"Islam/Maldives, are promoted via a false glossy outside while actually putrid on the inside. How long will the Maldives remain a truly ‘mal’ (bad, sick) ‘dive’(colloq. A disreputable place)!! "
"Many Australians head to the ‘tropical island paradise’ of the Maldives with the lovely tourist resorts, lagoons, sun/sand/sea, wine, women in bathers mixing with men, couples kissing, massages, ‘fun’ and even Gay trips to the Maldives. Islamic?? NO, the Islamic Maldives is hidden from tourists because it shows nasty Islam (true image), NOT a ‘tropical island paradise’! "
Maldives is a major violator of human rights with torture, religious persecution and discrimination, unfair detention of people with differing political or religious beliefs, a corrupt election process, and restricted freedom of speech, press and assembly (10) plus unequal treatment of women (5, 24). In 2004 the EU stopped aid to the Maldives and discouraged it as a Fun in the sun, tropical paradise because of human rights issues. (1)
As "100% Muslim", the Maldives is naturally a place of harsh intolerance for anyone who doesn't conform. And the truth is getting out ......Foreigners are now beginning to see that there is a darker side on the other side of the "Sunny Side of Life" of the tourist resorts.
To read a report on the Maldives go to The Australian Islamist Monitor.