September 17, 2020

Muhammed Ali's Son: My Dad Would Have Hated the BLM Movement

  • Flyover Country

By: Nate James

In Brief:

The son of Muhammed Ali, the late, great, black championship boxer, is speaking out about what his father would have thought of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Background:

The New York Post reports:

On the fourth anniversary of his death, Muhammad Ali’s only biological son says that his father would be against Black Lives Matter, calling the movement “racist” and the protesters “devils.”

The legendary boxer and activist stood up against racism throughout his life, but Muhammad Ali Jr. says his dad would have been sickened by how the protests have turned to violence and looting after the death of George Floyd.

“Don’t bust up s–t, don’t trash the place,” he told The Post. “You can peacefully protest.

‘‘My father would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘All lives matter.’ I don’t think he’d agree.”

Notable Quotes:

“It’s not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody’s life matters. God loves everyone — he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is.” 

  • Muhammed Ali, Jr.

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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