The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

The World Cup and beyond: Thinking strategically about LGBT rights

June 20, 2022

When Egyptian football legend Mohammed Aboutreika came out swinging against homosexuality in late 2021, he touched a raw nerve across the Muslim world.

The tit-for-tat between Mr. Aboutreika and supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights laid bare a yawning gap.

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