Maldives: Police arrest Muslim marriage celebrant who mocked foreign couple as “swine” and “infidels”

Here is the video about which Marisol wrote here. The marriage celebrant has now been arrested. One does wonder, however, how many other marriages he has celebrated. Mocking the kuffar is good fun until it could start having a negative impact upon the tourism industry. “Maldives arrest marriage celebrant after ‘hate’ ceremony,” from AFP, October 29 (thanks to Ima):

COLOMBO (AFP) – Police in the Maldives have arrested a marriage celebrant who abused a foreign couple as “swine” and “infidels” during a luxury ceremony in the holiday paradise, an official said.

Maldivian police spokesman Ahmed Shiyam said the celebrant, who conducted the ceremony in the local language at an upmarket resort fringed by white sand and turquoise water, had been arrested with another hotel employee on Thursday.

A video of the ceremony, during which the hapless couple are taunted and subjected to a series of insulting and religious-tinged abuse, was posted on YouTube and has sparked fears for the country’s tourism-dependent economy….

“You are swine,” the couple were told. “The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard 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.”

The wife, wearing a white dress and carrying a bouquet, and her husband smile shyly through the ceremony, which was to renew their marriage vows at a cost of 1,300 dollars.

In front of a table decorated with incense sticks, the English-speaking couple bow their heads in prayer through the torrent of accusations, curses and swearing from the celebrant.

At the end of the 15-minute routine, they exchange rings as the staff clap, before heading onto the beach to plant a coconut tree in the sand.

The Islamic republic of the Maldives, a nation of palm-fringed islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, is one of the world’s most exclusive honeymoon destinations and its economy relies heavily on tourism.

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  1. says

    The religious slurs are actually the least of it. “Before you penetrate a chicken’s a**, check carefully for any rashes on the rectum of the chicken’s a**.” At one point the subtitles only say “more curses against the couple”.

    I think he is insulting and offending Islam, and no doubt he is for the chop. The other locals take it in with never a reaction: they have clearly seen and heard it all before, I only wonder if it is the national pastime?

  2. says

    Boycott Islam.

    When the Qur’an contains such ayas as this –

    Allah will torment those how deny his revelations. 6:49
    Stay away from those who “meddle with” or mock the Quran. 6:68
    Those who disbelieve will be forced to drink boiling water, and will face a painful doom. 6:70
    When nonbelievers die, the angels will deliver to them doom and degradation. 6:93
    Stay away from idolaters. 6:106
    Allah confounds the hearts and eyes of unbelievers. 6:110
    Most unbelievers are ignorant. 6:111
    Allah allows some to disbelieve in the afterlife, and to take pleasure in their disbelief, so that he can torment them forever after they die. 6:113
    The worst thing anyone can do is deny the revelations of Allah. Those who do so will be awared an evil doom. 6:157
    Disbelievers lose their souls. 7:9
    Allah has made devils the protecting friends of disbeliveers. 7:27
    Disbelievers choose devils as protecting friends and believe they are rightly guided. 7:30
    Only believers go to heaven. 7:32
    Allah forbids beliefs that he hasn’t revealed (i.e., all non-muslim beliefs). 7:33
    Disbelievers are the rightful owners of the Fire. 7:36
    Disbelief is the greatest evil. 7:37
    Disbelievers will be excluded from heaven. Theirs will be a bed of hell. 7:40-41
    Those in the fire will be taunted by those in the Garden. “So how’s it going down there? Are you enjoying the warmth of the Fire?” 7:44
    Those in the Fire will cry out to those in heaven, saying: “Pour water on us.” But Allah has forbidden that to disbelievers. 7:50
    Those who forget Allah will be forgotten (sent to hell) on Judgement Day. 7:51

    The actions in Madive might shock us, but they should not surprise us.

  3. says

    Islam respects the “strong horse”. To me this is a couple that has no religion; they probably call themselves “spiritual”. Sorry but Islam ain’t going to be bested by the merely squishy spirituals among us. You are going to need us Catholic (and other Christian) Crusaders to ride in there and hang tough. Of course, as a Roman Catholic I am saddened by the squishers in my own religion. It all comes down to becoming that STRONG HORSE not merely a syncretist or spiritual squish.

