The entire world knows about the kind of social and legal environment that exists for homosexuals in Saudi Arabia. The fact that gays are neither accepted socially nor legally in the country is no secret. As per the Sharia Law, homosexuality has been declared as illegal in Saudi Arabia.
The punishment for the violation includes imprisonment, chemical castration and execution. A number of people have been arrested, several of them have committed suicide and many others have been executed for being homosexual.
But now, it looks like things are changing, if not legally, then at least socially. According to a video that has recently gone viral on social media, an exclusive club for gays has been opened in the country. Video clips from the club, that is said to be a new “Men’s only club” are doing rounds on social media. In the video, men can be seen dancing on loud music and having the time of their life. Check out the video in the tweet below:
Saudi Arabia opens a new “Men’s Only Club” (a more appropriate way of saying “A Gay Men’s Club” in Saudi Arabia). pic.twitter.com/uC7qGHn74H
— Imam Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) May 2, 2018
The video has been posted by Imam Tawhidi, Australian Imam of peace who speaks against Muslim Fundamentalism. He is known for his liberal stand on Islamic teachings. While some condemn him for being anti-Muslim, a number of people have shown faith in his beliefs and stances.
Just like his statements, the video of gay men’s club in Saudi Arabia has also received mixed reactions on Twitter. Do check out the reactions below:
Appreciating the change!
OMG! I know Crown Prince Salman is making changes to entertainment in Saudi, but I’m surprised to see a gay men’s club. Amazing, allowing women to drive & now this.
— Carolyn Pierce (@cfpierce) May 3, 2018
May Allah guide them all to the right paths, Ameen
— Habiba Garba (@ummyshani) May 3, 2018
If being themselves makes them happy, good for them!
— Karol1923 (@lina_carol) May 3, 2018
That’s the dancers for the 6th of May #FreedomofSpeech sorted. Tommy mentioned there was going to be a surprise. Moves!!
— Athena69 🔱 (@Athena6931) May 2, 2018
Which of these fine specimens do you think has the ability to join this “Men’s Only” Roster? pic.twitter.com/G9N6fByK4Q
— Wilf Stepto ₪ (@WilfStepto) May 3, 2018
Waiting the for the qiyama to come any time now pic.twitter.com/x3f0ZjfDLt
— Abdullah (@bombsquad1995) May 4, 2018
— Preventalent (@preventalent) May 3, 2018
The symptoms of the world is getting to an end
— Sadik Audu (@sadikAudu) May 4, 2018
Oh my God!
— Hribar Ljudmila (@HribarLjudmila) May 3, 2018
How Saudi Arabia’s administration, which is against gay relations will react to this video is yet to be seen! Do you think it has the potential to bring about the much-needed change in the present generation? Share your views with us in the comments section!