Tamim Sleiman, the president of the Hizbullah-affiliated Al-Ahed Football Club in Lebanon, said in a December 2, 2022 show on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that there has been a "campaign" against the Qatar World Cup because the West hates the Arabs and Muslims and believes they are inferior. He criticized the West for promoting nudity, arguing that all religions involve dressing modestly, and he pointed out that Christian nuns cover their hair like Muslim women. He also said that the West wants Muslims to "live like animals" and to adhere to principles that contradict Islamic culture and that strip them of their humanity. He added: "This is not freedom. It's a violation of freedom." The Al-Ahed football club won the Asia Soccer Cup in 2019, and Sleiman awarded the trophy to Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.
Tamim Sleiman: "The campaign [against the Qatar World Cup] is clear. This is the [West's] hidden hatred. They consider us to be inferior. They do not think that we are like them, that we are human beings. We are a little bit above the apes, and they are the human beings. This is how they address us. People who talk about human rights should not undress schoolgirls and call this individual liberties. This is part of the divine books by which you must abide. Even in Christianity the nuns cover their hair. This is part of religion. People should cover themselves. Going naked is wrong. The second thing is they go to a certain place and talk about things that are not in line with the customs and traditions of human beings.
"They want us to live according to the law of the animals. They might want to be like animals, but we don't. The only animals we are ready to be like are wolves. A wolf is loyal. It has one partner all its life and it takes care of its family. The things they demand run counter to our culture, our religion, our law, and our humanity.
"We are stripped of our humanity when we are engaged in this perversion they demand. This is not freedom. It's a violation of freedom."