  4. says

    “Before you penetrate a chicken’s a**, check carefully for any rashes on the rectum of the chicken’s a**.”

    Surely this is straight from the koran.

    Eat in a muslim restaurant at your own peril.

    There was a case in Britain where a muslim guy was serving up his poop to the unsuspecting non-muslim customers, and he use to get glowing reports from the multiculti crowd.

    Personally I wouldn’t set a foot in a muslim country.

    All muslims are prone to embarking on their own little jihads on unsuspecting non-muslims, this is what this guys were doing.

    BTW, were these celebrants “moderate” muslims?

  5. says

    Ah, I think I get it: Bigotry is not when you dish out such language (or as in other cases: such food), bigotry is taking notice of it at all and using it for incitement. It was clearly quite the natural thing for the Maldivians, none of whom seem surprised at all, and so we have to accept it as a cultural phenomenon that we haters criticize at our peril.

  6. says

    @ Kinneddar | October 29, 2010 7:20 AM

    You wrote:- I still don’t feel any sympathy for this couple.

    Feeling sympathy for the couple is not the point. The point is that Islam promotes feelings of derision for any religion that is not Islam. It’s the sheer arrogance of the decision itself to humiliate this unwitting couple that’s the issue in this video.

    The lesson is ‘be on guard’ at all times against a so-called religion that would happily rub you out and your family if it thought for one second that your death would advance its cause.

  7. says

    Arresting the officiant is just applying a fig leave to cover the embarrassment of the Maldivian government.
    Is this a one time incident perpetrated by a deviant Maldivian? I don’t think so. He had a lot of accomplices and it is probable that this was not his first ceremony. He and many of his compatriotes just did their duty to harass the infidels. I can only think of one word, the M word, the name of that most holy, last prophet.
    I hope that naive, gullible people with a dhimmi mentality will take this object lesson to heart, and avoid muhammadan countries in general and the Maldives in particular. These people are not easy going Polynesians, so loved by Fletcher Christian.

  8. says

    “…a luxury ceremony in the holiday paradise…”

    Maldives, a holiday paradise?

    “Originally Buddhists, Maldivians were converted to Sunni Islam in the mid-12th century. Islam is the official religion of the entire population. Close community relationships and a strict adherence to Islamic precepts have historically helped keep crime low and under control. However, a growing heroin addiction problem and the emergence of youth gangs, especially in Male, have increased the crime rate and the incidence of street violence.”

  9. says

    Why should the two Maldives men have been arrested? They were just reflecting the values of Muhammad as revealed in the core Islamic texts. Significant parts of the Maldives’ population sympathizes with the two men and what they did.

    They were arrested not on principle, but because the Maldives survives on tourism.

    A few examples of how the Quran considers non-Muslims to be animals or less, and describes cruel tortures for them in hell:

    Quran 8:55:
    Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah’s sight are the ungrateful who will not believe.

    Quran 98:6:
    Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings.

    the earliest Muslim biography of Muhammad, he affirms that those who do not follow him will be slaughtered.

    Abu jahl said to them: “Muhammad alleges that if you follow him you will be kings of the Arabs and the Persians. Then after death you will be raised to gardens like those of the Jordan. But if you do not follow him you will be slaughtered, and when you are raised from the dead you will be burned in the fire of hell.” The apostle [Muhammad] came out to them with a handful of dust saying: “I do say that.”

    So those two Maldives men should not have been arrested. They were only following the core texts of Islam, which the Maldives, being Muslim-majority, reveres. Instead, the Maldives should be asked why it adheres to religious doctrines that call for the subjugation and debasement of non-Muslims.

  10. says

    I can imagine why the Maldivians are suddenly so keen to make a point of arresting this guy. Apart from tourism the Maldives have no major economic activities to speak of. No wonder they start panicking.

    That’s what you call a ‘knee-jerk reaction.’

    Seeing as the average natural ground level is only 4 ft 11 above sea level, it won’t take long for global warming to swallow up this fecal-matter-hole. (héhé, circumvented the four letter expletives) So I suppose they’d better make money out of it as long as they still can. The only problem being that the Maldivian government has already announced plans to look into purchasing new land in India, Sri Lanka, and Australia. Another Muslim immigration calamity in the making ??? They could do without it, I’m sure.

