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Post: Qatar Responds to Western Critics Giving Messi Gifts


In Qatar, Westerners criticizing the gift given to Messi were told about the origin of the graduates’ robes.

DOHA, December 26 – RIA Novosti. Qatar’s Deputy Foreign Minister Lulwa al-Khater said that the bisht cape, traditional for men in the Arab world, as a gift from the Emir of Qatar to Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi, drove European supremacists crazy. Traditions considered their own in the Old World came from the East.

At the award ceremony of the 2022 World Cup winners, Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani dressed Messi in the black cloak worn by the most respected men of the Arab world.

“Messi’s cloak – “bisht” drove many supporters of Eurocentrism crazy. Do they know that graduates of Western universities’ cloaks come from Arab clothing? This Muslim tradition was founded in 859 at the Al-Karaouine University in Fez , meanwhile, it was established as a Muslim “So much for your colonial fantasy?” al-Khater wrote on Twitter in response to Western media and individual athletes’ criticism of Qatar for this gift to Messi.

Qatar became the first Arab country to host the World Cup. During the tournament, Qatari politicians repeatedly stated that the country was subjected to an unprecedented campaign of baseless criticism.

Source: Ria

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