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Former NBA star Enes Freedom was one of many participants in the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. He told Fox News Digital that he was attending to learn how to better support the fight against religion and persecution.
Politicians, religious leaders, and liberal advocates on either side of the aisle gathered to discuss some of the most vicious acts of religious persecution in the world today.
Professional basketball playerand devout Muslim Kanter Freedom was born to Turkish parents in Switzerland. He used his influence to highlight the injustices of the dictator who defended basic human rights.
American professional basketball player Enes Freedom , Support breakfast at the IRF Summit. (Provided by: IRF Summit.)(Provided by: IRF Summit)
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Former Boston Celtics player legally changed his surname to "freedom" when he became a U.S. citizen last year, religiously around the world. And has received a lot of attention with creative sneakers that emphasize political persecution. .. His sneakers include the "Free Tibet", "Free Uyghur" logos and "No Beijing 2022" in connection with this year's Winter Olympics.
Last week,US Customs and Border Protectionprovided for the Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which bans the import of forced labor products manufactured in China's Xinjiang Province into the United States. Implementation has started.
In a statement last month, the State Department stated that dealing with forced labor and other human rights abuses in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and around the world is a priority.
Uighur women pass by the mosque Kuqa City in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in western China. In China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, young Uighur ethnic minority men are not allowed to grow beards. Also prohibited are certain types of women's scarves, veils, "jilbab", and loose, full-length clothing worn in public places. (AP Photo / Ng Han Guan)(The Associated Press)
"We are taking concrete steps to promote accountability in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Global Magnitzky Act, Export Controls, Withholding and Import Restrictions on Release Orders, and Helping US Companies Avoid Business Transactions That Promote or Benefit Human Rights Infringement, including Forced Labor. Release labor of multiple agency business advisories on the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. "
Canter Freedom told Fox News Digital that she was attending the summit to "she be educated."
"The most important thing I want to see is that they only come here because I know a few people and I know the story of their struggle Because God (and) it has a vast expanse all over the world, so it's like I'm trying to do whatever I can to listen to people, and I share it with the whole world. You can, "he said.
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Such survivors of religious persecution One of them was imprisoned for two months in China, where he and his wife were accused of engaging in illegal religious activities as a church minister in Beijing. They both fled to the United States in 1997 as religious refugees.
Hu is now the main voice of China's persecuted religious community and has launched China Aid, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring international attention to China's total human rights. I did. Violate and promote freedom of religion and the rule of law in China.
Chinese authorities will open a church in Sunzhuang in 2020 I demolished it.(provided by ChinaAid)
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Fu, he is driven by faith in God, and sharing his organization is, Jesus says, "If I'm hungry, give me a loaf of bread." He added that he was motivated by a part of the Bible. Adding his scream, "If you're thirsty, a glass of water," was answered when accepted by the United States.
He concluded that he had a mission of faith to "expose the abuse of persecution by equipping leaders." "
The" Freedom Shoes "exhibition is on display at theIRF Summit, with basketball kicks designed by artists who are victims of religious persecution around the world. ..
As a kid, Freedom was always fascinated by the style of sneakers players wear. I was checking the brand, color, comfort and design.
"I wanted to make the shoes I wanted to do. There are artists around the world who have been oppressed by the government because they know the situation. They put all their emotions and emotions into their shoes. And they went out wearing shoes. They don't play basketball, and it's become a big trend, "he said.
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Fans Focus on his shoe game I was interested in shoes and topics to emphasize next. He said he plans to manufacture sneakers to benefit the community in order to further increase their influence.
Basketball star told Fox News Digital wants to educate the younger generation so they have a brighter future. He encourages other athletes to use their platform through social media to support what is right.
"Talk about the right thing and don't worry about your back-door transaction or your next salary or contract."