This island paradise made news recently for a reason other than its pristine beaches and high-end resorts: the gruesome killing of a liberal blogger, stabbed to death by multiple assailants. The killing in April of Yameen Rasheed, 29, a strong voice against growing Islamic radicalisation, has amplified safety concerns — particularly for foreign tourists, a highly vulnerable group and one that the islands’ economy depends on. It is no idle threat, in a country that by some accounts supplies the world’s highest per-capita number of foreign fighters to extremist ...
Maldives, tourist haven, casts wary eye on growing islamic radicalism
Maldives govt had introduced first state policy on terrorism calling for increased safety awareness
Kai Schultz | NYT Last Updated at June 20, 2017 13:03 IST