Thursday, January 24, 2008

"One can step into the bathroom as a Maldivian and emerge as a stateless person and the authorities will be none the wiser"

The amendment to the draft constitution denying citizenship to Maldivians who are not Muslims does not appear to have generated much thinking or comments. There are some a few good articles from some like Simon and Fizan but writings on this subject are rare.
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at Máldive Royal Family. The article examines the legal and constitutional issues and also provides some very interesting historical information that most Maldivians today would not know.
I am posting a few paragraphs from the article below. But I suggest that you visit the site and read the whole thing for a better understanding.
"In 1965 a Sri Lankan teacher named Gearse died and the authorities permitted a Christian burial. A colleague of his by the name of JV William carried a large wooden cross at the head of the funeral procession that wound through Malé. A full Christian funeral service was conducted publicly at the Henveyru cemetery, with all the pupils of his school in attendance.
Also in 1965, a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, the Venerable Ananda Thero spent several months in Malé as a guest of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan of the Maldives. He was there to study our proud Buddhist heritage that was systematically obliterated by Islam in the twelfth and the thirteenth centuries. He conducted several worship sessions for Buddhist expatriates quite openly. For much of the 1960s and the 1970s, the government-run radio station in Malé broadcast an evangelical programme, which was relayed over a public address system in the northern harbour and firewood market areas. The Maldive authorities also allowed in a Christian missionary ship called the Logos in the early 1970s. School pupils were invited on board, ferried across in government transport and came away with copies of the Bible."
"No significant changes in the Maldive statutory framework have occurred since these events. The only change has been the abandoning of our ancient heritage of tolerance in favour of a culture of jihadist bigotry peddled in by the foreign-funded medrassas."
"No written constitution of the Maldives promulgated since 1932 ever stated that being a Muslim was a requisite of Maldive citizenship. Admittedly the relatively recent law on naturalisation of foreign nationals specifies that applicants for Maldive citizenship have to be Muslims but no such provision ever existed in the islands’ constitution. For that reason it may be possible to contest that the Maldive Citizenship Act is unconstitutional."
"In 2006, the Maldive Attorney General’s department conceded in writing to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief that while the Maldive constitution designates Islam as the state religion, there is in fact no constitutional provision expressly requiring Maldivians to be Muslim.
This therefore is a clear acknowledgement by the Maldive authorities that its reservation of 19 September 2006 does not imply that all Maldivians were required to be Muslims according to the constitution in force on that date. To amend the constitution or statutes now to make Islamic profession a requirement of Maldive citizenship would be clearly illegal under international law. Maldive members of parliament who advocate such an amendment would be in breach of their islands’ international treaty obligations. They would be deemed to be individually and severally in contempt of International Law."
.....Mrs Aneesa Ahmed, spokeswoman for the ruling Maldivian People’s Party (DRP) and government minister said “We know Islam allows people of other faiths to worship freely, but because Maldives has been an Islamic state for centuries, the people want to preserve that status and we respect their wish.” What Mrs Ahmed was effectively saying on behalf of her party was that, ‘yes the prophet Mohamed permitted limited freedom of religion to some non-Muslims, but we neither care too much about that nor do we tolerate such nonsense’. So not only is the Maldives giving the one finger salute to the civilised world, but it is giving it to Islam also.
"A law has to be enforceable. Birth to Maldive parents, naturalisation and voluntary renunciation of citizenship, according to law, can be quantitatively determined and verified. Consequently citizenship based on these criteria can be enforced. On the other hand, profession or otherwise, of faith in a religion can be kept private by the person who professes or renounces it. Therefore it would be legally impossible to quantitatively verify a person’s continued citizenship based on faith. One can step into the bathroom, for example, as a Maldivian and emerge as a stateless person and the authorities will be none the wiser." (Bold added by me)

To visit the full and original article please click Máldive Royal Family


  1. Anonymous5:23 PM

    morons are they who come up with such laws.

  2. Anonymous10:14 PM

    I went to the funeral Gaas's funeral. It was very respectful.
    "Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust;"
    The only intolerance came from the jamaaitherin at the cemetery. They were asked to lower the coffin and they refused to lower it using the ropes and just dropped it in. Everyone who went there were horrified at the disrespect to the dead body.

  3. Dhivehi Christian4:54 AM

    I wonder where Jao, his other nicknames, his old self in his real name and his buddies are now. I guess they have surrendered to the Crusades yet again. When they cannot debate Christianity they cannot defend Mohamed. Simple as that. Allahu Asghar

  4. Anonymous12:57 PM

    luks like u miss Jao and his cursaders a lot. ehhahha.

  5. Dhivehi Christian2:49 PM

    "Cursaders" sound like the ultimate Freudian slip. Yes they are Muslims and like Allah and Mohamed, Muslims curse. Crusaders, on the other hand, are Christian warriors. Jao and his jihadists can't possibly be crusaders.

  6. Dhivehi Christian2:57 PM

    Ismail Rasheed and Co., You guys have finally achieved your goal. You have defeated Islam and silenced its jihadists. Praise be to Jesus and congratulations to you!

