Alright folks, let's give this another try. We have decided to open up the discussion but will strive to keep it focused (i.e. relevant to Qatar 2022) and as factual/objective as possible. Allow me to elaborate with a few bullet points. Qatar's Winning Bid: much like before everything about FIFA's decision is fair game including accusations of corruption, the winter world cup debate and the ongoing investigation by the ethics committee. Qatar's Laws: we will draw the line here at the laws that are relevant for tourists visiting the country. For example, there is no point in discussing laws governing marriage or inheritance. These discussions should be about the serving of alcohol, the display of public affection and anything else where your typical western tourist has to make a few adjustments. In summary, it should be about the tourist experience and the laws should be discussed in an informative, factual manner where the primary goal is to inform a potential traveler, not passing moral judgment. The latter will inevitably lead to a broader religious debate irrelevant to Qatar 2022. Human Rights: here too we will draw the line at what is relevant for the tournament - mainly the worker conditions. Similarly potential replacement hosts may also be viewed in a critical light along those lines. To use an example from the previous thread as illustration, Guantanamo Bay references have no room in the discussion, but the working conditions in California of the many illegal immigrants in the construction and hospitality sector do have their place in a debate. Politics in the Middle East: we will steer clear of any politics as much as possible, including the emotional subject that is Israel. Should Israel get close to qualifying it's a different story, but until then it just leads to discussions about 1967 borders. Finally, personal attacks are not tolerated and we reserve the right to ban people who violate these rules from the forum. Stirring emotions without adding value to the discussion won't be looked at kindly either. In short, the main question to ask yourself before posting. Is it relevant to Qatar 2022?