When Donald Trump tweeted that he couldn’t imagine what prominent Muslim athletes President Barack Obama was referring to in his speech to the nation the other night, many of us very quickly thought “Muhammad Ali, Donald.” Ali is easily on a very short list of most famous American athletes of the 20th century.
He’s also super famously a Muslim as he changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he announced, to everyone, that he was a Muslim. Ali has released a statement concerning Muslims and the recent terrorist actions that some people, like Donald Trump and the Republican Party, are trying to use to incite political support.
”I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.
We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda. They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.
Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people's views on what Islam really is.”
Muhammad Ali is a long standing national treasure. Donald Trump is a long standing national shame.
the few have perverted and usurped the religion of Islam just like the evangelicals have done with Christianity but republicans are not instructing their base to hate and kill them why not?????????????