Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained for Hours at Florida Airport by Immigration: Reports

Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained for Hours at Florida Airport by Immigration: Reports
By Alexia Fernandez People

Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali, was detained by immigration officials at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for hours on Feb. 7, according to several reports.

Ali Jr., 44, was traveling with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, to Florida from a speaking engagement in Montego Bay, Jamaica, according to the Courier-Journal.
Keith E. Smith, a spokesman for the Florida division of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, declined to comment on the incident, writing in a statement to PEOPLE: “Due to the restrictions of the Privacy Act, U.S. Customs and Border Protection cannot discuss individual travelers; however, all international travelers arriving in the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection.”
Mancini claimed that officials held and questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, “Where did you get your name from?” and “Are you Muslim?” according to the Courier-Journal.

Camacho-Ali showed officers a photo of herself with her famous ex-husband and was not detained, the Miami New Times reported. Her son didn’t have a photo to prove his famous pedigree, even though he does hold a U.S. passport and was born in Philadelphia.
“This is an outrage,” Mancini told the New Times. “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.”

Trump signed an executive order prohibiting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. on Jan. 27. A federal judge in Seattle, Washington blocked the order a few days before Ali Jr.’s flight.

EDITORS NOTE: When US citizens are being asked to show their papers and a US passport is not enough you must know that the country is in trouble. First comes "show me your papers", then comes "armbands" or "stars" to further identify who you are. Then comes jail or deportation to "resettlement camps". If you think history doesn't repeat itself you are an idiot. Doesn't matter who his father is. This isn't right. Unlike George W. Bush and Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali was not a draft dodger, he was a conscientious objector. There is a huge difference. If we, the people of the United States of America, allow an ignorant, paranoid, xenophobic, rude, self-serving, totally unqualified person who had his pals in Russia rig the presidential election continue to spread hatred, racism and violence, this nation will implode. When Fascism takes over this country, it will be wrapped in our flag and carrying a cross. You can bet on it.

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