  7. Hey Dhivehi Christian,

    I am currently doing my jihaad in other websites. And I am winning over the kuffaar. I will right back to cut your articles and other non-senses into pieces. Until then, have a nice day!

  8. Anonymous10:29 PM

    Hey you dhivehichristian, Islam cannot be defeated.You thing by writing garbage articles in a Blog u can harm or defeat Islam.?

  9. Dhivehi Christian11:15 PM

    Jao and your other alter-egos, In this front you have certainly lost. Are these other kuffar another figment of your imagination? Islam has been defeated here, once and for all. Believe it!

  10. Hey dhivehi christian,

    When was Islam defeated? Are you talking about the last time when you ran away like a coward when I exposed christianity? Is that when you defeated Islam? lolz... I didn't know that.

    Do you know who I call kuffaar? Kuffaar are non-muslims.

    BTW: Are you very stressed due to the fact that you are no longer a Maldivian? lolz... Poor christian...

    Why should we allow evil religions to our pure country? I know what churches are for. We don't want such ugly temples here. Most of the priests in churches are gays and they look for young men. What an evil place that can be.

    Secondly if we allow religions like christianity, they will start practicing their evil faith. They will practice the habit of fingering young daughter's vagina to prove virginity.

    Let us look at the following Verses in the Bible: "If a man takes a wife and, after laying with her, dislikes her and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, 'I married this woman but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,' then the girl's father and mother shall bring proof [How do you think they would do that?] that she was a virgin to the town elders at the gate. The girl's father will say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. Now he has slandered her and said, 'I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.' But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity.' Then her parents shall display the cloth [the father would literally stick his two fingers covered with a piece of cloth into his daughter's vagina before she gets married and keep that bloody cloth for as long as his daughter is married] with before the elders of the town, and the elders shall take the man and punish him.(From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 22:13-18)"

    Do you know why they would do this to their poor daughters? Because the bible says....

    "...and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss. (From the New Jerusalem Bible, Ecclesiasticus 22:3)"

    "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a MALE child: then she shall be unclean SEVEN DAYS; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying THIRTY THREE days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. But if she bear a FEMALE child, then she shall be unclean TWO WEEKS, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying SIXTY SIX days. (From the NIV Bible, Leviticus 12:2-5)"

    I ask the readers, should we allow this practice of christians on the grounds of religious freedom?

    Furthermore, bible says...
    Numbers 31:17-18 "Now kill all the boys [innocent kids]. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man."

    Shall we allow this too??

    "Rabbi Joseph said, 'Come and hear. A maiden aged 3 years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition.'

    Mishnah: A girl of the age of 3 years and a day may be betrothed, subject to her father's approval, by sexual intercourse.

    Gemara: Our Rabbis taught: 'A girl of the age of 3 years may be betrothed by sexual intercourse.' "
    [Babylonian Talmud]

    Shall we really allow these evils brought by christians? Dhivehi christian, any comment?

  11. Dhivehi Christian8:23 AM

    There we go again. The jihad school's only technique other than cutting throats and blowing up bombs is attacking Christianity. When Islam is threatened you can only react by attacking Christianity.

    In any case I have won my bet (yes bet, that "Christian"(?) practice) I had with a buddy here. I told him that I was going to drag Jao out of retirement, and guess who we have here with his Bible in hand? Jao, you have just proved that us kuffar can manipulate you with our little fingers. (whoopsie.. fingers- now that should, attract a comment or two)

  12. Dhivehi christian wrote: There we go again. The jihad school's only technique other than cutting throats and blowing up bombs is attacking Christianity. When Islam is threatened you can only react by attacking Christianity.Hey, when was Islam thretened? If anything is threatened it is your cult!

    In any case I have won my bet (yes bet, that "Christian"(?) practice) I had with a buddy here. I told him that I was going to drag Jao out of retirement, and guess who we have here with his Bible in hand? Jao, you have just proved that us kuffar can manipulate you with our little fingers. (whoopsie.. fingers- now that should, attract a comment or two)First of all I didn't retire. I was quite busy in one website. Now, you are trying to hide your embarased face and run away. Do all the silly "bats". I don't mind. But one thing is for sure, you can't defend your own cult and you feel so embarassed and shuts your mouth when we expose your bible. Also you are saying that without attacking other religions we can't defend our religion. That's silly, and that shows you are afraid that your religion maybe attacked when you always attack our religion day and night. christians should say whatever they want to our Islam, but we Muslims shouldn't criticize their cult. Why the double standard? With regard to your fingers, I suggest you to do the ritual which your bible prescribed for those fingers.

    See ya!

  13. Dhivehi Christian1:30 PM

    Jao, Yes you aren't retired because I dragged you out of retirement. Why don't you display your Allah's magic and demonstrate that Islam could be defended on its own merit? Jao, you can try your hardest but I am not going to debate anything other than Islam with you here. So begin defending Islam without resorting to the Bible. Unless you are able to do that you are only showing that Mohamed cannot be defended on the merit of his rantings and epileptic fits.

  14. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Islam is Allahs religion so Allah will protect his religion from those lunatic dhivehi christians.Allah is not in need them but left them to choose their own destiny.Only handful of bird-brained Maldivian are being converted.

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