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WATCH: Saudi Arabian Ministers at Gaylord Job Fair Get Punked

WATCH: Saudi Arabian Ministers at Gaylord Job Fair Get Punked


Fresh off the heels of a similar video prank against the LGBT-murdering regime in Iran, a humor-loving human rights group slammed the Saudi government.

Advancing Human Rights' new prank video is aimed point-blank at punking the notoriously antigay dictatorial regime of Saudi Arabia.

The group's executive director, David Keyes, decided to throw a big gay party in the midst of a Saudi job fair at the Gaylord National National Resort in Maryland, then capped the festivities with an ancient Islamic message about freedom.

Keyes broke from the festivities of his post-job fair "after-party" in the hotel's lavish lobby to address, in Arabic, one of the shindig's no-show invitees, Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

In the video, posted on YouTube, Keyes gazes straight into the camera and quotes Islam's second-caliphate leader from the sixth century, Caliph Umar ibn Al-Khatab, rhetorically asking the absent Saudi foreign minister, "Why do you enslave the people when their mothers birthed them free?"

As the video notes, it is illegal to be gay in Saudi Arabia. LGBT people are routinely flogged, tortured, and murdered by the government of the royal House of Saud. Hanging is the preferred method of killing gays in Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim countries.

According to Advancing Human Rights, last year Iran killed 1,000 gays by hanging.

To protest that barbaric fact, the group threw an impromptu ice cream party a few weeks ago at New York University for Iranian diplomats who were gathered to hear their boss, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, give a speech.

There, Keyes asked the diplomats to name their favorite ways to kill gays, then uploaded a video of that protest prank.

Watch below as Keyes and company punk Saudi Arabia's job fair at the Gaylord under the hashtag #saudandproud:

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