The headline you thought you’d never read… ever.
It was only a matter of time before the Western World saw the headline the vast majority never thought they’d ever read, but it’s true: Saudi transvestites were arrested at a gay wedding as reported by the Dubai-based news portal Emirates 24/7.
The Arab-centric news agency notes that the Saudi Arabian religious police, officially titled the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, were joined by local police officers in the Islamic holy city of Mecca as they busted up the forbidden man-to-man nuptials.
An estimated 80 young men between the ages of 18 and 20 were in attendance and reportedly were attired in women’s clothing and wearing make up.
Despite the heavy police presence, only five of the merry-makers were arrested as the law enforcement officials stormed the house where the ceremony took place.
According to the Saudi newspaper The Alsaudeh Daily:
They were dancing to disco music at a noisy party held to mark the wedding of two men to each other.
Undoubtedly, to the relief of certain citizens within the kingdom, police are still on the hunt for the other 75 party-goers who somehow managed to escape.
With the Islamic Sharia’a code as the law of the land, the penalty for active homosexuality in Saudi Arabia ranges from a minimum of a monetary fine to the maximum of a public beheading.