After immensely influential US soccer writer Grant Wahl died a tragic death at the Qatar World Cup only two days ago, it’s been found that another journalist suffered the same fate; although this time, it was a Qatar national.
The journalist in question, Khalid al-Misslam, whose job was taking photos for the local sports outlet Al Kass TV, died yesterday under mysterious conditions.
Local news sources reported his death was “sudden”, just as they did for Wahl.
Freedom of speech doesn’t sit right with the Qatar government
Either journalists really can’t handle the Qatar climate or the Doha media really sucks at covering up what was a premeditated murder.
Two journalists, both of which were critics of the Qatar government, dying in such a short period of time can’t possibly be a coincidence.
A second journalist dies in Qatar whilst covering the #WorldCup. Photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam from Qatari news channel Al Kass TV passed away on Saturday; a day before that, US soccer journalist Grant Wahl, 48, collapsed at the match between Argentina and the Netherlands. pic.twitter.com/yy7tXdQl8B
— Monica Grayley (@MonicaGrayley) December 11, 2022
The Gulf Times offered their condolences to al-Misslam’s family, completely ignoring the strange circumstances of the man’s death. It’s been found on the same day, one of the security guards at the venue was seriously injured after a fall at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Later it was found out the guard who fell was yet another migrant worker employed at the event; several fans saw him fall from what they described as a “significant height” before he was rushed off to the hospital.
Surprisingly enough, Grant Wahl was covering the same game during which the guard fell, with witnesses claiming he fell back to his seat and stopped moving. There are no reports of whether he died on the spot or in the hospital.
The second journalist SUDDENLY dies during the World Cup in Qatar.
I’m sure it’s nothing.
— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) December 12, 2022
Hundreds of workers died during the construction
While there are certainly reports of Wahl dealing with bronchitis at the time, as he made several visits to the local clinic, people don’t just collapse and die from the infection, mainly due to it being a fairly short and innocuous illness.
Wahl’s brother, Eric, argued the journalist was, in fact, murdered on account of being outspoken against the country’s government. This started after Wahl was initially not allowed to enter the venue because of his rainbow-patterned shirt.
Wahl also shed criticism on the organization of the event, as there have been reports of hundreds of migrant workers dying while constructing the necessary infrastructure.
Absolutely bone chilling stuff
Soccer journalist Grant Wahl who was kicked out of a stadium in QATAR for this shirt has reportedly collapsed and passed away during the Argentina game today
His brother says on Instagram that Grant was fully healthy & believes there’s foul play pic.twitter.com/t47C2XfuVl
— JACK SETTLEMAN (@jacksettleman) December 10, 2022
Events like these would call for immediate investigation at a time when justice was actually served, but seeing as we’re stuck in the age of woke, every word of criticism aimed at a middle eastern country is a no-go.
The deaths of Wahl and al-Misslam shouldn’t go unpunished. The Qatar government should be held accountable if any connection is made between them and the supposed murders of these two journalists.
This wouldn’t be the first bit of criticism the event has drawn either; there’s been hundreds, if not thousands, of angry fans tweeting against the horrid organization of the 2022 Soccer World Cup.This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.