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Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism
Agence France-Presse ^ | February 12, 2012 | Amal Jayasinghe

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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1 posted on 02/12/2012 9:21:09 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Ron Paul doesn’t see a problem with Islam. He is in agreement with Obama.


2 posted on 02/12/2012 9:42:14 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Well of course it was the twelfth century and everybody PC and or held by their short and curlies by muslime madmen know time itself began with Mo the pedo freak schizo bloodthirsty demon possessed pervo.


3 posted on 02/12/2012 9:50:38 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: doug from upland

Come on. It’s not like they killed a bunch of people. The killings come later, of course.


4 posted on 02/12/2012 9:54:39 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Kinda like Serbia.....


5 posted on 02/12/2012 10:03:54 PM PST by MarMema (freedom for Amir)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

This could happen in Egypt or London or here.

They want to rewrite history like the leftists do.

Sooner or later the Hitler-Stalin Pact between the muzzies and left is going to come to a very bad end.

I just hope its sooner rather than later.


6 posted on 02/12/2012 10:12:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Reminds me of “island hopping” in WWII.


7 posted on 02/12/2012 10:22:36 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: GeronL

“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”

-1984


8 posted on 02/12/2012 10:27:39 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

This rise of extremist Islam in the Maldives (notice is was the Salafists who infiltrated there, over time), has severe implications for the US and Britain re the Indian Ocean and infiltration of eastern Africa.

This “stealth jihad” has now surfaced all over Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Asia Minor.

How’s that “Hope and Change” and Cairo speech working for you, Obama? Hillary? Rice?


9 posted on 02/12/2012 10:49:08 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Psssst!!!

10 posted on 02/13/2012 12:48:52 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Maybe they destroyed the artifacts out of love for them? By the way, who are we to judge? Maybe the moozlum idiots were offended by them or something? Anyway, aren’t all cultures equal?


11 posted on 02/13/2012 4:14:22 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
This rise of extremist Islam in the Maldives (notice is was the Salafists who infiltrated there, over time), has severe implications for the US and Britain re the Indian Ocean and infiltration of eastern Africa.

As long as the Saudis and Iranians provide money for extremists, there will be an endless supply of extremists.

The Salafists exist as subsidized agents of the Saudis. Cut off Saudi subsidies, make it necessary for these imams and "activists" to actually WORK for a living, and the extremism would be much reduced.

12 posted on 02/13/2012 5:13:59 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

What percentage of the Maldives’ income is derived from tourism?

These idiots are going to kill the Golden Goose. Not that they care. An impoverished people living under the thumb of the Mullah suits them just fine.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 5:53:11 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I was in the Maldives back in the 1970s. There were all of these naked, drunken German vacationers on the outer islands, while the capital of Male was rapidly becoming an Islamic Paradise.

I remember thinking “this can’t go on forever...”


14 posted on 02/13/2012 5:56:29 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Just some exuberant moslem boys out on a harmless panty raid.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 6:07:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

It’s really a testament to the shear brutality and intolerance of this supposed “religion”. If the Buddhists were like them , following past experience with Muslims, this would have started an all out “Holy War” with millions killed.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 6:47:26 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
We are good Muslims and we treated these statues only as part of our heritage. It is not against Islam to display these exhibits"

Taqqiyah to the max. As a "good Muslim", he is only too glad to erase any trace of the infidel.

17 posted on 02/13/2012 6:51:49 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: GeronL
You are right:

Naked Images of Pharoahs are Heresy, says Salafist Leader (Prelude to Destroy Egyptian Artifacts?)

18 posted on 02/13/2012 7:17:36 AM PST by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: PapaBear3625
Cut off Saudi subsidies...

Enabled by US foreign oil purchasing...

Enabled by US domestic extremest impediments to domestic drilling...

Enabled by foreign pResident stopping that drilling...

Enabled by foreign pResident stopping keystone, gulf drilling, ANWR...

19 posted on 02/13/2012 7:24:20 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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20 posted on 02/13/2012 9:03:32 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Zeppelin
“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”

-1984

1984 was not written as a Policy Manual!

But the Left is using it that way.

21 posted on 02/13/2012 2:30:18 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Psalm 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.


22 posted on 02/14/2012 10:45:33 PM PST by ourworldawry
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

The intolerant then demand tolerance.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 6:19:23 AM PST by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Haiku Guy

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?


24 posted on 02/15/2012 11:45:50 AM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: MplsSteve
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...

25 posted on 02/16/2012 5:45:12 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks County Agent Hank Kimball.
26 posted on 02/18/2012 6:37:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks County Agent Hank Kimball.

Note: this topic is from 2/08/2012. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


27 posted on 02/18/2012 6:40:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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