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Saudi authorities seize rainbow toys for promoting homosexuality
Each country, culture, or religion has its own standards for what its people can and shouldn’t do. While most western countries and their political allies like Japan, South Korea, and some South Asian nations, are accepting LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning, Islamic countries are prohibiting the practice and things that show or stimulate the practice. They claim such practice contradicts the Islamic faith and values. For example, movies that show a scene of such practice aren’t allowed in countries like Saudi Arabia or UAE. Recently, rainbow-colored children’s toys, goods like hair clips and pencil cases, and clothing have been seized by the authority in Saudi Arabia to keep the Islamic faith and public morals. A six-band rainbow flag is a symbol of LGBTQ social movements but certainly cannot be shown in the kingdom now.
Western countries and their allies value human rights and democracy more than anything, but for many Islamic nations, religious beliefs and values seem to be the most important.
Enjoy reading the article and learning about the different values in Islamic countries.