Qatar, a state positioning itself as progressive and close to the West, which previously rejected co-hosting the World Cup with a Gulf neighbor, is now trying to drum up Arab and Muslim support by branding a recent Sunday Times report and wider British society as “racist.”
Is Qatar contradicting itself?
Bin Hammam Reuters
‘Wrong media strategy’
Email exchange between Kalusha Bwalya and Bin Hammam’s assistant. (Image courtesy: Sunday Times)
Arab and Islamic sympathy
FIFA President Sepp Blatter holding up the name of Qatar during the official announcement of the 2022 World Cup host country at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich. (AFP)