This is clearly a case of do as I say and not as I do. Why such a hard line? Sharia law is why…
This guy’s a party animal and big hypocrite:
The Sultan of Brunei has banned public Christmas celebrations–even though he and his brother are far from devout practitioners of their nation’s strict Sharia law.
The super-rich ruler of Brunei has told residents of his country that if they plan on celebrating Christmas, they could face up to five years in jail.
In fear the the religious holiday will affect the faith of its country, the tiny oil-rich nation’s Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, has banned the public celebration of Christmas.
Any Muslims caught celebrating Christmas, and non-Muslims who are discovered organising celebrations, could face the lengthy prison sentence.
While non-Muslims are allowed to celebrate the holiday within their own communities, they must not disclose their plans to the nation’s Muslims – which make up 65 per cent of the 420,000-strong population.
The Sultan owns the Dorchester Collection of hotels.
The chain’s two American hotels are the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel Air.
In the spring of 2014, after the move to sharia law, celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres led the charge for massive boycotts at the properties.