What are people saying about Qatar's world cup
In a couple of days from now, the world cup will start and Qatar being the host of this historical event is ready waiting for the kick off. Everyone must have heard about this since four years ago after the previous tournament. Despite this country being ready for the world cup and after putting up beautiful stadiums for the big event, so many people have been criticizing them because of their rules and regulations to visitors.
Qatar is a Muslim country and I know this was very well known before handing them the hosting rights of the world cup. The football official body (FIFA) should have known that this country does not tolerate LGBTQ in their country. Well, maybe they knew that and respected their culture and traditions before handing them the hosting rights. Now, why are people criticizing them because they don't allow LGBTQ in their country. That's their tradition, culture, rules and regulations that have been existing for years.
There have been campaigns by fans to boycott the Qatar world cup because to them it's a denial of human rights.The campaign also aims to raise awareness about issues like democracy, the environmental impact of holding a tournament in air-conditioned stadiums, the rights of women, the LGBT community, and migrant workers. So many people have come out openly to criticize this country because of their rules against the LGBTQ community but do you think the world cup will be boycotted? I don't think so.
This is my personal view of what is happening
All nations have their place on earth, we all have culture and rules that guide the conduct and smooth running of our nation, states, community and villages. There's no place in this world that doesn't have their beliefs and ways of life and I think that should be respected as long as it promotes peace.
A little instance..
I am from the Eastern part of Nigeria and there is this part that doesn't kill or eat snakes. That has been their culture and traditions since before the war till present. They have great respect for snakes, no one dares to kill it by intention or mistake. If anyone kills the snake for any reason, be it a stranger or indigene, the person MUST perform a full funeral right as it was a human with sacrifices involved. So many people from history have done this before and have performed the sacrifices. The snakes in that community are not harmful to humans. That's part of their culture and traditions and anyone who is visiting them must be aware and ready to abide by the rules and regulations. I have been there so many times and what I have been hearing about them is true.
If I was to be an indigene in that community, I wouldn't have a visitor come into my own community, defile my rules and go scot free. That ain't happening at all.
Every nationality has their does and don't, even the basic unit of society (family) has rules and regulations. Prison and court of law are built for rule breakers with a suiting punishment according to what degree of crime they committed. Nobody breaks a law and does not get punished. Therefore, Qatar's law should be respected in just a couple of days the world cup will be held and that's my opinion.
Some countries banned women from driving, some banned the use of social media, some banned adding too much weight, some banned outdoor romance and more. Anyone visiting them should know and abide by those rules and not expect them to change it because he or she wants to visit for a short time.
I think it is somehow to break the laws of a country for a couple of days pleasure. It might be difficult to understand but we should respect other peoples religions and laws as they would respect ours. I also respect the LGBTQ community even though I am not one but sometimes, we should show respect not for anything else but because the odds are high. The world cup is also a symbol of unity that brings the world together
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It would be interesting to see Qatar's approach when the World Cup happens. I agree with you that mutual respect is needed and I hope Qatar and its people would do that.