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Middle East expert: Western media cover the events of the World Cup in Qatar with Eastern phobia and Eurocentrism

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Middle East expert: Western media cover the events of the World Cup in Qatar with Eastern phobia and Eurocentrism

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been at the center of an unprecedented debate since the Arab state won the bid to host it in 2010.


While many international sporting events have been the subject of much discussion about human rights abuses in host countries, such as China's crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang ahead of the Beijing Olympics, none have been as viciously attacked as Qatar.

Journalist Feras Abu Helal writes about this in his article for the Middle East Eye.

According to the Middle East expert, Western media coverage of the World Cup in Qatar is replete with hypocrisy and Eurocentrism.

As the journalist writes, the country has spent about $220 billion on the construction of stadiums, roads and other infrastructure for the international tournament. At the same time, the Western press repeatedly wrote that the workers involved in the construction of infrastructure suffered from poor working conditions, overtime work and low wages, without giving any real evidence of "suffering".

At the same time, according to Helal, many of the largest building contractors who have worked on projects for a sporting event in Qatar are created in the West itself. Consequently, it is they who are responsible for the unsatisfactory working conditions for hired workers, but the Western media hypocritically kept silent about this.

As a prime example of Oriental phobia, a Middle East expert cites an exclusive piece from the Daily Star, which says, literally, that “screaming camels near the England base in Qatar make the team spend sleepless nights.”

Helal recalled that modern Qatar is fundamentally different from what it was during the days of British colonialism. Today it is a country with outstanding infrastructure, beaches, buildings and high development. There can be no talk of any “camels screaming under the windows” that interfere with sleep.

Finally, the expert noted the rampant Eurocentrism on the part of Western media covering the World Cup in Qatar. In particular, the series “FIFA Revealed” from the streaming service Netflix raises the question of how European fans will be able to get to Qatar. It's like Qatar is somewhere on another planet, and it's like Qatar doesn't have one of the biggest airlines in the world.

It's a valid question, but why don't fans from the Middle East, Africa and South America ask it when the World Cup is in Europe, which has been almost a dozen times

- writes Feras Abu Helal, adding that the hypocrisy of the Western world is clearly manifested during the days of the championship.
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  1. Ivan Ivanov
    Ivan Ivanov 23 November 2022 15: 09
    +1
    Frankly I do not understand what for their world suffers.
    1. Man from afar
      Man from afar 23 November 2022 15: 17
      +1
      Many are too accustomed to the yoke of colonialism, saturated with the poison of feeling "second-rate" in relation to Europe and the West - if we are talking about the West. And oil, if about Qatar, UAE and so on.
    2. Silver99
      Silver99 23 November 2022 15: 26
      +2
      Well, yes, the Saudis smacked Argentina smile I also wanted the Mexicans to kick the Poles, but they took pity on them and drove them into a draw.
      1. lubesky
        lubesky 23 November 2022 15: 30
        +2
        Quote from Silver99
        Well, yes, the Saudis smacked Argentina smile I also wanted the Mexicans to kick the Poles, but they took pity on them and drove them into a draw.

        I was content with Lewandowski not scoring a penalty))
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 November 2022 15: 19
    +5
    And what will a lesbian from the State Department shout if suddenly Iranian fans, in joy after the victory of the Iranian national team over the USA, learn a combination with the middle finger. Forward Iran, you can, the USA is not England in football. You can, we believe in you. They banged Argentina. The poor Maraudon never dreamed of such a shame.
    1. Blacksmith 55
      Blacksmith 55 23 November 2022 15: 45
      +2
      The West wants to impose its "Western values" on the whole world, including the Muslim one.
      But do other peoples and states need these values? Do the peoples of the same Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran want to live differently?
      In Brazil, there are still tribes that have no connection with the rest of the "civilized" world.
      Maybe that's how they want to live.
      So why should they be prevented from living as they wish?
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 23 November 2022 15: 57
        0
        So Qatar promised not to touch the Western homosexual only for the duration of the championship! And for some time to evacuate after the championship.
    2. Anton Limonov
      Anton Limonov 23 November 2022 15: 54
      0
      Yes, yes, offensive chants about Biden come up with and jump endlessly, so they will win
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 23 November 2022 16: 05
        -2
        Cheer for the Iranian national team and pray for it. Let American fans learn offensive chants after Iran's victory. And here I will fully support American fans. They will shout the same thing as a Russian fan - when ours lose.
    3. Alien From
      Alien From 28 November 2022 21: 04
      +1
      I really hope for Iran tomorrow !!!!! so that the mattresses get kicked ass in a fair fight drinks
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 28 November 2022 21: 09
        +1
        I'll watch it myself, they banged the bail! drinks They will fight in the bone, the Iranians will be national heroes if they win.
        1. Alien From
          Alien From 30 November 2022 00: 10
          0
          Dear Trailflot1832, from my sporting point of view, the Americans were much stronger than the Iranians. sad
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 30 November 2022 00: 28
            +1
            I also noticed this. It remains to wait for the departure of the Germans. drinksAnd that's it, it's no longer interesting.
  3. Jsem_CZEKO68
    Jsem_CZEKO68 23 November 2022 15: 21
    +2
    Myslím, že hlavně lidé v Evropě nemají náladu na takový svátek fotbalu. Zapadní novináři si vymýšlejí lži, protože Arabský svět už o Ameriku nestojí.
    1. kor1vet1974
      kor1vet1974 23 November 2022 15: 45
      +3
      Myslím, že hlavně lidé v Evropě nemají náladu na takový svátek fotbalu. Zapadní novináři si vymýšlejí lži, protože Arabský svět už o Ameriku nestojí.
      It is logical
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 23 November 2022 15: 24
    0
    According to Helal, many of the biggest building contractors who have worked on projects for the sporting event in Qatar are based in the West itself.

