Last updated on November 25th, 2022 at 09:29 am
Qatar, the host of this year’s World Cup in soccer (football to everyone outside America), is a very traditional country. In particular, like many Muslim countries, Qatar has laws banning homosexual conduct. And Qatar’s World Cup Ambassador, the former Qatari soccer star Khalid Salman, has just defended his country’s laws. In an interview with the German broadcaster ZDF, Salman brought up the topic about foreign homosexuals attending the World Cup in his country. Salman declared:
“The most important thing is, everybody will accept that they come here. But they will have to accept our rules. [Homosexuality] is haram. You know what haram [forbidden] means?… I am not a strict Muslim but why is it haram? Because it is damage in the mind.”
He added that children may learn “something that is not good” if they see people engaging in homosexual conduct.
Pro-LGBT governments and non-governmental organizations have criticized FIFA for allowing Qatar to host the World Cup because of its opposition to the LGBT agenda.