Gay flags can be seized during the World Cup

Published April 3, 2022 at 4:39 p.m.

Abdulaziz Abdullah al-Ansari is the chairman of the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Ministry of the Interior in Qatar and the head of the Ministry of International Cooperation.

He tells AP that it is not possible to guarantee the safety of people who, for example, wave a rainbow flag. He therefore opens up for the flags to be seized, writes SVT Sport.

– If someone waves a rainbow flag and I take it, it is not because I want to insult but to protect. Because if I do not do it, someone can attack, he says to AP and continues:

– I can not guarantee the behavior of the entire population.

al-Ansari states, however, that homosexuals are also welcome in the Arab country during the World Cup, and that homosexuals will be allowed to stay together in hotels. However, he advises against political LGBTQ demonstrations.

– If you want to show your view of the situation, do it in a society where it is accepted, he says.

Source: Fria Tider by

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