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Nov 21, 2022
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Egyptian TV Host Amr Adib On Qatar FIFA World Cup LGBT Rights Debate: I Don't Understand What Gay Rights Are; Is It The Right Of Homosexuals To Come To An Arab Country?

#9951 | 02:02
Source: MBC Misr TV (Saudi Arabia/Egypt)

Egyptian TV host Amr Adib discussed accusations of infringement on LGBT rights during the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar during a monologue in his November 20, 2022 show on NBC Misr TV (Egypt/Saudi Arabia). Adib said that he does not understand why homosexuals are so "powerful" that even non-homosexuals seek to defend them. He gave the example of England's national team captain Harry Kane, who was prepared to receive a yellow card for wearing a pro-LGBT armband on his uniform during England's first match. Adib also pointed out that five people were recently killed in a gay nightclub in America, even though the U.S. maintains LGBT rights and recognizes gay marriage. He asked: "What are the rights of a homosexual citizen, when he is in an Arab country?"

In June 2021, Adib expressed his support for a ban on Marvel's "Eternals" by Gulf states due to homosexual scenes in the movie (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9193). For more about Amr Adib, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 8403, 6086, 5754, 3897, 2799, and 2786.

Amr Adib: "How come the homosexuals have [so much] power? All of a sudden, they are becoming so powerful that they are being protected by people who are not homosexuals. [England's national team captain] Harry Kane is prepared to receive a yellow card just so he can wear the homosexual armband in Britain's first match [at the World Cup]. He is prepared to make a sacrifice and be given a yellow card. If he gets this yellow card, he might be sent off later in the match. All of this for the sake of the homosexuals' rights! I want to know the secret behind [the homosexuals'] power.

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"Today in America, someone entered a gay nightclub, and killed five of them. That happened in a country that recognizes gay marriage. It allows homosexuals to marry each other. I want to know the secret behind their power. By the way, in many societies you cannot even say what I am saying now. You cannot speak like this. But the more important and tougher question is this: What are the rights of the homosexuals? We are being told that they can come here and have their full rights. But what are their rights? What are the rights of a homosexual when he [comes] to an Arab country? What are his rights? I don't understand this."

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