This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around. Life during sharia time in the Maldives.
The ministry of Islamic affairs appealed to the Maldives Police Service on Wednesday to end all the discos organised for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Police sergeant Ahmed Shiyam confirmed Dr Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari, the minister of Islamic affairs, had made an official request to the police commissioner, Ahmed Faseeh, for police to take action regarding this matter.
“We will be taking steps in accordance to the ministry’s request,” said Shiyam, but he did not comment on what action the police would take.
Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed, the state minister of Islamic affairs, said the ministry had formally requested the police stop the discos from taking place because they were contrary to Islam. He added the ministry had received complaints from the public.
“We have received hundreds of complaints asking for a ban on the DJs,” he said. “So, the number of people who are against having DJs is greater than the number who wants them."
“Even a police official has informed us that they have also been receiving complaints.” he said.
According to Shaheem, it is haram or forbidden in Islam for both sexes to dance together.
In the Netherlands...
A 37 year old Amsterdam resident was sentenced yesterday to sixty hours of community service. In April of this year the man destroyed at least two statues of Christ in Nuenen and Deurne. The magistrate in Den Bosch also charged him with destroying five graves in the Lambertus parish in Helmond.
The suspect came to the Netherlands from Turkey 11 years ago and worked
in Amsterdam at a research institute. He was arrested in Venray on
April 8 when he again went for a statue of Christ. He failed to appear
To the police he had admitted to all the charges and said that he had 'acted by orders of God in order to warn people." He had already been sentenced in the past for similar crimes.
Besides the community service the judge also imposed on him two weeks conditional jail sentence. He'll be under surveillance by the rehabilitation service for two years of probation. He is also to pay compensation for the claimed damage: 2,700 euro to the Lambertus parish and 1,780 Euro to the Deurne municipality.
There was also a proposed statue of Mother Teresa rejected by local Muslims in Albania on the grounds it would "would offend the feelings of Muslims." The Giant Buddhas of Bamiyan were blown to bits by the Taliban. The Grand Mufti of Cairo has banned all statues of living beings.
Here are many more examples the jihad against statues.