[Epoch Times November 24, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Xu Jian comprehensive report) NBA “Celtic” center Enes Kanter has repeatedly voiced his support for global human rights after the “Peng Shuai incident” He has repeatedly called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympics.
Peng Shuai was blocked by the mainland Internet for accusing Zhang Gaoli, the former deputy prime minister of the Chinese Communist Party, of sexually assaulting her. Her whereabouts were unknown for more than 10 days. Last Sunday, IOC Chairman Thomas Bach had a video conversation with Peng Shuai, but Peng Shuai’s “being shown” still could not quell international sports attacks on the CCP’s human rights violations. IOC was also criticized by public opinion for cooperating with the CCP’s foreign propaganda.
In an interview with Fox News on November 23, Kanter said that even though most professional sports circles remain silent on the CCP’s human rights violations and accusations against the CCP’s leadership, “but someone has to do it (to resist the CCP).”
“There are so many athletes, so many actors, so many singers and rappers. They dare not say a word, because they care too much about their money-care about their endorsement agreement.” Kanter said.
“They should know one thing: Morality and principles should be more important than money, not the other way around. People’s lives depend on this (morality and principles),” Kanter added, noting that young people all over the world admire all sports Athletes of events-therefore, athletes should pay attention to their words and deeds.
Kanter has long been a critic of the Chinese Communist Party and its leader Xi Jinping. A photo of a pair of sneakers that he wore in a recent match was painted with criticism of Xi Jinping.
“I do feel lonely, yes… Many people care too much about their business interests. But for me, human rights are more important than anything.” He said on the Fox program.
An executive of the International Olympic Committee issued a statement saying that the organization cannot leave China. Kanter questioned this, thinking that the International Olympic Committee could not continue to recognize the “barbaric dictatorship” of the CCP.
“(The CCP) is censoring and threatening freedom. They do not respect human rights and conceal the truth. As we speak now, (China) is undergoing genocide.” He said, “Millions of people are locked up in concentration camps– They are subjected to torture and gang rape every day. It is unacceptable if they plan to host the Olympic Games in such a country.”
Kanter also contributed to the Wall Street Journal for the Peng Shuai incident, calling for a resolute boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. He said, “Even if you can win all the gold medals in the world, it is not worth selling the values and principles to the Chinese Communist Party.”
In his letter, Kanter called on the sports world to wake up and athletes to stand up and speak up. He said: “We must realize that the authoritarian Chinese (CCP) government is not our friend.”
The British “The Times” revealed that the United Kingdom is “actively discussing” a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics with members of the “Five Eyes Alliance” that share intelligence.
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