Three men were ejected from Saudi Arabia byreligious police for being 「too handsome」.
A local newspaper explained the men had been targeted amid fears「female visitors would fall for them」, and they were swiftlydeported to Abu Dhabi.
Now Jezebel claims to have lifted theveilon one of the trio, andwe reckon those religious police were onto something…
Without further ado, meet Omar Borkan Al Gala, a photographer,actor and poet from Dubai.
Though he has not yet confirmed he was indeed one of theinfamous three, Al Gala has modestly posted a link to the originalnews report on his Facebook page, along with such musings as: 「Thebeauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that isthe doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.」 Sigh.
Speculationsuggested Al Gala was attending Riyadh』s annualJanadriyah Festival when the incident occurred.
Emirates states the three men in question were delegates at astand promoting the UAE, which had attracted the attention of thereligious police due to the unexpected presence of a female Emiratiartist.
A spokesman for the UAE delegation issued a statementconfirming: 「Her visit to the UAE stand was a coincidence as it wasnot included in the programme which we had already provided to thefestival』s management.」
Arabian Business, which has also fingered Al Gala as being oneof the trio, points out the strictly conservative Sunni Muslimsociety prohibits women from interacting with unrelated males.
Out of pure journalistic curiosity we』re looking forward tochecking out the other two chaps too.