Wednesday 28 October, 2020

'Are you Muslim?': Muhammad Ali's son detained by US immigration after returning from Jamaica

A lawyer, Chris Mancini tells the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky ( ) that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of Muhammad Ali, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7 after returning from Jamaica where they had gone to deliver a presentation on Black history.

Mancini says officials questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, "Where did you get your name from?" and "Are you Muslim?"

Mancini says officials continued questioning Ali Jr. after acknowledging that he was Muslim. Ali Jr. was born in Philadelphia and holds a US passport.

US Customs and Border Protection officials say they "cannot discuss individual travelers; however, all international travelers arriving in the US are subject to CBP inspection."

FEATURED PHOTO: Muhammad Ali Jr and mother Khalilah.

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