(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Saudi Arabia‘s government has launched an aggressive campaign to confiscate all rainbow-colored toys, clothing and other consumer goods in a crackdown on Pride month, just weeks before President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit the country to beg oil from the man he previously shunned as a killer and vowed to make a “pariah” on the world stage.
“We are having to look out for slogans that violate the rules of Islam and public morals like promoting homosexual colors, targeting the young generation,” said an official from the Saudi Ministry of Commerce, according to Zero Hedge.
In what many are considering an overt pre-visit insult to the LGBT-championing wokester-in-chief, the Saudi junta is confiscating school supplies like pencils, crayons, and backpacks, along with any other items adorned with rainbow colors.
It is not known how many items have been confiscated and how many establishments carrying said items were targeted, but the sweep was likely thorough in a country that has a death sentence for homosexuality.
The regime of murderous Saudi ruler Prince Mohammed bin Salman‘s aggressive crackdown on all things LGBT comes as Biden is set to beg for oil and as Secretary of State Antony Blinken insists that the administration is making progress in convincing the Saudi’s to reform their gay-hating ways.
The State Department has “real engagement” with the Saudi foreign minister when Biden officials raise their LGBT concerns, Blinken said at what was touted as the “State Department’s first-ever briefing for LGBTQI reporters,” according to Breitbart.
Those tough discussions, Blinkin vowed, are addressed “invariably, in every conversation” with the Saudi minister. If the reaction from those talks are represented by the Saudi regime’s latest assault on gay pride rainbows, there’s still probably work to done.
The State Department’s inaugural presser for “LGBTQI reporters” wasn’t a total bust, however, providing Blinken the opportunity to take cheap potshots at America.
“I, not infrequently, get that response,” Blinken smugly replied when asked by an apparently LGBTQI reporter if foreign leaders scold America for its supposed attack on LGBTQI rights.