    In any case, it would make sense to boycott the Maldives now before they gain all the necessary resources to buy themselves into those countries ! Besides, if you’re looking for sand and palm trees, there are far more hospitable places to choose from.

  11. says

    When global warming makes the giant glaciers drown Maldives in the ocean, I won’t be shedding any tears.

    Hey Spencer, you should do some article on the Maldives history and what caused it to become such a hellhole and a sewer.

  12. says

    I too have no sympathy for this couple. If they are Christians ,and opted for a Muslim wedding rites,they deserve it. Instead of paying 1300 dollars to get a curse and mockings, they could have given it a starving homeless child, and get real blessings from above.

  13. says

    One does hear background giggling in a few places in the video so the crowd obviously knew what was going on. But being Muslim, they probably didn’t dare say anything as these employees are probably popular big-wigs among the locals.

    As for the couple, I think they might have learned one very important lesson that many still don’t want to accept. Islam is not the religion of peace that gullible, naive, biased, politically correct, spineless liberal imbeciles make it out to be.

  14. says

    “The Islamic republic of the Maldives, a nation of palm-fringed islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, is one of the world’s most exclusive honeymoon destinations and its economy relies heavily on tourism.”

    …not any more!

  15. says

    Make sure you mention the hotel name on all the story pages:
    Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort

    Otherwise it won’t come up in Google someday when people are searching for that hotel. If they did this for a wedding celebration no telling what other small things they did to spite non-muslims.

  16. says

    We haven’t heard from the couple. I wonder if they got their money back by either the government or the twit that conducted the ceremony. The couple should sue.

  17. says

    Saturday Night Live or another comedy show should stage a reenactment on national television. One report stated the “celebrant” (he was celebrating something other than the couple’s happiness, for sure) was at one point reading an employment contract. THAT would get some people howling who are normally immune to outrage over this kind of discrimination, especially if it were directed to the bride.

  18. says

    Disgusting. Why go to a cockroach country just because its islands are ringed with coconut palms and white sand? We have the Carribean for that.

  19. says

    i am a Maldivian and i am disgusted with this. i am a western educated maldivian and i lived in a western country for sometime and learnt to respect various religions, belief among many other good

    This is what the extremist people want in maldives.. they dont want tourism to grow in this country as it brings wealth and western education. when the tourist stop comming these extremist will win.
    decline in tourism means the economy will collapse and the country will no longer afford to provide western style education. when poverty hits the country, people could lose meaning of their life, thats when mullas and extremist will prevail to get onto more young minds.

    I have read all the comments in this posts, i just could not let go without telling you all what i believe, and i know you all dont have to agree with me, but it goes a long way if you all think differently.. i dont want these extremist people to win, and please dont let them win. if comming to maldives choose a resort that respect and values humanity and the environment.. frankly these people cant and dont take care of this country’s environment.

  20. says

    Interesting take on this story by William Sutcliffe.

    At the end of the article the imbecile states –

    Despite the grovelling apology issued by the Maldivian authorities, the victims in this story are not the Swiss couple but the “celebrants” who have now been arrested, and the thousands of other Maldivians who will doubtless be under harsher pressure to bite their tongues and keep smiling over the cocktails.

  21. says

    This is not an exception but endemic in the muslims world. These muslims do look at the infidals with contempt and they don’t hesitate to mock them behind their backs. Of course upfront they do a good job of looking and acting being nice and friendly. That is oneof the reasons non muslims should not frequent muslim run restaurants and other establishments.

  22. says

    Can also be referred to as:

    -Dookie Jihad
    -Doody Jihad
    -Excreta Jihad

    For educational purposes, those are only the polite ones. Quite an old concept really. I had heard of it years ago.

  23. says

    While I agree that the Swiss couple did not directly ‘ask for it’ there is a fine line between naivety and denial of reality.

    It’s hardly a well-kept secret that the Maldives are an ‘Islamic island paradise’.

    Google ‘Maldives cia’ and it takes about 1 minute to locate the following information online in the CIA world factbook:

    1) Their flag is a crescent moon on a green/red background.
    2) The religion section has a single entry: Sunni Muslim.
    3) The president and vice president are both named Mohamed.
    4) The legal system is “based on Islamic law”.

