Muhammad Ali’s Son & Ex-Wife Are Now Fighting Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

Published On March 14, 2017 | By patrice | Politics, The latest posts

Famous boxer Muhammad Ali’s son and ex-wife both declared that there would be a “showdown” over religious freedom against President Donald Trump, only one month after the two of them were detained by immigration officials when arriving to a Florida airport.

Muhammad Ali Jr., as well as his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, now plan on heading to Washington this coming Thursday to meet with the lawmakers in hopes of discussing issues such as religious background, discrimination and their unexpected experience with airport officials.

They are also hopeful to put an end to Trump’s travel ban, as well as successfully launch their “Step Into the Ring” campaign, calling on the support of former boxing greats like Evander Hollyfield, Larry Holmes and Roberto Duran. The mother and son duo are framing this effort directly as a fight against our current President, using the hashtag #AlivsTrump.

“There shouldn’t be a travel ban,” said Khalilah Camacho Ali. “If I don’t speak up now, they’re going to keep harassing us.”

The mother and son, who were both born and raised in the United States, were making a return from a Black History Month event that took place on February 7th in Jamaica. They’d found themselves being detained and questioned at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. They’d even said that they were questioned about whether they were Muslim or not and spoke of their relationship to Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxing champion, repeatedly in hopes that they would be released.

“I’m paranoid. I’m just waiting for somebody to mess with me. That’s not a good feeling when you have to travel,” Khalilah Camacho Ali said when asked how the incident has affected her.

We are hopeful that all of this mess gets worked out in their favor so that Muslims can come and go as they please.

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