So you want to have a one night stand at the World Cup

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Maybe I'm naive, but is this something that happens often at these international tournaments (World cup/Olympics etc)?

I mean the random shags obviously.
It happens everywhere. Football tournaments, holiday resorts, music festivals, weddings, funerals..
 

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What if a foreign couple is unmarried and have sex? They will get charged? :lol:
Good law, Qatar is so pureee.
Yeah. All those guys getting escorts to their rooms end up in jail the next morning.
At least try to get to Qatar before believing what you see in a newspaper. Yes I know that they ban everything but in practice it's extremely rare to enforce it.
 

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Yeah. All those guys getting escorts to their rooms end up in jail the next morning.
At least try to get to Qatar before believing what you see in a newspaper. Yes I know that they ban everything but in practice it's extremely rare to enforce it.
Do you live/work in Qatar?
 

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I wish the US would take a more active interest in Qatari human rights, the Freedom brigade don't like being told they can't shoot each other, imagine their response to being told casual relationships are off the table.
Yeah because the US have a fantastic record of taking interest in foreign countries. They bring peace and freedom wherever they meddle right.
 

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I have no idea either, yet.
These developing countries want to be taken seriously on the global stage by hosting the WC, but then turn around and ban one night stands. What gives ?
The last week shows they seem to have a different idea of how to be taken seriously, and it's not by bending to consensus. Not a shock from a dictatorship.
 

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Yeah. All those guys getting escorts to their rooms end up in jail the next morning.
At least try to get to Qatar before believing what you see in a newspaper. Yes I know that they ban everything but in practice it's extremely rare to enforce it.
But history tells us that when governments don't enforce laws consistently the enforcement is weaponised.
 

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I wish the US would take a more active interest in Qatari human rights, the Freedom brigade don't like being told they can't shoot each other, imagine their response to being told casual relationships are off the table.
While there is definitely a problem, a tiny bit of research will show you the US is most likely not the answer.
 

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While there is definitely a problem, a tiny bit of research will show you the US is most likely not the answer.
While there's some truth to that how does that go against @Raoul's wishes? Would you prefer if he asked the EU (who has it's own backwards countries, backwards people in every country), the UK (with Tories) to take more interest? I think it's perfectly reasonable to wish for more from ones own government while not being ignorant of your own country's shortcomings.
 

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While there's some truth to that how does that go against @Raoul's wishes? Would you prefer if he asked the EU (who has it's own backwards countries, backwards people in every country), the UK (with Tories) to take more interest?
I'm not sure I understand. Is it @Raoul who wants the one night stand? With who?


I think the wider the lobbying group the better. I think consensus overrules unilateralism. Always.
 

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I'm not sure I understand. Is it @Raoul who wants the one night stand? With who?


I think the wider the lobbying group the better. I think consensus overrules unilateralism. Always.
Ultimately my point is that Americans can ask their government to work towards progressive goals even if there's loads of people fighting the same goals in their own country. Just like Qataris can ask for / wish for progressive politics despite their own government (well maybe not out loud).
 

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As many have said, a law made for those people which are disliked by ones in power.

True or not, anyone can get hit.
 

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I have no idea either, yet.
Ultimately my point is that Americans can ask their government to work towards progressive goals even if there's loads of people fighting the same goals in their own country. Just like Qataris can ask for / wish for progressive politics despite their own government (well maybe not out loud).
Yes 100%
 

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Ultimately my point is that Americans can ask their government to work towards progressive goals even if there's loads of people fighting the same goals in their own country. Just like Qataris can ask for / wish for progressive politics despite their own government (well maybe not out loud).
I think you mean @Rodgerzzz
 

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As many have said, a law made for those people which are disliked by ones in power.

True or not, anyone can get hit.
Of course they do. In many countries. Especially in dictatorial countries and also theoretically in the world's largest democracy too.
 

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No I don't. I have been there more times than I can remember. Both in UAE and Doha.
What brings you there? You said in the other thread Qatar should he boycotted even beyond thd World Cup. Seems odd when the thrust of your posting is about double standards and hypocrisy.
 

