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ali is one of the greatest americans

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Submitted by thomas murphy (United States), Sep 22, 2008 at 23:22

ali is one of the greatest americans alive and should be praised right along with the likes of MLK or JFK, his stance on not going to war was much better then the draft card burning hippies of the day he did it for good reason ... and his link to the deaths of malcolm x or leon 4x is... ? and the hanafi sec. ahh I remember the crusades and I am still not quitting on Christianity? as far as smoking joe and other fighters go ali's banter always brought bigger numbers to see the fight they all did the same thing it's part of the game. ali was a master in doing that also, ask joe today he has no hard feelings and it made him a very rich man. talent alone in america does not always cut it

you said "Belinda Ali was the second wife he had publicly humiliated. Sonji was the first. Ali remained an unabashed racist, calling for an American apartheid and the lynching of interracial couples as late as 1975. In the years that mattered, Ali drove a wedge between the races. This may not have been evident to the cultural elite, but anyone who had been at Gary or like venues would know exactly what I mean. He routinely denigrated black heroes who did not share his point of view, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, and Thurgood Marshall among them. He continuously belittled and undermined Christianity, a bedrock of cultural stability in black America. Ali shamelessly courted some of the most brutal dictators on the planet: Qaddafi, Idi Amin, Papa Doc Duvalier, Nkrumah, Mobutu, Marcos. One of those dictators, Mobutu Sese Seko Nkuku Wa Za Banga, was complicit in the death of the black nationalist hero, Patrice Lumumba." ,,,I have never read any of those things before and have been a fan since the 70's

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