Raptors Muslim fans urged to ask players to boycott trip to Israel

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Fareed Khan. Photo: Global News – screenshot

Fareed Khan is a Toronto-based Public Affairs and Advocacy Consultant and the Director of Advocacy for the Rohingya Human Rights Network.

On June 12, 2019 Fareed Khan posted on Muslim News Canada Facebook group:


If (when?) the Raptors win, start Tweeting to Kawhi Leonard and other Raptors players with links to stories about Israeli Apartheid, and ask them to boycott any trip by the Raptors to Israel!
Toronto Raptors Jewish co-owner says team will visit Israel if it wins NBA championship

Here are excepts from the JTA article shared by Fareed Khan:

“The Toronto Raptors are one win away from the NBA championship — and a free trip to Israel.The team’s Jewish billionaire co-owner, Larry Tanenbaum, said he will bring the club to visit if it wins the title… Israel’s Sport 5 reported last week that during a low-key visit to Israel in April, Tanenbaum told several people he met in the Jewish state that “If we win the NBA championship, I will come with the Toronto Raptors to visit the Holy Land. Tanenbaum is active and philanthropic in the local Jewish community and was a founder of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.”