In addition, Al Khater is responding to Josh Cavallo’s concerns. “He is welcome here in Qatar, nobody feels threatened or unsafe here. The idea that people do not feel safe here is incorrect. Qatar is a tolerant and hospitable country. We welcome Cavallo”.
He also states that homosexuality in itself is not illegal in Qatar, but Al Khater admits in the interview with CNN that Qatar has stricter rules regarding homosexuality than some other countries.
“As in many countries, same-sex marriage is banned in Qatar. The entire region in which Qatar is located is more conservative in that regard. We ask visiting fans to respect that. We respect other cultures and we expect other cultures to respect ours.”
Cavallo: ‘Time for a change’
By the way, in Qatar there are not only moral laws regarding homosexuality: sex outside of marriage is illegal and can even lead to a prison sentence.
Josh Cavallo has responded to Al Khater on Twitter and seems to be taking the message from Qatar positively. He says he is honored to be able to contribute to better human rights and equality for the LGBTI community.
World Cup top man in Qatar: “Gays are welcome, provided they adhere to our rules”
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