According to reports from media including Sharq & Emirates 24/7, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has officially banned homosexuals and “tomboys”, girls who act boyish, from getting education by forcing all public educational institutes to bar homosexual and tomboys from entering. This repulsive ban however does not extend to private schools, particularly the international schools.
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has been ordered by unknown higher-ups to help public schools & universities in seeking out who is part of the gay & tomboy “phenomenons”.
This move from Saudi Arabia is to be expected as the theocratic-monarchical government follows Sharia, the Islamic code of law and moral conduct similar to the Christian and Jewish sets of laws prescribed in the Old Testament.
Sharia and its Abrahamic counterparts prohibits numerous things including homosexuality which can be punished with beheading, beatings, public floggings or other acts that defecate all over human rights.
Funnily enough, the royal family itself is prone to being exposed to such “phenomenon” as it was revealed that Saudi prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, currently serving 20 years in prison for murdering his servant in London, is a homosexual.
Students banned as a result of their “abnormal” behavior will be allowed back into their schools if they can somehow prove they have chosen to not be gay or “corrected” their behaviors.
Many religious communities also have strict rules regarding social interactions with gay individuals to the extent that one cannot marry the sister or brother of a gay friend.
This would not be the first time the Saudi government has chosen to repress minorities of different gender, sexuality & religion.
In 2010, Saudi Arabia actually prohibited the recruitment and transportation of gay workers into the country.
In the same year, Saudi Arabian police actually beat and threatened to murder Stephen Comiskey, a British homosexual who was working at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital in the capital of Riyadh.
High profile cases of public executions such as those of the gay Muslim teenagers in the cover photo above has often outraged a world, a world that will perhaps push on this issue as it did on the driving rights of Saudi Arabian women.