Choose your officiant carefully if you’re getting spliced in the Maldives

A WESTERN couple visiting the Maldives were unwittingly subjected to a torrent of Islamic insults when they exchanged wedding vows at a luxury resort.

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The English-speaking couple thought that the man conducting their marriage at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort was blessing them during a Muslim ceremony, but what he was really doing in a language they did not understand was to call them “infidel” and “swine”, and declared that their marriage was “illegal”.

The resort’s website invites couples to:

Celebrate and capture the special moments of your life the Vilu Reef way… whether you have just vowed to love each other till eternity, mark a milestone in your amazing journey together or wish to rejoice another year of life.

According to this report, the abuse came to light when a video of the service was posted on YouTube, which shows an employee named Hussein Didi conducting the service. He tells the couple in his native Dhivehi tongue:

You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine. Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage. One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel – and we have reason to believe – an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion.

The document he uses, of which there is a brief close-up in the video, has absolutely no relation to marriage laws in the Maldives. Words that are legible on the document refer to “staff employment”, suggesting that it is a document relating to employment regulations.

Asking the couple and other “officials” to raise their hands as is customary for Muslim prayers, the “celebrant” chants, in a tone favoured by religious scholars:

Fornication has been legalised according to Article six, 1.11 of the Penal Code. That is, frequent fornication by homosexuals. Most fornication is by males.

The hapless couple remain oblivious as the “celebrant”, surrounded by 10-15 employees, calls for the marriage to be enshrined in Islamic law, followed by further personal insults against the couple, some relating to the woman’s breasts, others to the man’s dick:

Worms will come from the tip  of your penis.

The word “motherfuckers” is also applied to the couple.

None of the employees attempts to stop the “ceremony” and several take photographs.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn