Resort takes down ‘idols’ before police arrive

Resort takes down ‘idols’ before police arrive
December 24 18:55 2017

The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa resort in Malé atoll on Saturday removed sphinx statues lined up along its arrival pier after complaints to the police.

The offending “idols” were removed before officers arrived on the island, a police spokesman told local media. 

The resort is celebrating Christmas and New Year with an Egyptian theme and an Indiana Jones-inspired quest titled  The Lost Temple of Kudak, offering treasure map games with prizes such as stays at Four Season resorts in Egypt.

Monuments gifted by other South Asian countries during the 2011 SAARC summit in Addu City were vandalised and eventually taken down after they were branded “idolatrous”.

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  1. MissIndia
    December 27, 14:30 #1 MissIndia

    So when did decorative sphinxes become ‘idols’? Makes you wonder what type of Islam is being practised in the Maldives.
    Do us secular Indians a favour and don’t come to India. Maybe we should frisk you at the airports and confiscate items that offend us Hindus too…korans, prayer mats, holy beads, rocks from Mina and plastic bottles of zam zam water. Maybe then you dumb wahabbis will learn a bit of tolerance and respect for other faiths.

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