Somehow the Washington Post, Karen Attiah, Jeff Bezos and the rest of Jamal Khashoggi’s fan club don’t seem terribly interested in Qatar’s crimes.
The Islamic tyranny is another slave state. Beyond its ties to terrorists and Iran, is the massive death toll in the slave state that is behind Al Jazeera.
Workers constructing the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums, the hotels and the new road networks of Qatar call it ‘ciplō mr̥tyu’.
It is a Nepalese phrase meaning the ‘slipping death’ and it is used by labourers preparing the Gulf State for the blue riband tournament in November to describe the sad demise of their colleagues.
Healthy and hard-working, these young men simply slip away in the night.
The workers believe their friends’ deaths have resulted from being forced to toil too long under the burning sun without shade, breaks and water in temperatures exceeding 40C for just £8.30-a-day.
They die in their sleep from heat exhaustion, as a result of exploitation.
And when they protest, they get more of the same.
Qatar recently arrested at least 60 foreign workers who protested going months without pay and deported some of them, an advocacy group said, just three months before Doha hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Video footage posted online showed some 60 workers angry about their salaries protesting on Aug. 14 outside of the Doha offices of Al Bandary International Group, a conglomerate that includes construction, real estate, hotels, food service and other ventures. Some of those demonstrating hadn’t received their salaries for as many as seven months, Equidem said.
Not unusual in Qatar and the Middle East.
Qadri said police later arrested the protesters and held them in a detention center where some described being in a stifling heat without air conditioning. Doha’s temperature this week reached around 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 degrees Fahrenheit).
Qadri described police telling those held that if they can strike in hot weather, they can sleep without air conditioning.
One detained worker who called Equidem from the detention center described seeing as many as 300 of his colleagues there from Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal and the Philippines. He said some had been paid salaries after the protest while others hadn’t. His comments could not be corroborated.
Thousands of Qatar’s slaves can die and the media won’t cover it. But when one of its agitators, Jamal Khashoggi, a good friend of Osama bin Laden, croaks, the media won’t stop treating it as front page news.