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The Islamic "Scholars" in #Maldives and their cronies are trying to twist religious fervor and nationalism together so they can weave a narrative where they are under some sort of attack from enemies in their midst.
They are whipping up the masses into a frenzy.
When really all that is happening, and this is quite apparent for anyone who bothers to look,
Is that a marginalized and threatened population are asking for their right to live in the sun without fear of persecution and bodily harm.
The reactionary characters, falling out of the woodwork are trying to bury activists in a mountain of thinly veiled, sometimes open threats and propaganda in an effort to stem the tide of opposition.
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"Temporary cessation" Who are you kidding?
Its a fucking ban.
MDN is the only NGO that works as an HRD on the most sensitive HR issues in Maldives.
The govt has succumbed to the pressure from local terrorists - much of those are allegedly revealed in the controversial report.
The #Maldives govt has failed to take action against those who spread hate and threaten people behind a religious facade.
"The maintenance of public order and communal harmony"... what a load of crap!
The govt has effectively #empowered the #terrorists by banning the only HRD NGO who dared assess the rising #extremism and #radicalism in #Maldives.
Now the terrorists are attacking whoever who recognised the NGO's sincere work since 2004.
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Looks like, the #Maldives needs another refresher. This fact is from the Biological Behavioural Survey (BBS) done in 2008. Feel free to retweet.
Fact 2: commercial sex work starts as early as 12 years old. - Biological behavioural Survey 2008 (BBS) searo.who.int/maldives/docum…
Fact three: police, businessmen and government employees are top clients of female sex workers - Biological behavioural Survey 2008 (BBS) searo.who.int/maldives/docum
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1. @DdcomMdv alleges @PoliceMv officers tried to fabricate evidence

2. Cops who are video-taped torturing a suspect try to intimidate witnesses & destroy evidence

& the answer is: give cops even MORE powers & remove what little controls there are on police abuse of power? Why?
If the same twisted reasoning were applied in other types of cases, would we see child protection laws changed to force victims of abuse back into their abusers' hands?

"No!" you shout? Why not, especially when passion overcomes reason? Is the current law really the problem?
#Maldives already has some of the harshest terrorism laws coupled with the most generalised definitions of terror (apart from North Korea, perhaps).

It wasn't the law that helped disappear a journalist, but some who were sworn to uphold it.

Yet we still call to change the law?
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Maldives Mullah Hassan Moosa Fikury declares Face App haram. This thread isn't about the details of that, but rather a thread of Face App outputs of Fikury & some of his Mullah buddies in the #Maldives. Check it out.
#ExMuslim #Atheist #NormalizingDissent voice.mv/4943
This is the fatwa issuing prayer exercising fit human specimen Hassan Moosa Fikury himself. Give him a round of applause for inspiring this thread. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Next up is the always engaged, ”Prove it scientifically” Mullah ZamZam Farish!
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2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
By @LouisDiko
ISIS commander Abu Yussuf al Australi from #Australia🇦🇺was killed in Raqqa in 2017.
#Australian🇦🇺ISIS fighter was killed in Manbij in 2016.
Khaled Sharouf from #Australia🇦🇺was killed in Raqqa in 2017.
#Australia🇦🇺ISIS fighter Mohamed Elomar was killed in syria.
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Overexposure is the key 🔑 to desensitizing people to ideas that they have been shielded from all their lives.

When people are desensitized to ideas and materials that they found offensive, it is conducive to allow for an environment to advocate for #SecularMaldives.
This is why #NormalizingDissent is such an important aspect of a strategy towards the secularization of #Maldives.

It also plays similar kind of role as politics cartoons and memes does in the proliferation of ideas fast.
It also allows for people to question things that they would have otherwise normally wouldn't.

Religious beliefs of people that cause harm to others don't deserve respect or silence from us.

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Realizing a hive mind could be leveraged for activism against Islamic hegemony in the #Maldives and promoting political change is a game changer for #SecularMaldives.

#NormalizingDissent #FikuryInqilab #Anonymous
A lot of us have unique and specialized skills. And these skills needed to be combined through collaboration and support of each other on issues and values we find ourselves aligned on. Such issues are UDHR implementation, democracy, health care, education, quality of life etc.
The individual skills of planning, organizing, debating, content creation, coordination, fact-checking, scanning for opportunities and relevancy and much more needed for effective activism don't exist for a single individual to master.
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A Thread on "Trade Relations between Tamil Nadu and South East Asia as Gleaned from Inscriptions...!"

The Commercial and Cultural contacts between Tamil Nadu and South East Asian Countries seem to have existed even from the beginning of the Christian era!
#Sangam Literatures say that the import & export of articles between these countries had happened in great vigour through the ports located on the Coromandal coast, viz #Kollam, #Eyilpattinam, #Kaviripumpattinam, #Tondi, #Marungurpattinam (#Alagankulam), #Korkai and #Kanyakumari!
The author of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea describes the ports of the Coromandal coast as follows. “Among the market-towns of these countries and harbour where the ships put in from Damirica and from the north, the most important are, in order as they lie, first Camara...1/2
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PSA: The #exmuslim #atheist #anons of #Maldives loosely organized around the idea of #SecularMalives is now the new normal. This has been long time coming. Religionist shud work on changin their mindset around stopping us to learning to co-exist. This is 2019. #NormalizingDissent
Allow me to spell it out for you. The year is 2019. And you are helpless to stop this phenomena. #FukuryInqilab
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It's seem that #atheist and #exmuslim discussions have achieved sustained and none stop dialogue & discussion on #Maldives Twitter-sphere. We hav come a long way from where we were even an year ago. Now to scale it out further in terms of engagement. #recalibrate #expandoutward
How would we go about expanding the conversation into the mainstream? Here is my proposition. We need to work our way into pretty much every topical issue-based conversation that happens in the country. We can do this on social media given the high Internet and smartphone...
...adoption in the country. (ref: bit.ly/2GBAlub) and most if them are on social media. Anyone who has any level of interest in Maldives politics has a twitter account. What people say on Twitter are quoted in news media through post embeds, which then has led to those..
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Hay'yan, Anadan & Haritan under Jihadists of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Led by Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, the ex #ISIS officer, the ex-al Qaeda in the Levant and the actual leader of a large number of foreign fighters.

Joulani is taking position opposite #SAA.

google.com/maps/place/Hra…
Rural and the city of #Idlib, the rural area of #idlib, #Aleppo & #Hama are under Jihadists control. Is it time for the Syrian army, supported by #Russia to stop the jihadists advance if #Turkey is incapable of doing the job it has promised at #Astana?

#Turkey is embarrassed by Jihadists overwhelming control of most of the #Astana area of control. Joulani is forcing his place on #Ankara unless the Turkish army moves in to defeat him, or to steps aside and allows the #Syrian army to do the job.
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THREAD: The US @StateDept released its annual #ReligiousFreedom report today. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, here's where #LGBT issues come up in this year's reports.
#LGBT issues feature in this year's reports on Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mauritania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Syria & Turkey. (And I probably missed others.)
The report on #Australia stays pretty neutral in its discussion of the legalization of same-sex marriage and subsequent push for religious exemptions under Australian law. state.gov/documents/orga…
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
bit.ly/HouseIC
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
bit.ly/HouseIC
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume amazon.com/Chinese-Naval-… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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