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Too sexy for their ghutras: Saudi police remove Arab men from culture festival for being too handsome

THREE men were forcibly removed from a culture festival in Saudi Arabia after religious police deemed the men “too handsome.” A festival official said the three Emiratis were removed because of fears that they might ignite the passions of female visitors.

According to this report, the the identities of the three illegally handsome men are unknown, but speculation on the Internet now suggests that one of them could be Omar Borkan Al Gala, pictured below.

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Al Gala, a poet, actor and all-round pretty boy, hasn’t confirmed that he was one of the men judged too sexy for Saudi Arabia, but on his Facebook page he posted a link to an article about the deportation with the comment:

This is what written in newspapers in over the world :)

If Al Gala is not one of those shown the door he has done nothing to dampen the rumours that he is – choosing instead to continue posting his smouldering photographs.

22 Responses to “Too sexy for their ghutras: Saudi police remove Arab men from culture festival for being too handsome”

  1. remigius says:

    ‘…because of fears that they might ignite the passions of female visitors.’

    Surely the simple answer is to ban women from cultural festivals.

  2. pat says:

    Maybe the real problem is because they are too PRETTY and the Saudi police are afraid of their own lustful thoughts.

  3. barriejohn says:

    I only have one question regarding this story: were the “religious police” male or female? (You can see where I am going with this, can’t you?)

  4. Matt Westwood says:

    “Cultural festival” in Saudi Arabia? Oh come on! The only thing Saudi Arabia has contributed to world culture is the fine art of lounging around.

  5. Daz says:

    Being good looking is a lifestyle choice! Filthy handsomists!

  6. charlie says:

    Maybe in Saudi they will make the men wear the same or near the same damn fool costumes they force the Saudi women to wear every day. That may “cure” this sort of disruption.

  7. Dead Orc Map says:

    This is so much fun reading about religion.

  8. Buffy says:

    Why not put them in burkas? That’s what they do to keep women from getting men riled up.

  9. Lori F MN says:

    Dang right he is sexy! Hubba hubba!

  10. Robster says:

    Wouldn’t a Saudi festival be a thing of joy! Groovy music, errr…no, lots of refreshing drinks,…errr…no, dancing and flirting…no..that’s dicing with death..errr..not much going on then….err..yes.

  11. 1859 says:

    The logic is ‘To enjoy culture you gotta be ugly’..or..’To go near to women you gotta be as ugly as sin.?’..No! I have it! ‘To go near ANYONE you gotta have no lust in your eyes – so you’d better be as ugly as a turd.’ Is this religion or logic? I can’t decide…

  12. Matt Westwood says:

    “Maybe in Saudi they will make the men wear the same or near the same damn fool costumes they force the Saudi women to wear every day.”

    Well, they do all wear the same costume: the ghutra and thobe. Sometimes the thobe is grey or black (the winter version), but the vast majority of the time it’s black. Under the thobe they wear a pair of white pyjama-like trousers. The ghutra is conventionally red and white and has the texture and appearance of a tea-towel.

    The only time I have seen a Saudi man wearing something different from this garb is when they were dressed in military attire.

  13. That’s more like an indirect way of confirming that he’s good looking. lol
    Yeah, it is a crime to be so good-looking.

    Talking seriously, he was born like that. It is no fault of his. Plus it is a good thing.

    Thank you for sharing his Facebook page, by the way. I have become a fangirl of his. :D

  14. bozz says:

    all the son of a bitches commented b4 me…..
    well…. fuck y’all……
    first. ….. Respect other religions…….
    thet can do watever they want on their festivel……..
    whome y’all are to judge them huh ?

  15. barriejohn says:

    bozz: We don’t respect ANY religions – they’re all bullshit. People are free to believe what they like, however, as long as their beliefs don’t harm anyone else – including their children.

    Sangeetha et al: I don’t want to rain on your parade, but think his photos have been airbrushed just a LITTLE bit – hahaha!!!

  16. AngieRS says:

    bozz, fuck you too

  17. Daz says:

    whome y’all are to judge them huh ?

    … he said, judgmentally.

  18. Marky Mark says:

    …So, religion is now used to cover for overweight jealous old men that the woman would not look at anyway. So they eliminated their competition and used a religious cause.

    This is why religion is so insane, anyone can claim anything in the name of religion…especially when it gives the claimer an advantage. And it is almost always about the humanly desires of sex and greed.

  19. barriejohn says:

    They should count their lucky stars that they don’t live in Gaza:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/29/gaza-police-shaving-heads-men-western

  20. MissT says:

    Fine. Kick him out of Saudi and send him here to the U.S. He’ll get all kinds of attention from females over here…lol! Trust me! He is extremely hot and sexy!

  21. Frederick H says:

    Well I’m a Dutchie from Amsterdam and I can tell I’d devour a guy like this one hair, nails and all. What an incredible beauty, my god. I’d even pay him 200 Euros extra for couple hours in the sack. Hmm, hmm, yummy, yummy.