I give the relationship of any infidel couple that gets married in a Muslim country two to five years, max. As for this wretched story, it's good to know what they are really thinking, as opposed to what they say to our faces.
Unwitting Western couple mocked as 'infidel' and 'swine' by 'minister' during foreign language wedding ceremony at luxury Maldives resort Daily Mail (hat tip Danielle)
But this hapless pair were instead humiliated when the man presiding over the ceremony took advantage of the language barrier to publicly brand them ‘pigs’ and ‘infidels’.
The supposedly spiritual service was captured on video and beamed around the world via YouTube.
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There is a dispute whether or not the local Maldivians support their government's tourist campaign. This past week a British couple posted their wedding video online only to discover that instead of receiving the local blessing ceremony which they paid $1350 for at their resort, the officiant hurled abuse at them. He called them, "swine, infidels, fornicators and atheists." He went onto to call their future children bastards. The ceremony concluded with the locals helping the bride to plant a coconut palm but it too was ruined by the obscene comments about her bust line.
As you probably know, the nation of the Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean. Its main industry is tourism. It is also run under Sharia law. Yes, they tolerate Western dress from the tourists but they don't allow you to bring your own Bible or unapproved book. This recent incident could significantly impact their bottom line.
Police in the Maldives have arrested a marriage celebrant who abused a foreign couple as "swine" and "infidels" during a luxury ceremony in the holiday paradise, an official said today.
Maldivian police spokesman Ahmed Shiyam said the celebrant, who conducted the ceremony in the local language at an upmarket resort fringed by white sand and turquoise water, had been arrested with another hotel employee on Thursday.
A video of the ceremony, during which the hapless couple are taunted and subjected to a series of insulting and religious-tinged abuse, was posted on YouTube and has sparked fears for the country's tourism-dependent economy.