Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

Ahead of the Qatar Football World Cup, which is arranged to be held in Qatar this November, there has been extensive debate in the Western media regarding the holding of this tournament Football World Cup for the first time in a traditional Muslim country. Among the issues deliberated is the concern that LGBT+ followers and players visiting the country for the matches may encounter taste or hostility, given that homosexuality is unlawful in Qatar.

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Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

Ahead of the Qatar Football World Cup matches, the Qatari rule has tried to present Qatar as an accepting and open country that welcomes all guests. In a recent press session in Berlin, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Aal Al-Thani supposed, in reply to a query about his country’s treatment of LGBT visitors during the matches: We welcome everyone, then also we expect and we want people to reverence our culture.

Though, in the last two years, the homophobic treatise has been widely obvious in the Qatari media. Recently there were numerous examples of such treatise in the Qatari press and on social media, following the eruption of the monkeypox virus since an uneven number of cases has supposedly been identified amongst gay men, and following the event of Muslim Senegalese football player Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

The latter, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, a side possessed by a Qatari businessman, declined to wear a shirt containing the rainbow symbol as part of a campaign started by the French Football Federation, producing the federation to take important punitive events against him. The event flashed an extensive campaign of care for him in the Arab and Muslim world, including in Qatar. Criticism was also voiced in the country besides the Qatari telecommunications company Ooredoo, which backers PSG, for collaborating with this campaign.

Senior followers of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which is founded in Doha and is braced by the Qatari rule, also issued statements accusing homosexuality and secondary the Senegalese player. One IUMS member even penned that monkeypox is a divine message warning us to arrive at the outline of human nature.

Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

Unity with Gueye was also spoken in Qatari press articles, which labelled homosexuality as wicked and as opposed to reason, human nature and the orders of the three monotheistic faiths. Qatari journalist Ibtisam Aal Sa’d, a writer for the Al-Sharq daily, was especially visible in her homophobic treatise, and even hurled a Twitter hashtag calling to keep gays from coming to Qatar for the Qatar Football World Cup.   

Qatar Will Welcome All Football World Cup Visitors

As specified, ahead of the matches Qatar is trying to present itself as accepting and welcoming, though it is a rigidly traditional country that criminalizes homosexuality. In a May 20 joint press conference with the German Chancellor in Berlin, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Aal Al-Thani supposed, in reply to a question about LGBT tourists who may come to Qatar for the matches.

Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

“Everyone is welcome in Doha Qatar. We do not stop anyone from coming to Doha with any diverse backgrounds, or any diverse beliefs. Qatar is a very friendly country. We have millions of people that come and call our country and the Football World Cup is a great chance for people from dissimilar parts of the world to come and knowledge our culture. We will not stop anyone from coming and relishing the football. Then I also want everyone to come and know and enjoy our culture. We welcome everyone, then also we imagine and we want people to esteem our culture.”

In her May 26 column in the Qatari regular Al-Arab, Maryam Yasin Al-Hamadi, head of the nation and arts bureau of Qatar’s Ministry of Culture, reinforced these statements made by the Qatari Emir, script in a statement stating Qatar’s national identity, the Qatari Emir. supposed that ‘we imagine and we want people to deference our culture. This is a short but imposing report, which, despite its shortness, takes a great deal of sense to people in Qatar and outside, counting on the thin line of personal freedom from the rights of others and the duty to esteem them. For Football World Cup tickets visit our site.

Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

Separately person may have his culture and art, then somebody else may cast off some of all of this. So that being does not have to display all these politics and actions in front of others. A thin line separates suitable actions from intolerable ones when it comes to regarding society and its politics, ideas, customs and customs. When one is a visitor, it is polite to live by the standards of the host culture or at least to deference them

Monkeypox Is a Warning from Allah

Despite these official Qatari declarations, homophobic homily continues to be heard in Qatar.  Many members of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which is founded in Qatar and is reinforced by the Qatari rule, delivered statements against homosexuality and in the care of footballer Idrissa Gana Gueye. These statements reverberated similar statements issued by other Islamic institutions around the Arab world, such as Al-Azhar.

Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

IUMS Director-General ‘Ali Al-Qaradaghi tweeted as part of the crusade of provision for Idrissa Gueye: “I clap his moral stance, which stalks from values and ethics. Principles are greater and nobler than personal interests, eminence and the like.

Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Al-Shinqiti, an IUMS member and a lecturer at Qatar University, tweeted as part of the same campaign: “In Western cultures, the line between a man and a beast is flattering blurry. They seek to disseminate this bestiality among the rest of humanity by using sports to market grave contraventions that destroy people’s humanity. The Muslims are the last hope for saving manhood from these grave wrongdoings, and they must decisively oppose this moral anarchy and negativism.”

I Oppose the Presence of Gays at Qatar Football World Cup

Qatari journalist and influencer Ibtisam Aal Sa’d, who writes a column for the state daily Al-Sharq, sent numerous homophobic tweets, many of them on the situation of the Idrissa Gueye matter and the monkeypox outbreak. In one of her tweets, she even uttered concern that her account would be shut down due to her homophobic posts. On May 21 she threw the Twitter hashtag I face the attendance of homosexuals at Qatar Football World Cup.

Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

“I have a right to easily express what I respect as contrary to the shari’a, to ethics, morals, customs and the ritual of society. Best your position using this hashtag. Perhaps this will be to your credit on the day they roughly: ‘Where were you throughout this whole discussion about homosexuality?”

Aal Sa’d also tweeted, “Why was there no tumult about homosexuality when the Football World Cup was held in Russia, despite Putin’s total hostility to any public show of it in his country? FIFA desires this in Qatar for wicked reasons, only as it’s an Arab and Muslim Gulf country where homosexuality is disciplinary by up to five years in prison. On the general level, we are permitted to rapid our opposition to any phenomenon in the Football World Cup that is contrary to our faith or our natural feelings.”

Homosexuality Is an Eccentricity from Normal Human Nature

Qatari journalist Jaber Al-Harmi, a previous editor of the state daily Al-Sharq, tweeted on May 21, in the setting of the monkeypox eruption.

Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues
Ahead of Qatar Football World Cup, Homophobic Spur in Country Continues

“It’s an insult to monkeys to secondary them with the new virus called monkeypox. This virus is rampant among homosexuals, who diverge from healthy human nature, and should be called homeobox. Any eccentricity from normal human nature, which Allah formed for us, results in diseases, plagues and tragedies.”

In another tweet he spoke solidarity with Gueye, writing: “France, whose capital is the so-called Lights, allows offensive Islam and its Prophet, on the grounds of freedom, then when an athlete wastes to wear a garment gay, this is not a matter of liberty. They fight purity and esteem immorality.”

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