Saudi Arabia Announces New Crackdown on Rainbows

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2022
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SCREENSHOT COURTESY OF THE MINISTERY OF COMMERCE.

Rainbow-coloured toys and clothes were removed this week from stores in Saudi Arabia because authorities say they “promote homosexual colours,” state media reported.

Commerce ministry officials from Saudi Arabia – where same-sex sexual activity is banned and punishable by death – said that colourful toys and clothes such as pencil cases and skirts contradicted “the Islamic faith and public morals.”

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