UPDATE: True to form, Muslim fanatics “have now effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past,” as they smashed Buddha statues from the 12th century. Receiving funds from jihadists abroad, the island nation is grotesquely sick and needs to be qurantined. Tourists, beware: “Few have any idea they are visiting a country of 330,000 Muslims with no religious freedom, where women can be flogged for extramarital sex and consuming alcohol is illegal for locals.”
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 article 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.
Kurdish Mullah: Female genital mutilation “is an obligation” in Islam