Maldives

Your Daily Muslim #535: Ahmad Aqleel

Your Daily Muslim #535: Ahmad Aqleel

Maldivian Muslim Ahmad Aqleel is a shining paragon of tolerance. The wannabe hacker is one of a group of Muslims who seized control of a pro-tolerance Facebook group. The Maldives are facing a rising tide of Islamism, and the group, called “Colorless,” sought to promote peaceful coexistence. One slight problem with that – Islam cannot […]

Your Daily Muslim #525: Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom

Your Daily Muslim #525: Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom

As nations’ Muslim populations increase, they gradually witness their freedoms erode. Such is the case in the Maldives, where sharia has been implemented piece by piece. First came the restrictions on the sale of pork and alcohol. Then came the prohibition on non-Muslims from voting. Now, under current president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, one of […]

Your Daily Muslim: Ali Jaleel

Your Daily Muslim: Ali Jaleel

Wherever there is Islam, there is violence, and Ali Jaleel illustrates that. The Maldives, despite having become increasingly radicalized, haven’t had many people taking the theme song of Islam (Ke$ha’s “Blow”) too literally. Ali Jaleel is an exception. It is unknown how or where he got the idea to blow himself up; it likely came […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abdulla Muthalib

Your Daily Muslim: Abdulla Muthalib

Islamism and politics go hand in hand: they’re both run by old men and they’re both full of shit. Maldivian MP Abdulla Muthalib, a representative of the Islamist party, is a prime example of this. A chronic helium-huffer or perhaps just missing his nuts, Muthalib’s voice sounds like a castrato talking through his nose. His […]