Qatar World Cup Ambassador: Homosexuality is ‘mental damage’, ‘here they have to accept our rules’

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Check out these recent headlines on Qatar:

  1. Qatari UN envoy calls Jews ‘our enemies’, invokes Allah’s curse on gays
  2. Qatar: 2022 FIFA World Cup Visitors Must Download Data Tracking Spyware
  3. Five Australian women, among others, sue Qatar over forced vaginal examinations at gunpoint in airports
  4. Call on EU to pay reparations to migrant workers in Qatar who built FIFA infrastructure
  5. UK: Foreign Secretary says gay fans should be ‘respectful’ of Qatar during World Cup

Qatar should never have been accepted as the host of the FIFA World Games in the first place, but shady tactics were clearly at play. See: The FBI investigates a former CIA officer’s clandestine spy work for World Cup host Qatar.

The LGBTQ+ community is despised and abused in Qatar, a country that supports the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is a branch. Now, Qatar’s World Cup ambassador openly insults gays and flaunts Qatari supremacism by saying they “have to accept our rules.” It’s amazing that those who stand up for human dignity and human rights are choosing to go to the games this year, not to mention the personal risk to gays and the risks associated with spyware on cell phones. The persistent tolerance universally shown towards Islamic supremacists is terrifying.

“Qatar World Cup ambassador says homosexuality is ‘mental damage,’” Reuters, November 8, 2022:

BERLIN, Nov 8 (Reuters) – A World Cup ambassador from Qatar told German television channel ZDF that homosexuality was “mental damage” as the Gulf state prepares to host the world tournament in less than two weeks.

In an interview filmed in Doha and to be shown later on Tuesday, former Qatari international Khalid Salman addressed the issue of homosexuality, which is illegal in the conservative Muslim country.

Some soccer players have raised concerns about the rights of fans traveling to the event, especially LGBT+ people and women, whom rights groups say Qatari laws discriminate against.

The country expects more than a million visitors for the World Cup.

“They have to accept our rules here,” Salman said, in an excerpt from the interview. “(Homosexuality) is haram. Do you know what haram (forbidden) means?” he said.

When asked why it was haram, Salman said: “I am not a strict Muslim, but why is it haram? Because it is damage in the mind.”…

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