This footage of non-Muslim workers being refused food at a Qatari charity event during the holy month of Ramadan has sparked outrage on social media.
The footage, viewed over 450,000 times on Twitter, was retweeted by US-based writer ‘Hatem El-Gamasy’ with the message: “Non Muslims migrant workers are denied food at a food distribution event in the tiny and filthy rich state of Qatar!”
In the footage, a face-mask wearing official is seen laying out food trays on a table as workers wait in line.
Another official asks two workers if they are Muslim, and they are apparently told to move away from the food table when they answer no.
In the footage, one of the organisers can be heard intervening in the exchange, saying: “What’s his problem.”
The man he is speaking to points out that the problem is that he does not have a Muslim name.
The organiser can then be heard saying: “Not Muslim! OK. Thank you, bye!”
According to local media, the incident took place at a food distribution charity event in Qatar during the holy month of Ramadan.
Many netizens were outraged by the non-Muslim workers allegedly being refused food by the Qatari organisers while others defended the decision to only distribute it to fasting Muslims.
Twitter user ‘Rossi Alx Barbarossa’ said: “They are handing out food for the Muslims who are fasting for Ramadan They gave out free food to the Muslims only because they must daily not eat for 17 hours and they need help by providing the food for them. What did the non-Muslims exactly do to deserve the food? They are not fasting.”
Netizen ‘Lavrans’ commented: “Islam mandates that you give to those who need it. Charity is one of the five pillars.”
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