Rainbow toys are seized by Saudi officials in order to promote homosexuality

State television reports that authorities are seizing rainbow toys and children’s clothing that are promoting homosexuality in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Akbari’s report says officials from the ministry of commerce are confiscating several items from stores in the capital, Riyadh. Including hairpins, pop-ups, T-shirts, hats and pencil cases.

“These things contradict Islamic beliefs and public morality and promote a homosexual color aimed at the younger generation,” said one official. In particular, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Twitter that its groups were confiscating “products with irrational deviations and symbols and signs.”

Stores that sell them may face legal penalties. In December, officials in neighboring Qatar announced the confiscation of rainbow pop-ups and other toy stores for “chanting against Islamic values.”

Although there is no law in Saudi Arabia on sexual orientation or gender identity during the rule of Sunni Muslims, extramarital sex, including homosexuality, is strictly prohibited. According to the country’s interpretation of Islamic law, homosexual acts are agreed upon depending on the severity of the death penalty or beating.

Men are not allowed to “behave like women” or dress like women, and conversely, they are prohibited from engaging in any internet activities that affect “public order, religious values, public morality, and confidentiality”. In April, Dr. Strangely enough in the Multiverse Universe they were shut down after Disney officials refused to cut out so-called “LGBTQ notes”.

A source close to Disney told AFP on Tuesday that his new Lightyear animation, which includes gay kissing, has also been banned in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials have not yet confirmed the move, but the state’s two main cinemas have no advertising.

The UAE Ministry of Culture said Monday it had banned Lightair for “violating the country’s media standards.”

It was opened to tourism in 2019, but, like other Gulf countries, has been widely criticized for its respect for human rights, including legalization of homosexuality and the death penalty.

According to a report published by the state news network Al-Khobriya on Tuesday night, Riyadh’s experiments were aimed at bows, skirts, hats and pencil cases, most of which were made for children. “We are considering products that run counter to Islamic beliefs and public morality, target the younger generation and promote gay colors,” said a spokesman for the Commerce Ministry who took part in the campaign.