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Of course they do. In many countries. Especially in dictatorial countries and also theoretically in the world's largest democracy too.
Didn't realise India had such a law.
 

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What brings you there? You said in the other thread Qatar should he boycotted even beyond thd World Cup.
If people are violating human rights as many countries are then they should be boycotted by other countries. The Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rightly so the boycott.
It's hypocritical to talk of boycott of WC only. This is the point.
 

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While we in Germany tried to convince everyone in 2006 that we are friendly now with our "Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden" (A time to make friends), weird translation by the way, what is the actual motto of Qutar's WC? Quatar "Enjoy the luxury of our beautiful country, just maybe not too much, no, now that we think of it please no enjoying. Stop it right now!!!"
 

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Didn't realise India had such a law.
Not the law but how they also use this kind of things for personal gain or revenge. Look at the CIA involved Nambi Narayan case and how it ended and what even the courts did or rather did not do to get the compensation after so many years in jail for everyone arrested. That's the point as Moses said they could be used for personal gain.
 

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I think sex is one of those things like alcohol and homosexuality that muslims don't 'do' in theory more than in practice, and is applied more to women than to men as a means of subjugation.

I don't think even Qatar will start locking up people for having a shag or they're going to need a lot of prisons and there's going to be a lot of frustrated young people by the time of the final.

But if it is enforced I just feel sorry for those unmarried shoplifters.
 
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I have no idea either, yet.
If people are violating human rights as many countries are then they should be boycotted by other countries. The Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rightly so the boycott.
It's hypocritical to talk of boycott of WC only. This is the point.
This is specifically about the world cup so its not hypocritical, just a focused conversation.

What is hypocritical is to go somewhere you say should be boycotted. I wouldn't be so picky but you the one obsessed with consistency and upset by even the possibility of hypocrisy.
 

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This is specifically about the world cup so its not hypocritical, just a focused conversation.
Quite. And it’s getting tedious now to the point of trolling imo.

It’s one of the main ways that bigoted people can derail focussed conversation on issues with people who are passionate about them and care about the issue and it’s fecking lowly (not aiming this at Foxblatt, but speaking generally on this phenomena). It goes beyond whataboutism.

It’s often explained away as ‘I’m just interested’, or ‘I’m curious’, but when it comes down to it, that’s just bullshit and all the individual wants to do is dilute and derail the conversation / thread.

It’s pathetic and in most cases, blatantly transparent.
 
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I have no idea either, yet.
Quite. And it’s getting tedious now to the point of trolling imo.

It’s one of the main ways that bigoted people can derail focussed conversation on issues with people who are passionate about them and care about the issue and it’s fecking lowly (not aiming this at Foxblatt, but speaking generally on this phenomena). It goes beyond whataboutism.

It’s often explained away as ‘I’m just interested’, or ‘I’m curious’, but when it comes down to it, that’s just bullshit and all the individual wants to do is dilute and derail the conversation / thread.

It’s pathetic and in most cases, blatantly transparent.
It's been obvious trolling since the get go.
 

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It may be illegal, but it is extremely common. I know people working out there and they are having as many one night stands as they want/can.
 

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This is wild.
Wouldn't want to be giving the authorities any reason to get arrested so to play it safe I'll be using a tongs to take a piss.
 

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The American capitalist in me sees an opportunity for hour long marriage contracts along with an hour long love tent in the desert.
 

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Generally these kind of laws are not enforced for foreigners in the country and more of a problem for the local Muslim population
I expect this is the case.

I was in Morocco earlier this year, where there is supposed to be a similar law regarding unmarried couples, in that it is against the law to have a woman who isn't your wife with you in your hotel room.

This law does not apply to foreigners though, only locals. So, you can pick up a none Moroccan and take them back to your hotel and feck like rabbits all night long, but a Moroccan person would be refused entry.

In any case, outside the WC, unmarried couples will be going on holiday all the time in Qatar with no come back whatsoever. In addition, be in no doubt that the hotel bars and clubs in Qatar are full of women 'on the make' shall we say.
 
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