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Submitted by Asim Ahmed (United Kingdom), Dec 1, 2005 at 08:48

Muhammed Ali offered his services to help your son in your time of need and you then say that he is too far along in Parkinsons to have made that decision!!

"Ali's negative accomplishments during his first crucial years in the public eye, 1960-75:"

*He continuously belittled and undermined Christianity, a bedrock of cultural stability in black America.
*Ali helped launch the career of Don King.
*Ali also verbally and physically abused Floyd Patterson and Ernie Terrell, two men who did not deserve it

Ali became a Muslim, this was his personal choice and I doubt he was thinking that his conversion would undermine christianity, being the cultural stability it was of Black America. How did Ali help launch the career of Don King? And you cant blame him for Don Kings actions! Don King is now a respected promoter. As for Ali's abuse of Patterson and Terrell this was pre fight pshcological banter which Ali hands down won (as well as the fights)! ...

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