Sports for the white man

The Olympic Games, from a Palestinian perspective:

So let’s hope that in the next Games we’ll see contestants competing for a medal in events such as constructing a concrete wall, mixing cement, milking cows, cleaning stairs, and digging sewage ditches along the roads of the capital of the host country.

And boycotting China?

I’m not sure exactly what the Chinese did. In a general way, I know about Tibet, human rights and ceramics that break too easily. But I agree that a country that conquers another nation, uses military force to rob a person of his freedom, tramples human and civil rights, punishes entire populations and detains them without blinking an eye, discriminates against its inhabitants on religious grounds, arrests leaders of another nation and assassinates them and scatters their demonstrations with live fire – that is a country which definitely ought to be boycotted.

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