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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/27/2013 (5 years ago)
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Dubai actor and poet rumored to be one of the men kicked out of nation

Imagine being too attractive for your own good. Three Arab men have been barred from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome. In a back-handed compliment, the men were banned from a festival in Riyadh as "women could fall for them."

Omar Borkan Al Gala, poet and actor is rumored to be one of the three men barred from Saudi Arabia on account that he could inflame female desire in that country.

Omar Borkan Al Gala, poet and actor is rumored to be one of the three men barred from Saudi Arabia on account that he could inflame female desire in that country.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
4/27/2013 (5 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Handome, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Omar Borkan Al Gala, morality


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "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," a report in Arabic newspaper Elaph reads.

A deeply conservative country, Saudi Arabia only just recently allowed women to drive vehicles for recreational purposes, and only while under the watchful eye of men. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices in Saudi, where there are strict rules governing interaction between men and women who aren't related - had the men deported back to Abu Dhabi in case lustful feelings were stirred by the local womenfolk.

The three men in question have not yet been identified, but here is high speculation that one of them is Omar Borkan Al Gala, a poet, actor, and photographer from Dubai. One source had reported that he had been deported back to United Arab Emirates.

Al Gala has posted a link to the original news report on his Facebook page, along with statements such as: "The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."

Several photos on his Web site feature him posing in a sports car as well as blowing out smoke and looking into the distance thoughtfully. Many other photos clearly show him with mascara ringing his eyes.

While neither confirming nor denying that he was one of the three men, some suggest he could be taking advantage of the incident to boost his public profile.

In another nod to Saudi Arabia's conservatism, a female artist at a different festival stirred the pot of controversy. Religious police were concerned about over the unexpected presence of an unnamed female artist in the pavilion at the Jenadrivah Heritage and Culture Festival.

"Her visit to the UAE stand was a coincidence as it was not included in the program which we had already provided to the festival's management," the head of the UAE delegation to the festival, said in a statement.

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