Maldives: Allahu akbar Shouting Police Use Pickaxes to Destroy Artwork Deemed Un-Islamic

Recall, Keith Ellison and a DC-based Muslim group gave Maldives their Democrat of the Year Award just a few years ago. A country whose constitution bans non-Muslims from becoming citizens.

Reminiscent of the Taliban.

Source: Maldives Police Use Pickaxes To Destroy Artwork Deemed Un-Islamic : NPR

It took British artist Jason deCaires Taylor nine months to develop his latest work: a 20-foot-tall stainless steel cube decorated with life-size human statues and semi-submerged in a coral lagoon in crystal blue waters off the Maldives islands.

But it took the Maldivian police just a few hours to wreck it.

Acting on a court order, police used pickaxes to smash the statues on Friday. Muslim politicians, including the outgoing Maldivian president, had deemed the artwork un-Islamic because it depicted human figures.

Local police tweeted photos of men using electric saws, ropes and axes to dislodge the statues.

“I was extremely shocked and heartbroken to learn that my sculptures have been destroyed,” deCaires Taylor wrote on Instagram.

He called it “a sad day for art and sad day for the environment.”

Famous for palm-fringed atolls and bikini-clad international tourists, the Maldives is an overwhelmingly Muslim island nation of fewer than half a million people in the Indian Ocean. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has increased its investment there, funding mosques and spreading a more orthodox and austere version of Islam.

Muslims generally avoid the depiction of human forms in art. Islam’s holy book, the Quran, does not explicitly outlaw them, but it condemns idolatry.

Police reportedly sent a local Maldivian newspaper photos and video of the destruction, including one clip in which a man is heard saying, “Allahu akbar,” or God is great.

DeCaires Taylor’s installation, called Coralarium, debuted in July on a Maldives atoll that’s home to a Fairmont luxury resort, which reportedly costs up to $3,800 a night.

The artwork immediately drew criticism from the Maldives’ president, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who was running for re-election. He lost in the polls to an opposition lawmaker on Sunday, and has said he will step down.

In late July, Yameen issued a statement asking the country’s Tourism Ministry to “facilitate” the sculpture’s removal due to “significant public sentiment against the installation.”

The artwork is set about 500 feet offshore. It’s 20 feet tall, half underwater, with a stairway leading to the top of the cube, which is intricately cut to feature silhouettes of coral patterns. Sculptures of human forms stood atop the cube and beneath it underwater.

To reach it, tourists could snorkel, scuba dive or swim.

In a statement emailed to NPR, Fairmont Maldives said it was “very surprised by the sudden removal of eco-art pieces” but that the process was “peaceful and friendly.” While some 30 statues were removed, it said the cube structure and “underwater coral boulevard” remains intact.


Spoken like a true dhimmi.

5 thoughts on “Maldives: Allahu akbar Shouting Police Use Pickaxes to Destroy Artwork Deemed Un-Islamic

  1. Islam will destroy EVERYTHING they consider un-Islamic when the takeover of any nation.

    Main articles: Buddhism in the Maldives and National Museum (Maldives)
    The destruction of the Buddhist artifacts by Islamists took place in the aftermath of the coup in which Mohamed Nasheed was toppled as President.[33] Islamist politicians entered the government which succeeded Nasheed.[34][35]
    Buddhist antiquities were obliterated by Islamist radicals in the National Museum.[36][37]
    The Museum was stormed by Islamists who destroyed the Buddhist artifacts.[38][39]
    The non Muslim artifacts of Buddhist provenance were specifically singled out by the attackers.[40][41]
    The destruction was caught on camera.[42]
    Most of Maldive’s Buddhist physical history was obliterated.[43][44]
    Hindu artifacts were also targeted for obliteration and the actions have been compared to the attacks on the Buddhas by the Taliban.[45][46][47][48][49][50]
    February 7, 2012 was the date of the anti-Buddhist attack by the Islamists.[51]
    https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_destroyed_heritage.html

    • The day after the Buddhist statues were destroyed the world should have realized that islam has no right to exist on earth and should be totally eradicated!

  2. If America continues to cater to Islam all of any Western History will be non existent. It is not that the art and other History objects are non islamic, but that those objects are above their fals Allah, as Allah is fictional and they are building up a false god that they want the whole world to bow to except that the Imams and Mullahs are the real threat to Humanity as they will be the ones in power not any god or Muhammad or Allah. There was never any divine word from Allah, there was a conspiracy by the Imams and Mullahs that took gods from the Mecca cube and created their one one god over all the others.

  3. “It is the purpose of Islam to destroy all art because it is Jahiliyyah” explains Dr. Bll Warner. The attacker intended to damage or destroy some of the priceless works of art that are exhibited in the most renowned art museum in the world. His intent was to destroy the finest art of Western civilization.

    Why art? Art that involves animals or humans is forbidden in the Sharia. Art is the work of Kafirs and is part of jahiliyya (civilization of ignorance). Islam annihilates a civilization piece by piece and leaves nothing of its native roots. Civilizational jihad destroys the very cultural history of every nation it comes into contact with.

    We see the jihadist annihilation of museums and ancient architecture for the same reason. This civilizational war has been this way for 1400 years.

    Muslims have their six lies that are tenets of Islam, It is perfectly reasonably not to trust Muslims based on the fact that lying is categorized for Muslim’s convenience.

    • Taqiyya (Shia) or Muda’rat (Sunni): tactical deceit for the purposes of spreading Islam.
    • Kitman: deceit by omission.
    • Tawriya: deceit by ambiguity.
    • Taysir: deceit through facilitation
    (not having to observe all the tenets of Sharia).
    • Darura: deceit through necessity (to engage in something “Haram” or forbidden).
    • Muruna: the temporary suspension of Sharia in order that Muslim immigrants appear “moderate”.
    islam must be proscribed from earth

  4. This is what the muzzie sub-human POS do. They invade a country and then destroy all that is not Islamic. That includes humans who are not Islamic.

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