More on the fools’ “wedding” in the Maldives
a more complete story
from today’s Mail
on the two pathetically naive Westerners who engaged in the ultimate multicultural experience: getting remarried in a Muslim country, with the ceremony conducted in the local language which the couple did not know. No longer believing in their own culture, their own religion, their own God, this European couple were seeking a substitute transcendence—and what could be more “transcendent” than being married in an exotic foreign locale in a Muslim ceremony conducted by a bunch of brown-skinned strangers jabbering in an exotic foreign tongue that you don’t understand?
Actually, I can think of something more “transcendent”: becoming a Muslim oneself, as Tony Blair’s sister-in-law recently did, and, as I have predicted, much of the Western liberal elite will ultimately do, if the Islamization of the West is not stopped and reversed.
See the original story for pictures of the ceremony.
Unwitting Western couple mocked as ‘infidel’ and ‘swine’ by ‘minister’ during foreign language wedding ceremony at luxury Maldives resort
Renewing their wedding vows in the exotic surroundings of the Maldives was meant to be a memory one couple would savour for ever.
But this hapless pair were instead humiliated when the man presiding over the ceremony took advantage of the language barrier to publicly brand them ‘pigs’ and ‘infidels’.
The supposedly spiritual service was captured on video and beamed around the world via YouTube.
In the 15-minute clip, employees at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort abuse the couple in their native Dhivehi tongue.
The hotel’s food and beverage manager Hussein Didi is heard hurling insults at the pair as he conducts the service pretending to be the celebrant. He even declares their marriage to be illegal.
At one point he is heard reading verbatim from a script which, on closer inspection, is a document outlining staff employment regulations.
At the end of the ‘service’ the couple plant a coconut tree as Hussein Didi and his crew make rude remarks about the bride’s breasts
At the end of the ‘service’ the couple plant a coconut tree as Hussein Didi—who conducted the ceremony—and his crew make rude remarks about the bride’s breasts
Chanting in a tone favoured by religious scholars, Didi says: ‘You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be b****** swine.
‘Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage.
‘One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel and, we have reason to believe, an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion.’ The unfortunate woman, wearing a white dress, and her husband, also in white, smile at each other lovingly and remain oblivious as Didi calls for the marriage to be enshrined in Islamic law.
Despite more than ten employees watching, none of them attempts to stop the event and some even take photographs.
As the bride bends down to plant a coconut tree, a man shouts: ‘Can see her breasts.’
Another responds saying: ‘My beard has gone grey watching those things … I have seen so many of them now that I don’t even want to look any more when I see them.’
Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort
Paradise lost: The couple who were renewing their vows at the resort were humiliated by employees during the ceremony
The video, uploaded by a hotel employee as a joke, concludes with a voice repeatedly urging the ‘celebrant’ to make the couple ‘suck mouths, suck mouths’—an expression used by Maldivians to denigrate the act of kissing.
Although the woman speaks English in reply to the ‘officials’, she is believed to be Swiss.
Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort
A stay at the exclusive luxury resort can cost £850 per person
In a statement, the resort expressed its ‘deep concern and regret’ over the incident.
Ahmed Shaheed, the Maldives’ foreign minister, said he was ‘horrified’ by the video.
He added: ‘I could not see the entire video because my children were around and I didn’t want them to hear the bad language that was used.’
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Here is an earlier, shorter story at the Mail
A luxury resort in the Maldives has sparked outrage after a video appeared on You Tube showing members of staff abusing and mocking their guests using a language they were unable to understand.
Employees at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort can be seen calling an English-speaking couple ‘infidel’ and ‘swine’ and calling their guests’ marriage illegal in their native Dhivehi tongue throughout the 15-minute wedding ceremony.
According to the Maldive news service Minivan News, the video which was uploaded to You Tube ‘as a joke’ shows an employee named Hussein Didi conducting a service as a ‘celebrant’—a person who is empowered to perform a religious ceremony.
The document he uses, of which there is a brief close-up in the video, has absolutely no relation to marriage laws in the Maldives. Words that are legible on the document refer to ‘staff employment’, suggesting that it is a document relating to employment regulations.
Asking the couple and other ‘officials’ to raise their hands as is customary for Muslim prayers, the ‘celebrant’ begins his marriage vows.
‘Fornication has been legalised according to Article six, 1.11 of the Penal Code’, he chants in a tone favoured by religious scholars. ‘That is, frequent fornication by homosexuals. Most fornication is by males,’ he continues.
‘You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine,’ he says to his guests.
‘Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage. One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel—and we have reason to believe—an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion.’
The hapless couple remain oblivious as the ‘celebrant’, surrounded by 10-15 employees, calls for the marriage to be enshrined in Islamic law, followed by further personal insults against the couple.
None of the employees attempts to stop the ‘ceremony’ and several take photographs….
Robert Spencer asks:
Where would he get that sort of thing? Well, the Qur’an, which calls unbelievers the “vilest of creatures” (98:6), and even portrays them as apes and swine (2:63-66, 5:59-60, 7:166).
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Vivek G. writes:
There are some important points to be noted:
1. The celebrant does all this in front of numerous onlookers, who do nothing to stop or discourage him.
2. One of the onlookers and the celebrant even hurl sexual innuendo on the European woman while she bends as a part of the “ceremony”.
3. The hotel management merely expresses “deep concern and regret.”
I surmise that these actions are merely a prelude to what is to come if we do not put our act together against Islam. Secondly, the so called expression of regret and the likely sacking of the staff are only Taqqiya against the non-Muslims. It gains them more time, while they have no intention of changing or even diluting their real intentions!
Mark Jaws writes:
This all falls under the Mark Jaws Doctrine of cautioning white people not to allow their personal safety, integrity, and happiness to be under the control of petty, selfish, resentful, jealous, and—yes, let’s not forget—dangerous third worlders.
When I saw the story you posted about the wedding party in the Maldives, I immediately thought of this story at Huffington Post that just predates it.
The Huffington Post item also covers the Swiss wedded pair, replete with references to Guardian and BBC “reporting” but with not a whisper about Islam. The vacuous comments (first page) exhibit no awareness of the Moslem basis of this perfidy or any serious thoughts about anything. The HuffPo provides ample evidence that liberals, contrary to popular wisdom, are among the most anti-intellectual subgroups of the population. It is a genuine mystery what these readers might be thinking when they see the references to “infidels” in the story. And by the way, isn’t it the Moslems who are the infidels from a Christian perspective?
Another aspect of this story that has a certain fascination is the trend of certain Islamic countries betting heavily on the tourism industry. The Maldives is a jet set destination, and the UAE seems to want to be a sort of Monaco of Arabia. Malaysia has generated some spectacular modern architecture. These projects do not seem to be in a “glory to Allah” spirit but rather one of secular internationalism. Their religion does not encourage them to be hard-working net producers or laborers so maybe this makes sense. They use their petrodollars to build attractions, then sit back and let the affluent infidels arrive to give them return on their investment. Even if a sizeable proportion of this income is from other Arabs or Moslems it is still a Western model. It is decadent and un-Islamic and likely to take a nose dive when the geopolitical winds shift.
Although I doubt many of your readers fancy a vacation trip to the Indian Ocean area, may I suggest the Lakshadweep island group. It is north of the Maldives and is administered by India. Just as beautiful and alluring, if not more so.
Leonard K. writes:
What can be more idiotic than a Westerner’s visit to a country under Sharia, let alone a wedding there?
From Wikipedia’s “Maldives” article:
Islam is the only official religion of The Maldives. The open practice of all other religions is forbidden and such actions are liable to prosecution under the law of the country. A small but growing number of Maldivians do question their faith, but rarely in a public way. According to the revised constitution, in article two, it says that the republic “is based on the principles of Islam.” Article nine says that “a non-Muslim may not become a citizen of the Maldives”; number ten says that “no law contrary to any principle of Islam can be applied in the Maldives.” Article nineteen states that “citizens are free to participate in or carry out any activity that is not expressly prohibited by sharia or by the law.” The requirement to adhere to a particular religion and prohibition on public worship in other religions is contrary to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which the Maldives has recently become party and was thus addressed in the Maldives’ reservation in adhering to the Covenant claiming that “The application of the principles set out in Article 18 of the Covenant shall be without prejudice to the Constitution of the Republic of the Maldives.” In May 2010, during the question-and-answer period after a speech by the public speaker of comparative religion and Islam Zakir Naik of the Islamic Research Foundation, based in Mumbai, India, an audience member, Mohamed Nazim, declared he was “Maldivian and not a Muslim,” and challenged Naik to respond. Others in the large audience attempted to attack Nazim, who was removed under police protection and detained. Other reports stated that Nazim was attacked, and arrested. Local newspapers called for him to return to Islam or be put to death.
David P. writes:
From the Barnabus Fund:
The 2008 constitution introduced many democratic changes but contained no guarantee of freedom of conscience or religion. In fact, it specifically stated that “a non-Muslim may not become a citizen of the Maldives”. It is not yet clear how this will be interpreted, but the most alarming scenario is that non-Muslims are stripped of their existing Maldivian citizenship, leaving them without any of the protection of the law, vulnerable to imprisonment without trial or to any other kind of abuse.
It is worth noting that Maldives is one of the very few Muslim nations that has enshrined the above in its constitution.
Maldives is totally dependent on the tourist trade, particularly Western tourists. They have nothing else—no education, no skills, no enterprise, no industry, no oil, and no brains, but plenty of Islamic pride. If tourists do not go, Maldives will sink into the ocean, and their lament that Maldives is sinking beneath the waves because of AGW caused by the industrial West (they need the cash desperately), will have come true.
I can think of one and only one reason to get married in a Muslim country. If you are a man who is separated from his wife and you wish to re-marry without first getting a divorce, I would guess that a lot of Muslim countries would let you do it since polygamy is still legal in many of those countries.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 29, 2010 09:36 AM | Send