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Published On: Fri, Apr 19th, 2013

Saudi Arabia boots three UAE men for being ‘too handsome’

Three men from the UAE were kicked out of a cultural festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for fear that women would fall for them and their irresistable good looks, according to an Arabian Business.com report.

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The men were serving as delegates from the United Arab Emirates at the Jenadrivah Heritage & Cultural Festival when the  “religious police”  from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices arrived on the scene deeming the men “too handsome” and ejected them from the festival.

The three men were subsequently deported to the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, according to the Arabic language news source, Elaph.

Saudi Arabia is an extremely conservative Sunni Muslim country and it prohibits women from interacting with men who aren’t their relatives.

The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice and formerly called the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Elimination of Sin  is the Saudi Arabian government bureaucracy employing “religious police” or mutaween  to enforce Sharia Law within that Islamic nation.

The religious police in Saudi Arabia, who are directly employed by a command by King Abdullah,  have the power to arrest anyone engaged in homosexual acts, prostitution, fornication, or proselytizing of non-Muslim religions, they can also arrest unrelated males and females caught socializing, enforce Islamic dress-codes, Muslim dietary laws (such as the prohibition from eating pork) and store closures during the prayer time. They prohibit the consumption or sale of alcoholic beverages and seize banned consumer products and media regarded contrary to Islamic morals. They also actively prevent the religious practices of other religions within Saudi Arabia

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