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FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, the entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel is seen in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations and individuals Monday, May 5, 2014, refusing to do business with hotels owned by the Sultan or government of Brunei to protest the country’s new penal code that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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Illustration on celebrity protests of anti-gay Shariah law in Brunei by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

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Illustration on celebrity protests of anti-gay Shariah law in Brunei by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

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The Beverly Hills Hotel has been targeted for protest because it is owned by the sultan of Brunei. The tiny Asian nation recently embraced Islamic Shariah law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (Associated Press)

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The Beverly Hills Hotel has been targeted for protest because it is owned by the sultan of Brunei. The tiny Asian nation recently embraced Islamic Shariah law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (Associated Press)

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The Beverly Hills Hotel has been targeted for protest because it is owned by the sultan of Brunei. The tiny Asian nation recently embraced Islamic Shariah law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (Associated Press)

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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said he saw it as his "obligation" to re-establish the Shariah law system practiced in the country centuries ago.

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The Beverly Hills Hotel has been targeted for protest because it is owned by the sultan of Brunei. The tiny Asian nation recently embraced Islamic Shariah law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (Associated Press)

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Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

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In this photo taken Thursday, Oct, 10, 2013, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah speaks during the closing ceremony and handover of the ASEAN Chairmanship to Myanmar in Bandar Seri Begawan. Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations and individuals Monday, May 5, 2014, refusing to do business with hotels owned by the Sultan or government of Brunei to protest the country’s new penal code that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, file)

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FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, the entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel is seen in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations and individuals Monday, May 5, 2014, refusing to do business with hotels owned by the Sultan or government of Brunei to protest the country’s new penal code that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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FILE - In this July 28, 2002 file photo, a Muslim man prays as he enters Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Brunei on Thursday, May 1, 2014 embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for human rights. From Thursday, Brunei citizens can be fined or jailed by Islamic courts for offences like not performing Friday prayers, pregnancy out of wedlock, propagating other religions and indecent behavior. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

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FILE - In this July 28, 2002 file photo, a Muslim man prays as he enters Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Brunei on Thursday, May 1, 2014 embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for human rights. From Thursday, Brunei citizens can be fined or jailed by Islamic courts for offences like not performing Friday prayers, pregnancy out of wedlock, propagating other religions and indecent behavior. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Craig Adams, left, of Brunei, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Brooks Orpik, center, and Paul Martin during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)