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Gay Saudi Arabian social media star says he’s facing prison for sharing a picture of himself in short shorts

Suhail al-Jameel, a gay social media personality, was reportedly arrested after wearing short shorts to the beach. The 23-year-old, who has more than 170,000 Twitter followers, claims he was arrested and sent to jail “for wearing shorts” on a beach in Riyadh. “In 2019 LGBTQ are not welcome in Saudi Arabia, you must live in secret and can’t live in peace. You want tourism but you won’t give us freedoms,” he wrote on Twitter. Al-Jameel shared a photo of the outfit in question on October 6. A week later, on...
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Gay Social Media Star in Saudi Arabia May Go to Prison for Photo Wearing Short Shorts

Suhail al-Jameel, a gay social media star in Saudi Arabia, could be facing up to three years in prison for posting a photo to Twitter in which he’s shirtless in a pair of leopard print short shorts. Miss the sun— سهيل الجميل جداً (@suhail_y_y) October 6, 2019 Business Insider reports: “Suhail al-Jameel, 23, posted a statement to his Snapchat on Sunday saying authorities had charged him with sharing nudity online, after initially detaining him for wearing shorts at the beach on October 6. … al-Jameel did not specify how long he...
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‘Saudi Arabia Pays Cash’: Trump Admits ‘Unlike Other Presidents’ He’ll Be Renting Out US Troops for Military Action

President Donald Trump has been banging the drums of war in recent days, pointing the finger at Iran for a massive drone attack on Saudi Arabia oil fields that caused the price of oil worldwide to spike. But on Sunday, President Trump admitted – even bragged – that U.S military forces are “locked and loaded.”. Trump also made clear he would be more than happy to order a strike on whatever country the Saudis tell him to hit. That’s not how the U.S. Military has ever been used. They are not...
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Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert, Citing LGBTQ, Women’s Rights Abuses

Nicki Minaj has pulled out of a concert at Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia, citing the country’s poor record on LGBTQ rights and women’s rights, and its limits on freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” said Minaj to the AP. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my...
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Foreign Governments Rented Trump World Tower Luxury Condos in Deals That Could Violate Constitutional Law: Report

At least seven foreign governments were allowed by the U.S. State Department to rent luxury condominiums at Trump World Tower in 2017 without congressional approval — which could violate the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause. Foreign governments sent 13 notes to the State Department asking permission to rent or renew leases in the New York residential tower, and Capitol Hill staffers said the requests were never submitted to Congress, reported Reuters. The governments of Iraq, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Thailand and the European Union were granted approval to rent a...
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Homosexuality Among Confessions, Said to Be ‘Fabricated’ Via Torture, Cited by Saudi Arabia in Beheadings of 37 Men

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Saudi Arabia last week announced it had beheaded 37 men for “terror-related” offenses in one of the largest mass executions in its history. One of the men was strung up and crucified as an example to others. Human rights groups accused the Saudis of obtaining the confessions of the men through torture. “Saudi Arabia’s supreme council of clerics, who are all ultraconservative Sunnis, said the executions were carried out in accordance with Islamic law,” Metro reports. CNN reported: “Many said they were totally innocent,...
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