanophile

I can see all those high rise resorts and luxury home sites in Qatar going dark as the Dark Ages return.


47 posted on 12/30/2011 12:59:08 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Cicero
Cutting off their noses to spite their faces. This will crush their economy and throw most of the inhabitants out of work.

A poor, unemployed Muslim is a Muslim with no options other than what his clerics tell him to do for a meager handout.

They would rather the people be poor, than risk cultural contamination from infidels.

48 posted on 12/30/2011 1:04:32 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: PapaBear3625
A poor, unemployed Muslim is a Muslim with no options other than what his clerics tell him to do for a meager handout. They would rather the people be poor, than risk cultural contamination from infidels.

Substitute any Democratic Party subgroup for the "M" word and your thesis still stand true !

And that is truly scary....

49 posted on 12/30/2011 1:10:06 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger; PapaBear3625

My thought, too.

Muslims and leftists have been working as close allies for some time, even though they would see to have very different views about such things as the rights of women and gays.

Another analogy would be Communists and Nazis. Hitler and Stalin worked together very happily, dividing up Poland. It was only when they had eliminated their other rivals that they fell out with each other.

Presumably the same would be true of the Muslims and the leftists. They’ll continue to work together until they think they see victory within reach. Then they’ll turn on each other for final dominance.


50 posted on 12/30/2011 1:21:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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