Qatar UN ambassador calls on God to ‘curse’ gay people in resurfaced tweet

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09/29/2022

Qatar’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has deleted her Twitter account after it was revealed she had published numerous homophobic and antisemitic comments online. Hend Al-Muftah deleted her account (@halmuftah) days after losing her bid to become chair of the United Nations (UN) Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. Instead, Patricia Hermanns, the Bahamas ambassador, was elected to the post. The announcement was made by the president of the UN Human Rights Council, Federico Villegas, who did not mention the controversy surrounding Al-Muftah.

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