Sixty-seven Filipino men working in Saudi Arabia face jail and lashes for 'imitating women' after being arrested at a party in which a number were dressed in drag, a Philippines embassy official said Saturday.But if cross-dressing is so expressly forbidden, how is one to explain these stories of Muslim terrorists dressing up as women in order to escape capture:
Riyadh police arrested all 67 men at a private party and drag show in a resort villa near Riyadh on June 13, Philippines embassy Vice Consul Roussel Reyes told AFP.
'They had alcohol and some were dressed up like women,' he said.
Both drinking and cross-dressing are forbidden under Saudi Arabia's conservative Islam-based sharia laws, and both could bring up to six months in prison and lashes.
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