Money talks. Islam causes poverty.
The president of the Maldives today ordered the country’s resorts to reopen their spas just days after they were shut following Islamic protests. Â Â The Daily Mail:
Closing the Spa Resorts and cracking down on alcohol kills tourism, and that hurts. If the mujaheddin had their way, they would hold foreign tourists captive, convert them to Islam and keep the women as sex slaves.
Its a bit too early for that.
In response to calls for stricter Islamic or sharia law in the Republic of Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean that already prohibits the worship of any religion other than Islam, Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed expressed his frustration by stating:
“To build our economy we need foreign investments and we need to create an environment in which foreigners can invest….
“We can’t achieve development by going backwards to the stone age or being ignorant…
“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?”
In his candor, this Muslim president of an entirely Muslim nation has admitted to the world’s press that Islamic/sharia law bans music, mutilates girls’ genitals, allows 9-year-olds to be married, forbids art and allows “concubines” – i.e., sex slaves.
All of these aspects of sharia law have been denied repeatedly by apologists; yet, they are in reality obviously well known, as we can see from the discussions by Muslim authorities at the following site as well:
(See select videos below.)
Unfortunately, I don’t see this president lasting in office for very long, with such admissions – he will probably be “Arab Springed.” And that peril is precisely why there are few moderate Muslims speaking out.