When an English-speaking couple went to the Maldives for a dream wedding, they probably didn't expect to be called "infidel" and "swine." But that's exactly what happened. Unfortunately for them, they didn't realize it, and still might not know they were mocked while tying the knot.
The couple checked in at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort and thought they were employing the resort's marriage "celebrant." But instead, they got an employee who performed a ceremony in the native Dhivehi tongue, and railed against them throughout the 15-minute ceremony.
According to London's Daily Mail, a video of the ceremony was uploaded to YouTube and shows resort employee Hussein Didi conducting the jest-filled service.
The paper describes the extent of the offensive language:
Asking the couple and other ‘officials’ to raise their hands as is customary for Muslim prayers, the ‘celebrant’ begins his marriage vows.
‘Fornication has been legalised according to Article six, 1.11 of the Penal Code,' he chants in a tone favoured by religious scholars. ‘That is, frequent fornication by homosexuals. Most fornication is by males,’ he continues.
‘You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine,’ he says to his guests.
‘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 hapless couple remain oblivious as the ‘celebrant’, surrounded by 10 to 15 employees, calls for the marriage to be enshrined in Islamic law, followed by further personal insults against the couple. ...
Various types of insults about the woman and the man, their clothing and demeanour, are spoken throughout in the form of a running commentary in a sports video.
The resort says it does not have marriage celebrant, and has fired the employees in the video. News outlets are still trying to uncover the identity of the couple.
Read the full story from the Daily Mail.