Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tall, Dark and Handsome? Stay Away from Wacky Wahhabiland

It's a good idea to ugly up if you want to go out in public there:
The delegates from the United Arab Emirates were in attendance at the Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, when religious police officers stormed the stand and evicted the men because “they are too handsome,” according to the Arabic language newspaper, Elaph.  
“A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission [for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices] members feared female visitors could fall for them,” Elaph reported.  
The vice cops did have a good reason for acting in this bizarre way, though:
[T]he religious police were anxious over the unexpected presence of an unnamed female artist in the pavilion.  
"Unnamed female artist in the pavilion"--now that's scary.

"Unnamed female artist" swoons over handsome sheik--no wonder they kicked him out!

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