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JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 50/70 AS
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Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 1182649 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3620 on: March 15, 2017, 06:15:08 AM »
The Maldives: Paradise for jihadists?
"Many Western tourists donít even know that this is a Muslim country. But in fact, outside of the Arab world, the Maldives have the highest number of fighters among ISIS's ranks per capita: 200, more or less, out of 400,000 inhabitants. The government denies it. But each and every resident likely has a brother or cousin in Syria. While the rest of the world was watching the Olympics in August, everyone here was watching the battle of Aleppo. And rooting for al-Qaeda."


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3621 on: March 15, 2017, 05:11:05 PM »
The Maldives: Paradise for jihadists?
"Many Western tourists donít even know that this is a Muslim country. But in fact, outside of the Arab world, the Maldives have the highest number of fighters among ISIS's ranks per capita: 200, more or less, out of 400,000 inhabitants. The government denies it. But each and every resident likely has a brother or cousin in Syria. While the rest of the world was watching the Olympics in August, everyone here was watching the battle of Aleppo. And rooting for al-Qaeda."


http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4934528,00.html

Using those statistics, there's a decent chance davidmal and I also have cousins fighting in Syria...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3622 on: March 15, 2017, 06:05:13 PM »
Using those statistics, there's a decent chance davidmal and I also have cousins fighting in Syria...


Rofl...although seriously I did feel like I was in Jihadi land at the MLE airport until you get to the Hotel lounge.  Thankfully it's only about 10 minutes until you get to the Conrad (or SR or wherever) cacoon and you stay in until you leave again (our hotel rep literally escorted us all the way to customs)!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3623 on: March 15, 2017, 06:51:04 PM »
Rofl...although seriously I did feel like I was in Jihadi land at the MLE airport until you get to the Hotel lounge.  Thankfully it's only about 10 minutes until you get to the Conrad (or SR or wherever) cacoon and you stay in until you leave again (our hotel rep literally escorted us all the way to customs)!

The article makes the case why you should avoid overnighting at MLE at all costs.

Dan,  am surprised you took the Male city tour while you were out there...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3624 on: March 15, 2017, 07:00:02 PM »
The article makes the case why you should avoid overnighting at MLE at all costs.

Dan,  am surprised you took the Male city tour while you were out there...
True...

I would not want to be there overnight, though probably safer than Germany or France lol
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3625 on: March 15, 2017, 07:24:56 PM »
True...

I would not want to be there overnight, though probably safer than Germany or France lol

+1 although in Male's defense it doesn't have migrant tent cities in addition to Jihads so I'd def choose there over Paris. :P

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« Reply #3626 on: March 15, 2017, 07:32:27 PM »
The article makes the case why you should avoid overnighting at MLE at all costs.

Dan,  am surprised you took the Male city tour while you were out there...

If you ask Mrs. AJK, the Male tour was one of her favorite parts of our trip last month.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3627 on: March 15, 2017, 07:33:53 PM »
If you ask Mrs. AJK, the Male tour was one of her favorite parts of our trip last month.

Yeah but doesn't she also already enjoy wearing a hijab?  ;D

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3628 on: March 15, 2017, 07:35:21 PM »
#guilty

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3629 on: March 16, 2017, 10:27:07 AM »
The article makes the case why you should avoid overnighting at MLE at all costs.

Dan,  am surprised you took the Male city tour while you were out there...
I don't think anyone heard of Issis when Dan went...
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« Reply #3630 on: March 16, 2017, 10:31:12 AM »
I don't think anyone heard of Issis when Dan went...
Issis - Islamic State of Some of Iraq and Syria.

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« Reply #3631 on: March 16, 2017, 10:32:42 AM »
I don't think anyone heard of Issis when Dan went...
More like, when Dan went to MLE Isis was a payment technology.

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« Reply #3632 on: March 16, 2017, 10:33:07 AM »
More like, when Dan went to MLE Isis was a payment technology.
Or a pizza shop is Cleveland.
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« Reply #3633 on: March 16, 2017, 10:35:55 AM »
I don't think anyone heard of Issis when Dan went...

I was there in 09' and I sat on the plane from MLE with a State Dept guy sent there to help the Maldivian Government fight extremism at home and abroad (at the time they were going to Iraq to fight the US)

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« Reply #3634 on: March 16, 2017, 10:40:39 AM »
I was there in 09' and I sat on the plane from MLE with a State Dept guy sent there to help the Maldivian Government fight extremism at home and abroad (at the time they were going to Iraq to fight the US)
I hear, truth is with the beards and a baseball cap we got more salem alechems than nasty looks.
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« Reply #3635 on: March 16, 2017, 10:41:11 AM »
I hear, truth is with the beards and a baseball cap we got more salem alechems than nasty looks.

Biggest victim of Muslim extremism is the Muslims

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3636 on: March 16, 2017, 11:02:46 AM »
Very hard to imagine your SR butlers brother is playing soccer in Syria with chopped off heads!!!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3637 on: March 16, 2017, 11:04:27 AM »
Biggest victim of Muslim extremism is the Muslims
That's more of a technicality, due to Shiite  Sunni. And because 99% of that is in 3 countries where we aren't visiting.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3638 on: March 16, 2017, 04:14:22 PM »
Anybody ever got a complimentary upgrade to owb at PH for at least one night, or no chance they'd give it ?
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« Reply #3639 on: March 16, 2017, 10:00:04 PM »
Anybody ever got a complimentary upgrade to owb at PH for at least one night, or no chance they'd give it ?
I know someone that did, and I almost did until the OWBs were booked up last minute and there were no vacancies. But were Diamond accounts.