'The UAE is likely using the strategy of faith-washing to hide its human rights atrocities behind a wall of interfaith public relations,' Bery told TRT World.
"There’s a deepening alliance between the repressive monarchies of the Middle East and a repressive Israeli government, which essentially functions as a military dictatorship as far as Palestinians are concerned," Bery told TRT World.
"We urge you to cancel your astonishing May 14th event 'celebrating tolerance' with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is a brutal monarchy with a bloody record of human rights violations, repression at home, and support for anti-democratic forces abroad."
Ironman is teaming up with Bahrain's dictatorship to launch its first Middle East triathlon.