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Friday, August 15, 2008

Maldives: Female Presidential Running Mate Deemed "Un-Islamic"..

In the Maldives, foreigners can run around in bikinis and drink alcohol in the expensive resort hotels. Thats your "moderate Islam".

Now to the real Islam in action -

The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party presidential candidate has been asked to reconsider choosing a woman as his running mate by religious factions within the party.
The Maldivian Democratic Party has a Religious Council within the party and the Head of the party’s Islamic Council has said a woman contravened Islamic principles, shortly after the announcement that a lady, Dr Aminath Jameel will run alongside him in the upcoming elections.
The head of the Islamic Council is a Saudi educated mullah who has previously protested the law requiring that the minimum age for marriage be 18.

The mullah is saying - no surprise here - "a woman should not be a ruler in an Islamic country. He said it contravenes Islamic principles.”

The British educated presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic party appears to be caving into the demands. Mohamed Nasheed who has the final decision as presidential candidate, has said he did not want to do anything against Islam and would meet again with the Saudi educated head of the Islamic council.

Islamic missionaries from Arab countries in the Maldives to teach "real Islam" to the locals.

With thanks to Minivan News

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