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Meet the Emirati Who Was Expelled From Saudi Arabia for Being 'Too Handsome'
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 28, 2013

Posted on 04/30/2013 2:19:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Omar Gala hit world headlines after he was kicked out by Saudi religious police

An Emirati man was expelled from Saudi Arabia by its feared religious police for being too good looking has become a famous person worldwide after his expulsion hit headlines in global newspapers, triggering a feminine deluge on his social website.

Omar Borkan Al Gala, previously a hardly known actor and poet from Dubai, has not confirmed outright he was deported but hinted that he was one of three Emirati men who were reportedly forced out of an annual cultural festival in the conservative Gulf Kingdom last week and then deported by the influential religious police—the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

Newspapers in the world’s top oil exporter said the three were told to leave because the Commission members who were heavily deployed at the Genadariya festival in Riyadh feared women could fall for them on the grounds they are too handsome.

A few days after their expulsion was reported regionally, the news hit headlines in world newspaper while at least 80,000 women are believed to have poured admiration words on Gala’s page on Facebook and Twitter, according to regional newspapers.

Comments sent by women to newspapers worldwide showed Gala is really handsome, with one American woman asking the Saudis to “deport him to Texas.”

“MMmmm Mmmm Mmmm... Deport him to Houston, Texas please!!!!!,” said the woman, who did not identify herself.

“He is kinda hot though. He's more than welcome to visit Chicago. I guarantee he will not be turned away,” another woman commented.

A woman said:”Oooooo, he has bedroom eyes….but considering his beliefs I'll pass. He'd probably want his significant other to wear a burkha.”

Gala’s expulsion came just after a man from the Commission stormed the UAE pavilion after the arrival of the UAE singer Aryam. But he was thrown out by members of the Saudi National Guards, who are organizing the event.

Aryam later confirmed she went to the UAE stand but added she was there as a delegate of the UAE and had no intention to sing.

“I went to the UAE stand as a delegate and congratulated them on their folklore…I stayed there for 20 seconds and had no intention to sing,” she said, quoted by Arabic language newspapers in the region. “I strongly respect the traditions of Saudi Arabia and all Gulf states and I consider myself a Saudi woman.”

Newspapers in Saudi Arabia later reported several Commission members again went into the UAE stand and evicted three men, described as too handsome.

The two incidents triggered furor in the Kingdom, where men are now allowed to mingle or interact with women if they are not related. The Commission’s Chairman Abdul Latif Al Shaikh was reported as demanding an investigation after newspapers published a You-Tube film showing National Guards were forcing out a Commission member.

“Meet the ridiculously good-looking man who was reportedly told to leave Saudi Arabia for being too handsome,” the British Metro Tabloid newspaper said in a report which included several pictures of the turbaned Gala.

“Al Gala….. was given his marching orders along with a number of other men at a cultural festival earlier this month….with his perfectly formed cheekbones, captivating gaze and well groomed appearance, it’s easy to see why (Saudi) authorities felt so threatened by his good looks,” the newspaper said.

“WITH HIS dreamy eyes, well-groomed beard and razor-sharp cheekbones, Omar Borkan Al Gala is undeniably handsome,” another British daily said.

Other newspapers in Europe handled the report sarcastically, with some of them warning “handsome” men against travelling to Saudi Arabia.

One newspaper added :”Beware…good looking young men are not welcome in Saudi Arabia.”


TOPICS: Local News; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: algala; arabworld; beauty; saudiarabia

1 posted on 04/30/2013 2:19:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Trimmed beard ~


2 posted on 04/30/2013 2:22:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

He is fortunate they didn’t surgically disfigure him.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 2:23:39 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: nickcarraway
Here he is, and an average Saudi... no wonder they ran him off!

4 posted on 04/30/2013 2:29:52 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did this guy’s beauty stir up some gay thoughts with the Saudi religious police?


5 posted on 04/30/2013 2:32:44 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Bobalu

Yea I can see all the women swooning with Prince Ali fantasies right about now ;)’’On the bottom guy of course...


6 posted on 04/30/2013 2:32:48 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: nickcarraway

A woman said:”Oooooo, he has bedroom eyes….but considering his beliefs I’ll pass. He’d probably want his significant other to wear a burkha.”

...best comment. Others are obviously from low info O voters.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 2:35:01 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: Bobalu

He’s wearing an MLB cap?


8 posted on 04/30/2013 2:35:12 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama would like to meet him, I’d bet.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 2:35:36 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: albie

Is this him, with his girlfriend?

10 posted on 04/30/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I love the comments on that site. The extremists must be having kittens over it. Way too funny. If I can figure out how to leave a comment, I just might and rattle a few cages.

I should put, “If he was a camel, I’d ride him to the White House”


11 posted on 04/30/2013 2:37:50 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: laplata
Obama would like to meet him, I’d bet.

With a prolonged head to crotch bow, of course.

12 posted on 04/30/2013 2:39:49 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hollyweird is already swooning.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 2:49:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Bobalu


14 posted on 04/30/2013 2:55:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: nickcarraway
Being too handsome is no picnic.

Trust me, I know.

15 posted on 04/30/2013 2:57:34 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Gen.Blather
He is fortunate they didn’t surgically disfigure him.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 2:59:05 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 04/30/2013 2:59:57 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dragonblustar

It looks like if you want to comment on the site your keyboard better have some weird characters because that thing where you have to type the words looks like some kind of Arabic, I think.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 3:01:50 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: GraceG
Now you are forcing me to post Claire Werbeloff again
19 posted on 04/30/2013 3:02:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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From the nation that has camel beauty pagents.

No joke.

20 posted on 04/30/2013 3:02:23 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Bobalu

He does have nice skin but the makeup and eyebrows are a
little much. Also I would say he is pretty not handsome.


21 posted on 04/30/2013 3:02:56 PM PDT by funfan
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To: dontreadthis

OMG! What has been seen cannot be unseen. Do not, ever, do that again! :)


22 posted on 04/30/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Third Person

For sure.


23 posted on 04/30/2013 3:07:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: nickcarraway
Their women just take off their clothes and spread their legs.

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Even the kids.

24 posted on 04/30/2013 3:13:11 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: nickcarraway

Watch out, ladies!
Among this particular demographic is a malady that cause extremely handsome young men to get very ugly very fast as they age.

It’s call “Omar Sharif Syndrome”.


25 posted on 04/30/2013 3:30:24 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: mc5cents

remember to wash your hands


26 posted on 04/30/2013 3:44:27 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: nickcarraway

It’s good to know I’m not the only man in the world with this problem.


27 posted on 04/30/2013 3:58:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The only straight one, anyway. lol


28 posted on 04/30/2013 4:08:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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