    Let this be a lesson to all Infidels that naivety is no longer a luxury that we can afford when it comes to trusting Muslims.

  24. says

    “Let this be a lesson to all Infidels that naivety is no longer a luxury that we can afford when it comes to trusting Muslims.”

    Well said, Jefferson. We are not there yet but we are evolving towards a situation that many or most citizens of Democratic countries ask some clear choices from Muslims. Thus giving them a choice and a way out.

    Maybe by formulating well a democratized version of Islam and joining clearly the Democratic side against the Theocratic Islamic side. Or otherwise outright admitting of their anti-democratic attitude. We will do that carefully.

    But when they do not take that way out, then Muslims should be considered by default and because of their own negligence anti-Democratic and hostile or otherwise confused inconsistend people. Who have to start over with earning the trust and respect of citizens of Democratic nations.

  25. says

    Beg to differ, wotthefiqh, that this writer is an imbecile – but of course, removing his ending paragraph from its predecessor context makes it SEEM as if he is a bleeding-heart left-wing apologist for terrible abuse of hapless western tourists.

    I’m not sure that’s so, because the rest of this excellent editorial explores the historical appeal of the East to jaded, weary Westerners, AND HOW THAT HAS BEEN (not surprisingly) EXPLOITED BY EASTERNERS. Were the East not “spiritual and mystical”, we would have made it so, such is our need for a respite from our frenzied, calcified orbits.

    The severity of poverty in undeveloped countries is far beyond the ken of Westerners who have not travelled in the “Third World”. Although the route out of this misery may lie in developing tourism, the face of that striving juxtaposes native islanders scraping by in humiliating subservience to unimaginably rich foreigners who, in a day’s time, throw away enough money to support entire extended families for a year.

    Writer comments perceptively on the inverse relationship between resort employees’ true (hostile) views of western tourists and the behavior (warm solicitude) they are required to show them as guests.

    Re-reading it, I agree that the final conclusion is both silly and unsatisfying, not up to the standard of the rest of the article:

    * Showing sympathy to the exploited workers of the islands who are forced to act nice to tourists if tourism is to continue – so what?

    * The writer thinks this is lamentable. Why? To learn to do so is to acquire a useful social skill applicable to advancement in all kinds of human organizations, formal and informal.

    We in developed countries likewise must constrain a myriad of our natural impulses and conceal our true feelings, on a daily basis:

    * We refrain from punching our untalented and under-appreciative bosses in the face when we yearn to do so.

    * We meekly accept traffic tickets from arrogant police officers instead of gunning our cars to flatten them as they return to their official cars.

    * We compliment friends and associates on clothing, behavior, decisions, and what-not in order to preserve social harmony while conducting an inner monologue of doubt, criticism, and even savage abuse. So what?

    Modification of visceral animal urges is a hallmark of civilization as humankind has defined it. It is the price of progress.

  26. says

    I should have more accurately classified the imbecile as a PC (philosophical cretinism) acolyte.

    Lurv your taqiyya !!!

    He works in the hospitality industry but the only part he seems to know is spit

    Agree with the ‘humiliation’ aspect though.

    islam is consumed with it.
    islamic society between the Atlantic shores of Morocco to the Bangladesh/Myanmar border is a social, cultural, economic and political latrine.
    Reason : islam

    In your face evidence : rich kafirs

    Response : hatred

    Correct resolution : itjihad

    Reality : korampf hatred and the core violent tenets towards non-moslems.

    I’ve seen most of the vid and I can’t recall the toerag saying –

    You are filthy rich bastards
    I want wot like wot you got
    I want to drink quality plonk on the Chance Eleasy
    I weant to pick up eastern european hookers on the boi doh bolonge


    I do recall the ‘swine’ and ‘infidel’ part which is straight out of the holy war manual, and I fail to see any connection between a chicken rectum and economic destitution.

    Without tourism, the poor bastard would be sucking the eyes out of fishheads, living in an thatched hut and drinking brackish water.

    Economic disparity must be the reason for acts of religious/cultural hatred and mass murder, because to acknowledge islam as the real reason is to finally face the enemy, and that is a cruel reality when millions live among us.