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

31
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.
Our news channels

Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest news and the most important events of the day.

31 comment
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. +1
    November 23, 2022
    Frankly I do not understand what for their world suffers.
    1. +1
      November 23, 2022
      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. +2
      November 23, 2022
      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. +2
        November 23, 2022
        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. +5
    November 23, 2022
    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. +2
      November 23, 2022
      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. 0
        November 23, 2022
        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. 0
      November 23, 2022
      Yes, yes, offensive chants about Biden come up with and jump endlessly, so they will win
      1. -2
        November 23, 2022
        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. +1
      November 28, 2022
      I really hope for Iran tomorrow !!!!! so that the mattresses get kicked ass in a fair fight drinks
      1. +1
        November 28, 2022
        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. 0
          November 30, 2022
          Dear Trailflot1832, from my sporting point of view, the Americans were much stronger than the Iranians. sad
          1. +1
            November 30, 2022
            I also noticed this. It remains to wait for the departure of the Germans. drinksAnd that's it, it's no longer interesting.
  3. +2
    November 23, 2022
    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. +3
      November 23, 2022
      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. 0
    November 23, 2022
    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. 0
      November 23, 2022
      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. -1
        November 24, 2022
        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. +1
        November 24, 2022
        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. 0
    November 23, 2022
    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. 0
      November 23, 2022
      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. +1
        November 24, 2022
        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. 0
          November 24, 2022
          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. +1
      November 23, 2022
      And now the whole big sport is a mixture of corruption and politics.
    3. +2
      November 24, 2022
      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. +1
        November 24, 2022
        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. 0
          November 26, 2022
          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. +1
    November 23, 2022
    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. +2
    November 23, 2022
    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. +1
    November 23, 2022
    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. 0
    November 24, 2022
    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.

"Right Sector" (banned in Russia), "Ukrainian Insurgent Army" (UPA) (banned in Russia), ISIS (banned in Russia), "Jabhat Fatah al-Sham" formerly "Jabhat al-Nusra" (banned in Russia) , Taliban (banned in Russia), Al-Qaeda (banned in Russia), Anti-Corruption Foundation (banned in Russia), Navalny Headquarters (banned in Russia), Facebook (banned in Russia), Instagram (banned in Russia), Meta (banned in Russia), Misanthropic Division (banned in Russia), Azov (banned in Russia), Muslim Brotherhood (banned in Russia), Aum Shinrikyo (banned in Russia), AUE (banned in Russia), UNA-UNSO (banned in Russia), Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (banned in Russia), Legion “Freedom of Russia” (armed formation, recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation and banned)

“Non-profit organizations, unregistered public associations or individuals performing the functions of a foreign agent,” as well as media outlets performing the functions of a foreign agent: “Medusa”; "Voice of America"; "Realities"; "Present time"; "Radio Freedom"; Ponomarev; Savitskaya; Markelov; Kamalyagin; Apakhonchich; Makarevich; Dud; Gordon; Zhdanov; Medvedev; Fedorov; "Owl"; "Alliance of Doctors"; "RKK" "Levada Center"; "Memorial"; "Voice"; "Person and law"; "Rain"; "Mediazone"; "Deutsche Welle"; QMS "Caucasian Knot"; "Insider"; "New Newspaper"