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Kudos to Dr.Pipes for exposing Ali & K.O.ing his "giddy fawning" fans

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Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Nov 29, 2005 at 21:25

Dr. Pipes has once against proven himself to be 'the undisputed champ' and an 'intellectual prizefighter', by depicting and revealing the malevolence and sordidness which characterises Muhammed Ali and his entourage, which is now manifesting itself via the radical Islamist agenda being pushed by his handlers using the facilities of the New Muhammed Ali Center and the Muhammed Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville.

Dr.Pipe's contention that giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ali was "The nadir of his presidency", was inadvertently vindicated by a WPost sportwriter who described Ali as "a sporting icon" and "probably the most internationally famous man in America has produced in a great while, and the times that fashioned him and us"


One website offers documentation about the Ali Center and Institute's activities which promote radical Islam and noted that:

"... The media circus around Ali's award and the recent opening of his new center was characterised by hyperbolic praise and only mentioned his association with the violent anti white-anti semitic black supremicist Nation of Islam by stating; "Ali, once a fiery Nation of Islam member, is now a voice for interfaith cooperation". The article described the new Ali Center, as "having a spiritual room where visitors can recline on sleek black leather chairs listening to the champ's spiritual philosophy". http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/living/13241376.htm

The Ali Institute promotes radical Islam and has links to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the ADC(The Arab American Anti Discrimination Committee) of which Ali is a board member.

Among those helping to whitewash Ali's evil legacy by praising Ali and the new center was Bryan Gumbel who:

" lauded Ali for his stance against the Vietnam War. The boxer was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing to serve in the military during the war. Gumbel said "it took bravery to get into the ring and risk his pretty face; it took real guts to step out of the ring and risk everything."

For his part veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost gushed"...Some people are overwhelmed by their dreams, but Ali's dreams made him bolder and stronger and fearless".... "His strength and his tenacity as a fighter captured the world's attention, but it was his insistence on his own value that made him a hero. http://eurweb.com/story.cfm?id=23543

Cerebral lightweight Angelina Jolie, politician wannabe, reportedly made a "massive donation of an artistic nature to the Ali center".

Former President Clinton outdid Bush in (what Dr.Pipes called), "fawning giddyness" when he proclaimed at the Center's opening that "the world is a better place because of you".You thrilled us as a fighter and you inspired us even more as a force for peace and reconciliation, understanding and respect. No one was ever more beautiful or brash or bright or powerful or fast in the ring. It was breathtaking."

Clinton's praise of Ali's odious legacy was one example of how -' it takes one to know one'.

More insidiously, it shows how 'chumps for the champ' which include the present and past presidents of the United States are helping Ali and his handlers perpetrate a radical Islamist agenda under the guise of "peace and reconciliation".

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