After we've all seen images of migrant workers walking hundreds of miles to go home, Qatar for its part is guaranteeing full salaries and free medical treatment covering also amnestied illegals. Stranded laid-off workers furthermore are receiving shelter and food. They've also set aside $800 million to carry employers through the crisis. 👍🏻
"...they know that the workers were put in quarantine as a precautionary measure to protect all of us," Muhammed Hassan al-Obaidly, assistant under-secretary for labour affairs
Bravo Qatar, for reaffirming its commitment to Palestinians 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
I'm sure on the day Gantz calls Palestinians the "enemy", while yet again violating international law about the duty to return Palestinian bodies (notwithstanding the dead children they did return), no doubt it's of some comfort to know that Qatar stands with KSA, Bahrein, Sudan and Kuwait in a magnanimous show of solidarity.
I'm a bit sad that Qatar is boycotting France at the moment, since France was among those who ignored it when Qatar was boycotted. I personally don't think teaching 9 year olds about contentious issues would have been my choice, frankly, nor defiantly reissuing an offensive caricature which was socially irresponsible but Macron is trying to hang on to his job and usually, his funeral speeches soothe French domestic discord. I'll go back to the fact that decapitating someone will not win people over to your cause, and that rather than having treated the school lesson as insignificant and worthy of disdainful scorn, decapitating the teacher has become a rallying cry to be less tolerant. In France, a parent would insult or report such a teacher to their superiors until he would be removed from influencing impressionable children. But let's remember, even French kings have been the objects of satire. Satire comes from the East, if I'm not mistaken. Yet, French kings are still the reason most people visit France. Anyway. I will not change minds but I think both sides need to reflect on themselves.
Now you know, were it not for Islamic Europe of the pre-Renaissance, the average mouthy Frenchman might not have heard of science or Greek classics. Forgive. It has been paid in blood. No more.