3 men deported from Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome”

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Three men have been deported from Saudi Arabia after being declared “too handsome” to the country’s women.

The  men were visiting Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates to attend the annual Jenadrivah Heritage & Cultural Festival in Riyadh.

They were apparently minding their own business when members of Saudi Arabia’s religion police entered the pavilion and forcibly removed them from the festival.

Their offense? They were considered “too handsome” to stay for fear that women would find them irresistible, 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 this week, as quoted on the website Arabian Business.
The Emirati men were subsequently deported to Abu Dhabi.
In Saudi Arabia women are largely prohibited from interacting with unrelated males.


Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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