Omar Borkan Al Gala, an actor, poet, and photographer, is deemed so sexy, in fact, that he’s been thrown out of Saudi Arabia due to the danger he poses to members of the opposite sex.
Recently, three men were deported from Saudi Arabia as religious authorities deemed them “too handsome” amid fears that women would get too attracted to them and lose control of themselves.
The Arabic Elaph newspaper reported that the men, delegates from the United Arab Emirates, were attending the annual Jenadrivah Heritage and Culture Festival in the capital, Riyadh, when they were thrown out by Saudi Arabia’s religious police.
They were deported because authorities deemed them “too handsome” and worried that women would “lose their minds, tear their clothing off, and throw themselves at their feet”.
The Mutaween, a government-recognised religious police force that is responsible for enforcing varied interpretations of Islam’s Sharia law, decided to deport the men from their country for “moral” reasons.
Since then, there has been something of a media scramble to identify the three beauties, and Omar Borkan Al Gala has just let the world know he is one of the men, albeit through a series of clues. While he has made no official confirmation, a number of websites have posted pictures of Omar, saying he is one of the three handsome men.
And the photographer, who appears to wear eye-liner and stare moodily into the distance in many of his shots, has done little since to damp down the speculation by posting a link to the original news article on his Facebook page.
On his page, he wrote: “This is what written in newspapers in over the world :)”
He wrote elsewhere: “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.”
His Facebook page has more 140,000 likes and about 37,000 talking about him, and Omar can probably expect the numbers to rise.
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