Saudi Arabia has given the world another bizarre example of life under the strict Islamic code and values of the Kingdom. The Talaee Al-Noor International School in Riyadh painted an inviting and playful rainbow image on its building. The Kingdom’s religious police quickly swooped in an arrested the administrator, fined the school $25,000, and ordered the facade painted over. The reason? Rainbows are seen as “emblems Of homosexuality.” It is not clear what the religious police will do with naturally occurring rainbows.
The offensive, unIslamic rainbow is now gone and the morals of Saudi citizens saved by another brave act of the Saudi Arabian Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
Saudi Arabia enforces the Islamic Sharia legal code and punishes homosexuals by death by stoning.
Of course, the greatest offender is God who continues to display this “emblem Of homosexuality” to millions of children and impressionable adults around the world on a daily basis. It is akin to the Vatican banning images of a crescent moon as an emblem of Islam. All of this makes sense to the Saudi Arabian Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. After all, these are the defenders of morality who forced schoolgirls back into a burning building to die because they fled without wearing their veils.
Now they have moved on to rainbows in the protection of the Islamic faith. It appears at the end of every rainbow is found not a pot of gold but a party of gays.
Kudos: Professor Roger Schechter