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The Muslim World Cup I Qatar 2022

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Lauren Booth

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Wow, disgraceful. Open this conversation by the BBC. Oh my god is literally not about football. It's not about football, Salaam Alaikum Peace to you. Bismillah when I first saw that the BBC were not going to cover the opening of the World Cup from Qatar. I admit I was really angry. Where's the football? It's just about bashing Qatar, Qatar. I've never seen an opening to any World Cup like it. I wanted to make a response about How infuriating it is as a Muslim. But what has played out over the past several years and intensified in the final few months before the World Cup kicks off reveals the depths of Western prejudice. This is an extraordinary unique world cup, a million people

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from around the world for the first time, all arriving for one purpose in a Muslim land and being hosted and shown a different way of life. Let's get going with my review of the first few days of this extraordinary first ever Muslim Middle Eastern world cup. How are you finding the experience the fan experience so far, especially given what you hear in the media absolutely amazing. We're really pleased with where we are. Yes, we're a bit far out but the accommodation couldn't have been better. Friendliness can't feel the hospitality of the people the friendliness of the people. And that is this big east East Meets West thing but you just have to expect respect people in their

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cultures and it's wonderful and actually I think no alcohol is not a bad thing. And one of the wonderful things is going to be to watch how our Arab brothers and sisters and the Muslims who are going to have an awesome World Cup because they're not going to be surrounded by inshallah racism and alcohol for once when we go to football. How is the Palestinian flag going to be received?

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And hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Why am I laughing? Because you got people who practice apartheid, going and telling other people that they bombed that they should be nice to them well done fan stick to your morals and ethics. Let's have a look at some of the other heart moving moments no one's watching you know your

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llama wash

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in the spirit of this very different and inspirational World Cup cuttery World Cup Ambassador touched hearts around the world. But in all honesty Come on. This first week belongs to the Saudi team can you believe that they beat Argentina I don't think they can either.

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Love the Almighty says in the Holy Quran, oh mankind. Indeed we have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed Allah is Knowing and aware.

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Now why on earth wouldn't European TV channels want to broadcast that all

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off?