Muhammad Ali’s Son Hits Trump w/Major Lawsuit, Says Pops Would Be Proud
Muhammad Ali’s son, Ali Jr. is taking a page out of his father’s book and standing up for what he believes is the right thing to do when people are discriminated against and/or experience some other form of injustice in America.
Some of you may recall when we previously reported that Ali Jr. was detained twice at a Fort Lauderdale airport and asked repeatedly if he was of the Muslim religion (which he is). Those detentions took place just weeks apart (on Feb. 7th and March 10th) at Fort Lauderdale Airport, when Ali Jr. and his mother/ex-wife of Ali Sr., Khalila Ali were returning home to Florida. The only reason his mother was not detained was because she was able to prove to TSA agents that she was in fact the late boxing champ’s ex-wife. Now Ali Jr. has hit Trump with a major class action lawsuit and he also says that if his Pops was alive, he too would have joined him in this fight. See details below:
Ali Jr. Explains Why He Filed Lawsuit Against Trump
Via MailOnline: Muhammad Ali’s only biological son is filing a class action lawsuit against President Trump’s ‘Muslim ban,’ after the late boxer’s son was detained by border security twice and questioned about his religion.
Speaking exclusively to Dailymail.com, the son of the world-renowned boxing champion revealed he is spearheading a class action lawsuit with his mother Khalila Ali, involving over 1300 Muslims who are claiming the travel rules discriminate against their religion and is an abuse of human rights. Ali aims to follow in the footsteps of his humanist father, who died on June 3 last year, and believes the athlete would have joined in the fight if he were alive today.
“They stopped me for no reason. They stopped me for my last name being Ali. A Muslim. My father would do the same thing I did – and they still don’t respect people of color,’ he told Dailymail.com. We are a race of human beings and if I have to fight for eternity then so be it. I will not sleep until our people are respected as an equal opportunity, equal rights for all people that are Americans.”
Ali Jr.’s Lawyer Speaks Out Against Trump & On The Class Action Lawsuit
Via MailOnline: Attorney Chris Mancini, who was with Ali Jr. when he was stopped the second time, alleges his client was detained again in an attempt ‘to teach him a lesson’ about making the first one public. Mancini and Ali Jr are taking the lawsuit to the Federal Court, which, if successful, means that an injunction will be served on Trump’s travel ban. “Customs are out of control. We are going to make a new law,” the lawyer said.
Muhammad Ali Jr. and his lawyer are adamant that this class action lawsuit will be a “national fight” for civil rights. It’s gonna be interesting to see how this turns out. So far, Trump has managed to dodge just about every pending lawsuit against him since he’s been in the White House.
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