Ex-Qatari footballer affirms that homosexuality is a “damage in the mind”

Speaking to German broadcaster ZDF, ex-Qatari footballer Khalid Salman discussed his perspective on homosexuals, less than 2 weeks out from the start of the World Cup in his home country.

“They have to accept our rules here. [Homosexuality] is haram. You know what haram [forbidden] means? I am not a strict Muslim but why is it haram? Because it is damage in the mind.”

The interview was then cut off by a senior Qatari press official.


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