Why the sudden concern?
Aren't these the same people who scream islamophobe at Michele Bachmann when she warned of creeping sharia?
The pink stucco palace known as the Beverly Hills Hotel has long been a symbol of Hollywood glamour and affluence, the place where Elizabeth Taylor decamped for six of her eight honeymoons. Now it's become the unlikely epicenter of protest against a new set of harsh laws enacted by the Islamic country of Brunei.
The opulent hotel is part of the Dorchester Collection, a luxury chain owned by the Sultan of Brunei. This week, the tiny, oil-rich southeast Asian country set off a storm of celebrity protests and boycotts by introducing Islamic laws that include death by stoning for homosexuals and adulterers.
Over the past several days, 20 events have been canceled at the Beverly Hills property--a loss of about $2 million in revenue for the hotel, according to Dorchester. Local politicians and celebrities are also boycotting the nearby Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, the hotel's more subdued sister property.
Big names like Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres are urging boycotts, and the Beverly Hills mayor and council are calling for Dorchester to sell the famed hotel.
Re: Why the sudden concern?
Hey 3020, I`ve often wondered what the Left was going to do with all these Arabs that they were buddying up to. As long as you don`t "put your pecker where it don`t belong" or steal stuff, Sharia law is almost Christian..except they tax and behead Christians. The Left wouldn`t mind the Christians getting worked over, but the Left does like to steal stuff and put their peckers where they don`t belong...so they do have a problem