Muhammad Ali, Jr., Detained by Immigration Officials

By Dave Zirin

A demonstrator protests Trump’s travel ban at Los Angeles international airport, February 4, 2017. (Reuters / Ringo Chiu)

The son of the world’s greatest athletes, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali, Jr. was reportedly questioned by immigration and customs officials at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport before being detained, according to The Nation online newspaper.

“Where did you get your name from?” “Are you Muslim?”

These were the questions asked of Muhammad Ali, Jr. at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7th, before being detained for “several hours” by immigration and customs officials.

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Source: News Now/The Nation Online Newspaper


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.