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Landmark L.A. spots Hotel Bel-Air and The Beverly Hills Hotel are under fire from protestors upset at the Sultan of Brunei, who owns the properties and recently endorsed strict Sharia law in the small Muslim nation off the coast of Borneo. Sharia law makes, among other things, homosexuality and adultery punishable by death. Those hotels, held under the Dorchester Collection, operate notable restaurants such as Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and Polo Lounge. So far, everyone from Jay Leno and Ellen Degeneres to the City of Beverly Hills have backed the protest, urging the Sultan to divest his interests in the hotels. [CNN]
[Photo: Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills Hotel]