1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

response to Donald O

Reader comment on item: Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush

Submitted by Rush Limbaugh's Rogue Pharmacist (United States), Nov 29, 2005 at 22:17

Hi there, you say that Mr. Pipes writes that Muhammad abandoned Islam after his involvement. Mr. Pipes didn't write that. He wrote that, according to Sunni Khalid, Ali dropped Malcolm X like a pork chop. Well, Muhammad has regretted that decision since then. In fact he says that is the decision that he regrets the most (http://www.edgeofsports.com/2004-01-15-37/).

However, Elijah Muhammad gave him the name Muhammad Ali and this successfully elicited loyalty from Muhammad, as it was intended to. So when Malcolm split from Elijah, Muhammad felt a debt to Elijah Muhammad. So by no means did he abandon Islam when Malcolm split from Elijah Muhammad. Elijah was increasingly becoming detached from the moral imperatives of Islam and changing into a greedy, less-principled swindler. Ali became an adherent of a more tolerant brand of Islam in 1975 and during the 1980s, as he says, he began to really practice Islam with an open heart and sensitive conscience. (http://www.thenation.com/doc/20020204/newfield)
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to response to Donald O by Rush Limbaugh's Rogue Pharmacist

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)