World Cup ambassador from Qatar denounces homosexuality

An envoy for the World Cup in Qatar has described homosexuality as a “injury within the thoughts” in an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF solely two weeks earlier than the opening of the soccer event within the Gulf state

An envoy for the World Cup in Qatar has described homosexuality as a “injury within the thoughts” in an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF solely two weeks earlier than the opening of the soccer event within the Gulf state

An envoy for the World Cup in Qatar has described homosexuality as a “injury within the thoughts” in an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF solely two weeks earlier than the opening of the soccer event within the Gulf state, highlighting issues concerning the conservative nation’s remedy of the LGBTQ+.

Former Qatari nationwide group participant Khalid Salman instructed a German reporter in an interview that being homosexual is “haram,” or forbidden in Arabic, and that he has an issue with youngsters seeing homosexual individuals.

Excerpts of the tv interview have been proven Monday on the ZDF information program Heute Journal. The total interview, which is a part of a documentary, shall be proven Tuesday on ZDF.

About 1.2 million worldwide guests are anticipated in Qatar for the event, which has confronted criticism and skepticism ever because the gas-rich emirate was chosen as host by FIFA in December 2010. Considerations about LGBTQ vacationers attending the World Cup have additionally been expressed for a very long time.

Within the interview, Salman additionally mentioned that homosexuality “is a non secular hurt.”

“Through the World Cup, many issues will come right here to the nation. Let’s speak about gays,” Salman mentioned in English, which is concurrently dubbed into German within the TV section. “An important factor is, everyone will settle for that they arrive right here. However they should settle for our guidelines.”

The interview was reduce brief by a media officer of the World Cup organizing committee after Salman expressed his views on homosexuals, ZDF reported.

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