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Qatar Environment Cup ambassador promises homosexuality is ‘damage in the mind’


Qatar Environment Cup ambassador statements homosexuality is ‘damage in the mind’ in an job interview with a German broadcaster – which was reduce small soon after he built the remark – amid considerations above the therapy of LGBTQ+ men and women at the match

  • Khalid Salman – ex-Qatari international  – stated homosexuality is ‘damage in mind’
  • Issues go on to increase bordering the safety of the tournament for many
  • Country’s human legal rights report has led to calls for the Planet Cup to be boycotted

A Qatar Globe Cup ambassador has advised German television broadcaster ZDF that homosexuality was ‘damage in the mind’, as the Gulf point out prepares to host the world-wide tournament in much less than two weeks.

In an job interview filmed in Doha and to be screened afterwards on Tuesday, former Qatari international Khalid Salman addressed the problem of homosexuality, which is illegal in the conservative Muslim state.

Some football gamers have lifted problems around the rights of followers travelling to the function, specifically LGBT+ men and women and women of all ages, whom legal rights groups say Qatari legislation discriminate from.

The region expects much more than 1 million visitors for the Earth Cup.

‘They have to accept our rules right here,’ Salman explained, in an excerpt of the job interview. 

‘(Homosexuality) is haram. You know what haram (forbidden) suggests?’ he mentioned.

Khalid Salman - a former international of the country - said people had to accept Qatar's rules

Khalid Salman – a previous intercontinental of the state – explained folks experienced to take Qatar’s rules 

When asked why it was haram, Salman claimed: ‘I am not a stringent Muslim but why is it haram? Mainly because it is destruction in the intellect.

The interview was then immediately stopped by an accompanying formal. Qatar’s Earth Cup organisers, when contacted by Reuters, declined to remark.

Environment football’s ruling human body FIFA did not instantly answer to a request for a comment.

FIFA have composed a letter asking the footballing earth to target on the sport at the Entire world Cup rather than off-field troubles which has led to criticism for president Giovanni Infantino

Organisers have regularly stated everyone was welcome in Qatar in the course of the Entire world Cup.

Qatar is the initial Middle Japanese country to host the World Cup but the little nation has come underneath powerful stress in current many years for its remedy of overseas employees and restrictive social guidelines.

The country’s human legal rights history has led to calls for teams and officers to boycott the November 20 – December 18 match. 

Previous week FIFA arrived underneath scrutiny immediately after Sky News obtained keep of a letter that the governing entire body experienced circulated close to the federations heading to Qatar.  

The tournament has been engulfed in controversy in excess of human rights issues in Qatar

‘Please, let us now aim on the soccer!’ Infantino and Fatma Samoura wrote to the 32 nations thanks to contend in the Globe Cup. 

‘We know football does not dwell in a vacuum and we are similarly conscious that there are quite a few issues and complications of a political nature all all around the world.

‘But remember to do not allow for soccer to be dragged into each and every ideological or political fight that exists.’

England and Wales – among the a host of other nations – approach to have on rainbow-coloured armbands at the tournament with the phrases ‘One Love’ etched across them.

England will wear armbands with the words 'One Love' etched across them at the tournament

England will wear armbands with the phrases ‘One Love’ etched across them at the tournament 

Qatar Earth Cup CEO Nasser Al Khater very last thirty day period mentioned that homosexual supporters ended up welcome in the nation but once once again warned of the nation’s differing cultural norms. 

‘Everyone will feel safe in Qatar,’ Al-Khater instructed Sky Information.

‘We have usually reported that everybody is welcome in this article. What we inquire for is regard for our tradition.’

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