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  •  Maybe if the US and Europe wanted it to stop (6+ / 0-)

    it would.  Maybe.

    But why don't the people of the Maldives think it should stop?  Really.

    When you have a government that is explicitly based on the principles of Islam, one that has broad popular support, any US or European interference is not likely to be effective.  You can't even be a citizen of the Maldives if you are not Muslim.  I doubt we will see much dissent from within anytime soon.

    I can only hope that Muslim women stand up and throw off their persecutors soon.  Maybe if Islam lost 800 million Muslim women the men would take notice.   Maybe.

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