Enes Kanter Freedom asks Palestinian supporters amid Israeli conflict: ‘Your hypocrisy is killing me’

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas nears the end of its fourth week, support for the Palestinians has been seen around the world.

Marches and rallies have been held in support of Palestine, with calls for a ceasefire, as Israel continued to respond after the October 7 attacks that saw Hamas indiscriminately kill civilians while holding others hostage.

A Palestinian flag is waving

Palestinian flags fly outside the headquarters of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in Buenos Aires on November 13, 2019, during a protest demanding the cancellation of a FIFA friendly soccer match between Argentina and Uruguay, scheduled to be played in Tel Aviv of Israel. on November 18. (JUAN MABROMATA / AFP) (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images)

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated to show support for the Palestinians in cities across Europe, Asia and the Middle Eastaccording to Reuters.


Former NBA basketball player Enes Canter Freedom went to X on Friday with questions to Palestinian supporters.

“To those who grow up Palestinian flags worldwide; As a proud Muslim, I have an honest question!!!” Kanter Freedom posted.

“Where were you when ISIS started in the name of ‘Islam’ and beheaded tens of thousands of Arabs in Libya, Syria and Iraq?” Kanter Freedom asked. “Why didn’t you take it to the streets, raise their flags, condemn the terror or call for a ceasefire? Where were you in the last decade when Arab countries killed and starved more than 400,000 Yemenis? I didn’t see any of do you take to the streets, raise the Yemeni flag, condemn terror or call for a ceasefire? When millions of Arabs are slaughtered by other Arabs, you say absolutely nothing?”

Enes Kanter at the UN

US basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom speaks during an interview with AFP at the United Nations office in Geneva on April 5, 2022. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Kanter Freedom asked why those raising Palestinian flags were “so silent then” and “so loud now.”


“I’m a proud Muslim and I’m beside myself Muslim brothers and sisters around the world,” the post added. “I pray for innocent people in Palestine everyday, but your hypocrisy kills me!”

Kanter has long advocated Freedom Human Rights around the world, turned his attention to China in October 2021, calling the Chinese Communist Party leader a “barbaric dictator” as he advocated for an independent Tibet.

Kanter Freedom will continue his campaign through the early months of the 2021-22 NBA season, calling out Nike, the NBA and the superstar LeBron James for turning a blind eye to China’s human rights abuses.

On the day Hamas attacked Israel, Kanter Freedom strongly condemned the attack while expressing solidarity with the victims and their families.

“I’ve been watching closely what’s going on in the Middle East,” Kanter Freedom told Fox News Digital in part. “I have come across many messages and I think it is very important to face the situation in Israel clearly. What is happening there is undeniably barbaricacts of terrorism that cannot be mitigated by “buts” or additional justifications.

Enes Kanter Freedom in New York

Enes Kanter Freedom attends the Algemeiner 50th Anniversary J100 Gala at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on November 29, 2022 in New York City. (Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)


“The loss of innocent lives can never be justified in any way. It is important to emphasize that these events have nothing to do with Islam. In fact, Islam teaches that taking the life of an innocent person is tantamount to killing the entire humanity. We have to condemn these actions and stand in solidarity with the innocent people in Israel. Many of my Palestinian friends do not support Hamas, every act of terrorism by Hamas, taking away the hopes for peace in the region.”

Kanter Freedom has not played in the NBA since being waived Houston Rockets in February 2022 and told Fox News Digital in April that no team had contacted him or his agent to inquire about his services.

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