Saudi Mohammed Abdullah speaks out
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In Saudi we cannot be seen with a female unless they are a relative or wife. If the religious police (Hayaa) catch a young unmarried couple even walking together, sitting in a car or having coffee in a restaurant they will send the girl home and give the boy a good beating, sometimes even lashes with the cane.
On more than one occasion I have seen a young man being beaten in the street by the Hayaa.
In spite of this young people meet secretly. There is a rapidly growing Gay and Lesbian community.
We have secret parties in an “Esteratta”. This is usually a house situated far out of the city. It is a big property with very high walls, a large garden and in the middle is the house. This shields it from all prying eyes. I have an Esteratta outside Riyadh but it is not very big, you know. The Saudi princes (3000 odd) and other very rich people have huge properties. Here they have lavish parties. Prostitutes are flown in from Morocco and Lebanon.