‘Et al maypole’: Qatar gives ‘Throne’ sign to people who live in skyscrapers

Qatar: Source of so much trouble?

We previously reported on an image of the mysterious “Qatari flag,” bearing the letter Q at the top — sparking a flurry of speculation in conservative circles as to its origin. (It seems the winged star could have been borrowed from the Arabian letters to represent ‘Qatar,’ in the manner of the similarly overlooked ‘O’ and ‘A’ on the British Union Jack.)

An investigation has since concluded that the symbols, etched into the sand and erected as buildings throughout Qatar, are religious in nature — and are signs of the seclusion and seclusion that exist within the Arab nation’s façade.

These symbols are said to be part of a system of “cremation rituals,” in which Qataris and citizens were ordered to stand in front of a building with a marker and to either burn it or drop a stone on it. (The resultant injuries are often depicted on a mirror behind the building, as a warning to sinners.)

But did they never occur to anyone? In a recent interview with the New York Times, Azad Moosa, one of the authors of the book on the “Qatari flag,” said that there was apparently a “radical change of policy” after the country “publicly renounced its ties to the death cult Doha-born Osama bin Laden,” according to the Daily Mail.

Moosa argued that “Qatar’s little secret seems to be that they like alcohol and drugs, and even the AK-47, so they don’t mind when people burn and throw stones at the buildings.”

In this context, it seems fair to say that this system of thrones, buildings, and monuments could be considered a little more than a little bit touchy.

Read the full story at The Independent.

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