Ali Jr. DETAINED At Airport ‘For Being Muslim’? See What They Did His MOM Tho

Posted On : February 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-02-25 at 8.59.50 AMThe son of Muhammad Ali, Ali Jr. has just revealed that he was illegally detained at a Florida airport and questioned repeatedly about being Muslim. He and his family are pissed and are speaking out about what they say is a disgrace due to Trump’s proposed travel ban. And what’s also a trip is what Ali Jr.’s mother had to do to avoid being detained.

LOS ANGELES - JULY 13: Boxer and honoree Muhammad Ali arrives at the 20th Annual "Midsummer Night's Magic Awards Dinner" on July 13, 2005 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
(Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Ali Jr. and his mother/Ali Sr.’s ex-wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, were returning from a Black History Month speaking engagement in Montego Bay, Jamaica and headed back home to Deerfield Beach, FL to a rude awakening. See details below:

Via Miami New Times: [Muhammad Ali Jr.] says he was stopped at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, questioned twice about his religion, and then held for about two hours this past February 7.

“This is an outrage,” says Chris Mancini, a former federal prosecutor and friend of the family. “I don’t know what is going on with Mr. Trump’s claim that his ban is not religion-based. We do not discriminate in this country based on religion.”

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Ali Jr., age 44, had no criminal record and carries a United States passport, Mancini says. Mancini says the detention is an instance where a ban proposed by the Trump administration and overturned by both a trial court and an appeals court is nevertheless being enforced.