Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula urged the Muslims of all the world avoid watching or attending the World Cup Qatar 2022though did not come to threaten the international event with attacks or to promote violence in relation to it, according to statements reported by the monitoring group SITE.
The regional branch of Al Qaedabased in Yemen, critical of Qatar for hosting the important soccer tournament because allows access to “immoral people, homosexuals, sowers of corruption and atheism to the Arabian Peninsula” and said that the event served to divert attention from the “occupation of Muslim countries and their oppression”.
We warn our Muslim brothers not to follow or attend this event.
The group’s statements arrive only one day away from the opening of the 2022 Soccer World Cupwhich will start on Sunday November 20 with the match between the teams of Qatar and Ecuador.
The organizing committee of international competition, in response to criticism about the situations of Human Rights in Qatarincluding gay, bisexual and transgender rights, as well as social restrictions, have claimed that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or origin, is welcome during the event.
Qatara small country of about 3 million people, mostly foreign workers, has stated that has trained more than 50,000 people to be in charge of security during the World Cup, with foreign forces who will help under Qatari command.
This same Saturday, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, accused to the Occidental countries to do an exercise “hypocrisy” for criticizing the Human Rights situation in Qatarwithout addressing its own historical past, adding even more controversy to the first World Cup held on Arab lands.
(With information from Reuters)