I was detained at airport because I'm a Muslim: Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali's son

| Updated: Mar 01, 2017 02:04 IST

NewYork [U.S.], Feb. 28 (ANI): The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has revealed that said he was detained by immigration officials at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, solely due to his religion- Muslim. Muhammad Ali Jr., along with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali were returning to Florida from Jamaica after speaking at a black history event, when they were pulled aside as they were retrieving their bags at baggage claim. "He asked me, 'what is your name? Which I didn't think nothing of that," the American citizen, added that the official asked for the origins of his name. "He said, 'OK, now, what is your religion? And I said, 'Muslim, I'm a Muslim.' And I thought to myself, that's kind of odd. He asked about my religion, and I'm traveling back into the country from where I came from?," he said. Ali Jr. further stated that the immigration official questioned him in separate room from his mother, Camacho-Ali for nearly two hours. "They asked me, where was I born and what my religion was, where did I get the name from," Camacho-Ali said. Chris Mancini, the attorney for the family claimed the incident had occurred following President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a temporary travel ban on foreign nationals entering the country from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Africa. (ANI)
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