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Cassius Clay and Islam

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Mar 7, 2006 at 16:29

Cassius Clay converted to Islam in 1964. Three years later, he received his draft notice. He refused to serve in the American army during the Vietnam War as a conscientious objector, because
"War is against the teachings of the Holy Koran. I'm not trying to dodge the draft. We are supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger. We don't take part in Christian wars or wars of any unbelievers."
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