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By News Express on 26/04/2013

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Omar Borkan Al Gala, a smouldering poet, actor and photographer from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has sparked a frenzy after dropping hint that he is one of the three Emirate men ejected from a festival in Saudi Arabia and deported because they were “too handsome.”

Reports said the unusual incident which took place last Sunday, April 21, arose out of the fear of Saudi authorities that Saudi women could find the men too irresistible.

The identity of the men forcibly removed from the Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Riyadh was not disclosed but attention turned in Omar’s direction when he shared a story on the incident on his Facebook page.

This has sparked a massive interest in Omar (shown in photo) from people all over the world. When News Express checked Omar’s Facebook page around 14:30 GMT today it had 165,304, likes. But when News Express checked back in about 20 minutes’ time, it had jumped to 169,098 likes, representing additional 3,794 likes in so short a time.

Omar has however refused to confirm that he is one of the deported men, only preferring to heighten interest by posting more of his photos for the viewing delight of his fans, mainly ladies, some of whom have been inviting him to come to their countries because they appreciate handsome men. Below is the story published by which shared by Omar shared on his page:

Three Emirati men were ejected from a festival in Saudi Arabia as they were deemed “too handsome”, leading authorities to fear women could become attracted to them, it has been reported.

According to Arabic language Elaph newspaper, the UAE nationals were taking part in a heritage event in the capital Riyadh on Sunday when they were thrown out by Saudi’s religious police.

Saudi Arabia, a strictly conservative Sunni Muslim society, prohibits women from interacting with unrelated males.

“A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission members feared female visitors could fall for them,” the newspaper said.

Steps were then taken to return the three men to UAE capital Abu Dhabi, according to Elaph.

Earlier this week a video posted on YouTube appeared to show a Saudi religious cleric interrupting a traditional dance being performed by Emirati men at an event in the Gulf kingdom. After remonstrating with the Emiratis, he is then shown being escorted away from the scene by members of the Saudi Arabia national guard.

It is not clear whether the two incidents are related.

Source News Express

Posted 26/04/2013 8:14:33 PM





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