There has been much disquiet expressed over FIFA's decision to award the 2022 World Cup finals to Qatar. The New Statesman's Mehdi Hasan even goes as far as to call it Qatarphobia.
And in the same week that saw the usual idiocracy suggesting that Wikileaks' latest information dump is all part of Israel's undue influence on world affairs, I'm amazed that there haven't also been calls to boycott Qatar 2022 because of this:
"A few years ago, the Qatari Olympic Committee helped fund the construction of a new football stadium for the most successful Arab club in the Israeli premier leage, Bnei Sakhnin (اتحاد أبناء سخنين). While I am sure that there were political overtones to this, I thought that this was a wonderful gesture. Northern Israel, where Sakhnin is located, has a slight Arab majority (about 52% Arab +/- 5%) and is very much underdeveloped."
Perhaps the conspiracy theorists are too busy finding the sweeper system to be suspiciously cosmopolitan. Or something.