Skip to comments.Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism
Posted on 02/12/2012 9:21:03 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball
At the Maldives' National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination.
On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artefacts from the nation's pre-Islamic era.
"They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past," a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety.
"We lost all our 12th century statues. They were made of coral stone and limestone. They are very brittle and there is no way we can restore them," he explained.
"I wept when I heard that the entire display had gone. We are good Muslims and we treated these statues only as part of our heritage. It is not against Islam to display these exhibits," he said....
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1984 was not written as a Policy Manual!
But the Left is using it that way.
Psalm 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
The intolerant then demand tolerance.
Every picture I’ve seen of the Maldives, I think “Wow, it looks beautiful”.
Until recently, I had always thought that it’d be the ultimate getaway. Blue water, white sand, peace & quiet, etc.
I wonder how long it’ll be before some of the extremists in Male’ decide to boat off to one of the outer islands and kill some tourists?
Remember, we're all supposed to be shocked, SHOCKED! when that happens...
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Thanks County Agent Hank Kimball.
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