    And Qatar does not release most of the used sports equipment and inventory. But this is such a trifle ....................
    1. Kotofeich
      Kotofeich 23 November 2022 16: 20
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      And Qatar does not release most of the used sports equipment and inventory. But this is such a trifle ...

      Not understood. What, where does not release?
      1. solar
        solar 24 November 2022 01: 51
        -1
        Not understood. What, where does not release?

        he is about the achievements of Qatar.
        a country with outstanding infrastructure, beaches, buildings and high development.

        Qatar was really lucky to be in the right place at the right time.
        Until the 20th century, demand for hydrocarbons was limited. Otherwise, Qatar would have quickly changed its owner, as was customary then.
        And at 20, humanism and other human rights rule. Therefore, Qatar is not touched.
        They build and transport all of the above for what ended up in the land of Qatar without any effort from the Qataris themselves.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 24 November 2022 08: 50
        +1
        Quote: Kotofeich
        Not understood. What, where does not release?

        Sports equipment and inventory are mainly produced by Western countries and Qatar buys them, because it does not produce them. But it is one thing to criticize Qatar for not loving LGBT people, and another thing to receive money from them, everything is fine here...........
        Explained clearly?
  5. Bingo
    Bingo 23 November 2022 15: 27
    0
    Yes, this time just the apogee of dirt at the World Cup. Firstly, he was initially shoved for a bribe:
    * The country is absolutely non-football.
    * There is NO infrastructure, and whether they managed to build it - and this is, for example, training fields separately for EACH team, and not at the stadium - is a question.
    *Climatically, it's simply impossible to play there - that's why they moved it to the winter, breaking the schedules of games around the world in general.
    * Again, restrictions on the same alcohol - it is clear that they say, Muslims, but it is not clear why then Muslims should give the World Cup? It was simply unprofitable for sponsors and uncomfortable for the majority.
    Secondly, when the rams started between Qatar and the United States, an even greater order from the media began, just rushing.
    Thirdly, this is also accompanied by a removal for political reasons as a Russian team. and those playing in the Russian championship, for example, that Promes is definitely one of the strongest PZs of the national team right now.
    Well, in general, FIFA has broken the bottom for a long time. You can recall the World Cup in the USA, where even the word football means HAND-ball, where this sport is not fundamentally developed at all, it is considered female. Or how the judges drag the hosts - the same USA, or Japan ... This is not the World Cup, it has long been a mixture of corruption and politics
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 23 November 2022 16: 00
      0
      And in Sochi, 200 rubles a bottle of beer at the World Cup, this is democratic. But at least you had enough sense, the sale of alcohol is prohibited, but the shops themselves are not closed.
      1. ArchiPhil
        ArchiPhil 24 November 2022 19: 10
        +1
        Quote: tralflot1832
        200 rubles a bottle of beer at the World Cup, it's democratic

        Yes, at least there was no current i.d.i.o.t.i.z.m.a with * rainbow armbands! People came to play football and people played football. teams from Africa and South America. bully
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 24 November 2022 19: 33
          0
          Homosexuals from Germany, the Japanese punished. I support the German fans, the German national team in an exclamation at the 90th minute of the match, completely.
    2. Kotofeich
      Kotofeich 23 November 2022 16: 24
      +1
      And now the whole big sport is a mixture of corruption and politics.
    3. decimalegio
      decimalegio 24 November 2022 10: 54
      +2
      I totally agree with you. The question is not where the world championships are held, but how they are held. I always followed them, wherever they did them, at any time. But it was summer.
      I can't stand this championship in Qatar. Not to mention the problem of bribes, which I think has always been there. But is it possible to play at the World Cup in winter??? interruption of ongoing championships. My team leads the league, and iron is best struck when it's hot. I hope he picks up the right rhythm after the forced break.
      1. ArchiPhil
        ArchiPhil 24 November 2022 19: 06
        +1
        Quote: Decimalegio
        My team leads the league

        The fact that * Napoli * is in first place today does not mean that they will finish the championship at least in the * top three *. laughing
        1. decimalegio
          decimalegio 26 November 2022 10: 53
          0
          After this calamity prophecy, do you mind if I indulge in superstitious and apotropaic gestures such as touching iron, wood, and my testicles. laughing laughing drinks
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 23 November 2022 15: 41
    +1
    Middle East expert: Western media cover the events of the World Cup in Qatar with Eastern phobia and Eurocentrism
    How else can they do it? They have "Sodom and Gomorrah" in full, and there they will not have to wait long for punishment from heaven !!! Here they are mad...
    Look at them from the outside and ... stay away, since they themselves began to isolate themselves in their madness.
    Fig on them...
  7. Svetlana
    Svetlana 23 November 2022 15: 41
    +2
    West is West, East is East, and they will not leave their places,
    Until Heaven and Earth appear on the Last Judgment.

    ..
    Kiplig.

    What kind of football is there, it will not hide the abyss between the two civilizations.
  8. ArchiPhil
    ArchiPhil 23 November 2022 19: 40
    +1
    Unfortunately, the football holiday has ceased to be a holiday.

    And instead of enjoying the game of the best football players in the world, you have to read such d.u.r.a.c.k.i.e. *news*.
  9. Dmitry Karabanov
    Dmitry Karabanov 24 November 2022 18: 28
    0
    Yes, it's time to get used to it - the "golden billion" should be fattening, and the rest of the world should serve it. Imperialism is the highest stage in the development of capitalism.