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'The LGBTQ community can come to Qatar, but don't try to change us'

2022-11-30T11:04:46.202Z

In the midst of the World Cup, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar's Energy Minister, reminded the German daily Bild that all travelers could go to the Emirate.



As Qatar announced a 15-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement in Germany on Tuesday with the American company ConocoPhilips, in the midst of the global energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, Minister Saad Sherida Al -Kaabi has given the dots on the “i” concerning travelers wishing to go to the Emirate, in particular Germans.

In the midst of the World Cup, relations between Qatar and Germany seem agitated.

Before the first match against Japan, lost 2-1, the eleven titular players of the Mannschaft had posed for the official photo with their hands in front of their mouths, mimicking a gag against the ban on demonstrating in favor of diversity.

A gesture clearly turned against Fifa.

In the gallery, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wore the “One Love” armband, alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

And German Economic Affairs Minister Robert Habeck's statement that hosting the World Cup in Qatar "

can only be explained by corruption

" was not well received.

Even less the part where the minister returned to "

brutal discrimination against homosexuals

”.

For his part, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi stressed that nothing will change.

If they want to visit Qatar, we have no problem with that

,” the minister of state for energy affairs said of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, in remarks published by

Bild

on Wednesday. .

"

But if you want to change me to say that I believe in LGBTQ, that my family should be LGBTQ, that I accept LGBTQ in my country, that I change my laws and Islamic laws in order to satisfy the West - then it is not acceptable

,” he added.

As a reminder in Qatar, homosexuality is punishable by law.

The consequences are prison or even the death penalty.

Source: lefigaro

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