From People of Shambhala.
The Maldives’ first elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, resigned today after a “coup” by police. Nasheed has been under pressure for some weeks, largely by Islamic hard liners, who have been demonstrating against the Democratic Party Government, and for the implementation of sharia as state law.
The opposition Dhivehi Qaumee Party also accused Nasheed of being under the influence of Jews and Christians, partly because the Transport Ministry recently allowed direct flights to and from Israel.
Early Tuesday morning between several dozen and two hundred police officers refused orders to… read more.