From People of Shambhala.
As a destination for the rich and famous, the Indian Ocean’s Maldives islands depend almost entirely on tourism, which generates one billion dollars a year. That is now in jeopardy. Although the islands have traditionally practiced a more moderate form of Islam, in recent months, extreme Islam has been on the ascendent.
Now, on the back of protests calling for the enforcement of sharia as state law,and criticizing the Government for not being Islamic enough, it has ruled that spas and massage parlors must close. An essential aspect of luxury resorts, these are crucial to the… read more.