|Muhammad Ali's son was detained in a Florida airport. The U.S. Border Patrol questioned his religion.|
The world lost a legend in the sports industry. Muhammad Ali passed away in 2016 and it was a huge story. It happened around the time that then candidate Donald J. Trump was promoting this proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country.
The U.S. Custom and Border Protection confirmed that on Saturday, the son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was detained at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport on February 7.
Muhammad Ali, Jr., his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali were pulled aside for questioning at the airport after returning from a speaking engagement in Jamaica.
Border patrol questioned them on their basis of their names being "Arab" sounding.
Of course, Ali, Jr. said that the ordeal was elevated by questions like, "Where did you get your name from?" and "Are you a Muslim?"
The profiling of American Muslims is a part of the fuhrer's relentless ban on Muslims entering the United States. He is trying to impose a travel ban on seven majority Muslim nations.
It ends up in legal wrangling when the fuhrer tried to push this through his executive orders.
Ali's attorney said this in plain sense.
"To the Ali family, it's crystal clear that this is directly lined to Trump's efforts to ban Muslims from the United States," said Chris Mancini.
Mancini told the Miami New Times that immigration officers asked Ali, Jr. about his religion within the first 30 minutes of being detained and again when he was taken to a small holding room where he was held for another 90 minutes.
"What right does the United States have to inquire about somebody's religion when they enter the country?" Mancini told the New Times. "There was no other basis for a secondary inspection. This is an instance where the ban has been enforced even though it has been thrown out. The government is still trying to find grounds to keep Muslims out."