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Commentator Matt Welch provokes an interaction with a statement after Qatar's position on homosexuality...and a Saudi academic responds

Commentator Matt Welch provokes an interaction with a statement after Qatar’s position on homosexuality…and a Saudi academic responds

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Social media activists circulated videos of the American commentator, Matt Welch, in which he spoke about the rest of the world’s view of the West regarding homosexual rights and the uproar that arose about the rights of the “LGBTQ +” community during the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

Welch’s statements were published by the latter on his YouTube page, and his comment came after the uproar raised by American sports journalist Grant Wahl, who said that security personnel asked them to take off rainbow-colored clothes before entering the stadium.

The Saudi academic, Turki Al-Hamad, commented on the video clip with a series of tweets in which he said: “The problem of the West in general (Europe and America and their settlements) is that they are still captives and they are ‘European’ and Western in general, where everything revolves around the culture of the West, whether consciously or not. Awareness of the result of upbringing. Of course, no one denies the central role of European civilization in the formation of the modern world..”

He continued, saying: “But the matter is not at all. According to this illusion, the human being is only the Westerner, and the values ​​of the West in their entirety, without sorting or classification, are the universal and human values ​​only, or they should be, and therefore they are the values ​​that must be at the forefront.” The priorities of the societies of all the world, regardless of the priorities of those societies, whose last concern, for example…”

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Al-Hamad added: “The rights of homosexuals (the LGBT community to put it mildly), or sexual transformation… Homosexuality has existed throughout human history, and it was practiced secretly and sometimes openly, and everyone knows that, but that does not mean its legalization and making it a human right, parallel and equal to the right to life.” Or freedom, or work, or human dignity, for example, when the West abandons…”

The Saudi academic concluded by saying: “His chauvinistic centralism inherited since colonial times, and recognizes that man is not only Western, but also Asian, African, and Latino, and his values ​​are not all absolute and priority. And not just him..”