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?
Maybe because these look like a "chip off the old Kaaba"?
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.
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.
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.
...such as sunbathing...
Can’t have that lustful music either!!!
Maldives closes hundreds of luxury resort spas;
72,000 Virgins Masseuse March protest closings
And a squat toilet to boot.
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.
Guess I’ll be going to the Seychelles or Andamans.
“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.
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.
“”Why would anyone vacation in a Muslim country, even a so-called moderate one?””
Well stated and worth repeating!!!!
Are you talking about democRATs or mooslimes?
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...
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.
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.
Problem is the nut job is for open borders.
Thanks for the correction and my spelling error too :-)...
OBSCENE EXTERIORS: Pedicures outlawed in the Maldives!
Why would any sane country allow muslims to immigrate so that they can turn it into the hell hole they just left?
I can see all those high rise resorts and luxury home sites in Qatar going dark as the Dark Ages return.
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....
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.